Spring is a season of renewal and rejuvenation, and it’s just as true for landscaping as it is for nature. For commercial properties, the arrival of spring brings a perfect opportunity to refresh and revitalize the landscape. At Estes Landscaping, we understand the importance of a well-maintained and aesthetically pleasing outdoor space for businesses. Here’s a guide to the essential tasks that should be on your checklist as you prepare your commercial landscape for the spring season.

1. Thorough Cleanup

Winter can leave behind debris such as fallen branches, dead leaves, and other detritus. Start your spring landscaping efforts with a thorough cleanup to clear out this material and give your property a tidy appearance.

2. Assessing Winter Damage

Examine your landscape for any damage caused by winter weather. This includes checking trees and shrubs for broken branches, inspecting irrigation systems for freeze damage, and assessing hardscape elements for cracks or shifts.

3. Lawn Care and Reseeding

Early spring is an ideal time to aerate the lawn, which helps relieve compaction and allows water and nutrients to penetrate the soil. If there are bare patches, reseed or overseed to encourage lush, healthy growth.

4. Fertilization and Weed Control

Apply a balanced fertilizer to give plants a boost as they exit dormancy. Also, implement a pre-emergent weed control strategy to prevent weeds from taking over as the weather warms up.

5. Pruning and Shaping

Prune trees and shrubs to remove any dead or diseased wood and to shape them for optimal growth and appearance. Remember, the timing of pruning can vary depending on the species.

6. Mulching

Applying a fresh layer of mulch not only enhances the appearance of your landscape but also helps retain moisture, regulate soil temperature, and suppress weeds.

7. Planting Seasonal Color

Spring is the perfect time to add color to your landscape with annuals and perennials. Choose plants that will provide a burst of color and complement the overall design of your property.

8. Irrigation System Check

Ensure your irrigation system is functioning correctly. Check for leaks, clogged sprinkler heads, and proper coverage to ensure efficient water use.

9. Refresh Hardscape Elements

Inspect walkways, patios, and other hardscape features. Repair any damage and consider power washing to restore their appearance.

10. Planning for Continuous Care

Establish a regular maintenance schedule for mowing, trimming, and other ongoing care to keep your landscape looking its best throughout the spring and into summer.


Spring landscaping sets the tone for the year and can significantly impact the curb appeal of your commercial property. By tackling these essential tasks, you can ensure that your landscape is healthy, vibrant, and inviting. At Estes Landscaping, we’re here to help you every step of the way. Let’s make your commercial property shine this spring!