5 Top Tips for Spring Landscapes

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5 TOP TIPS for Spring Landscapes

By William R. Boyce, IV - Landscape Architect

With these 5 Top Tips, for spring landscape design and maintenance, Biosphere will improve your outdoor pleasure. 


Beautiful Backyard 

1.  Plan Now for Backyard Summer Parties
Meet with a Biosphere Landscape Designer to assess and enhance your outdoor spaces considering trees, plants, flowers, BBQ's, fireplaces, pathways, patios, and water features.


Winter Pruning 

2.  Prune Winter Damage  

BioCare is the division of Biosphere devoted to year round woody and perennial plant care, hardscape maintenance, and unique seasonal flower displays. 


Paver Driveway Installation

3.  Repair Belgian Block and Paver Damage 

With such a cold and snowy winter, masonry gets damaged from snowplowing and the perils of winter heaving.  Biosphere has professionals to handle any Belgian block, paver, or natural stonework repair.


lovely water feature 

4.  Witness Drainage Patterns  

The snow melt makes it easy to see the drainage patterns causing over-saturated lawns and problem areas.  At Biosphere, we work with the natural flows of the landscape to improve upon what already exists.  A flooded lawn area may be the perfect spot for a rain garden. 

Fresh Vegetables

5.  Plant an Organic Vegetable Garden  

Considering how beneficial locally grown food is, how about a raised bed vegetable garden?  Now is a great time to plan and plant a garden. Biosphere has teamed up with Yard2Kitchen building and maintaining raised bed gardens providing you with fresh produce to pick from your own backyard. 

Thank you for being a partner with Biosphere.  We specialize in outside possibilities.  Call on us to design, build, manage,  and maintain the outdoor beauty of both your residential and commercial properties.


patio staircase - mulched plant beds

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