Del Mar estate landscaping

Spring is in the air, and with it comes the promise of blooming flowers, lush green lawns, and the perfect time to give your Del Mar estate’s landscape the love and attention it deserves. Whether you’re a seasoned gardener or you’re just starting your gardening journey, this checklist will guide you through refreshing your Del Mar landscaping for the summer season.

  1. Winter Cleanup
    Start with a thorough cleanup. Remove any fallen branches, dead leaves, and other debris from your lawns, flower beds, and pathways. This not only tidies up your estate but also prevents pests and diseases from taking over your outdoor plants and trees.
  2. Repairs
    Inspect your walkways, patios, fences, and other hardscape features for winter damage. Freeze-thaw cycles can cause cracks and other issues. Early repairs can prevent further damage and maintain the beauty and functionality of your exterior.
  3. Pruning
    Pruning is crucial for healthy plant growth. Remove dead or diseased branches from trees and shrubs. For flowering plants, know the right time to prune them to not accidentally cut off future blooms. Early spring is ideal for many, but some may need to be pruned later in the season.
  4. Lawn Care: Aerate and Fertilize
    Aeration helps your lawn breathe and grow more robustly by allowing air, water, and nutrients to penetrate the soil more effectively. Follow up with a high-quality fertilizer tailored to your lawn’s specific needs, promoting lush, green growth.
  5. Seasonal Plants
    Spring is the perfect time to introduce new plants to your landscape. Consider drought-tolerant natives that thrive in Del Mar’s climate, adding both beauty and resilience to your garden. Consult with a local nursery to select plants that will flourish in your specific conditions.
  6. Mulch
    Apply a fresh layer of mulch around trees, shrubs, and flower beds. Mulch helps retain soil moisture, suppress weeds, and give your garden a polished look. Choose a type that complements your landscape design and meets your plants’ needs.
  7. Irrigation
    Check your irrigation system for leaks or blockages and adjust the settings for spring weather conditions. Consider installing a smart irrigation controller that adjusts watering based on weather data, saving water and keeping your landscape healthy.
  8. Save the Bees
    Enhance your estate’s ecosystem by creating habitats for pollinators. Plant a mix of native flowers, set up bird feeders, and install a water feature. These additions not only support local wildlife but also bring your landscape to life with their presence.
  9. Outdoor Living
    With the warmer weather, it’s time to prepare your outdoor living spaces. Clean your outdoor furniture, check the grill, and consider new additions like outdoor lighting or a fire pit to enhance your enjoyment of your estate’s landscape.
  10. Upkeep
    The upkeep on your home’s landscaping is something that you should plan for each summer season. If upkeep sounds like a lot of work, consider hiring professionals from Nature Designs Landscaping to care for your estate for you. Our experts can help design and plan your landscaping, and we can assist with any upkeep that needs to be done as well. Get in touch with us today to get started!