As 2016 comes to an end, it’s time to set your New Year’s resolutions as we reign in 2017.

Your New Year’s resolutions might include starting yoga or learning a new language, but why not add creating your dream garden to the list? We’re looking at some New Year’s resolutions that will prepare your garden for another trip around the sun.

Resolution #1: Help Your Soil

It’s easy to forget about your soil. But healthy soil is the foundation of a lush yard and garden.

Have your soil tested in 2017. An expert lawn care team can tell you what your soil needs, and how you can improve its health. The BUR-HAN Garden & Lawn experts can help you identify issues with your soil that might be impacting the health of your lawn, and help you find resolutions.

If you want to get started without speaking to an expert, consider aerating your soil. Take a look at some of our tips for soil aeration, and other ways you can improve your soil’s health.

Resolution #2: Conserve More Water

Depending on where you live, you might be overwatering your lawn and garden.

Start by researching your grass and each of your plants. Take note of their watering needs, and how much average rainfall your neighborhood receives. You only need to water enough to make up for inadequate rainfall.

Consider a watering schedule. Don’t let your sprinklers run all day, every day – rather, set a watering schedule for your plants and stick to it. This can save you time and money in the long run, while keeping your lawn lush and beautiful.

Resolution #3: Monitor Pests and Weeds

Pests and weeds can spell destruction for your lawn. They can steal nutrients, destroy your soil, and prevent your lawn and garden from looking its best.

Start weeding early in the year. Once weeds begin to show, don’t let them take hold. To learn more about conquering weeds, check out our handy guide to weed control and prevention.

Pests can also be detrimental to your lawn, but they might be harder to remove. At BUR-HAN Garden & Lawn, our team members are trained to understand and identify pests that may be hurting your lawn. We can help you diagnose the issue, and provide you with solutions to solve your pest infestation. If you think you might have a pest issue, contact us today for a free quote, so we can help you get rid of pests before they take control.

Resolution #4: Irrigate Your Lawn

Irrigation can be crucial to your lawn’s health. Over time, your irrigation systems may not work as planned, which could cause your lawn and garden distress.

Before spring, check your irrigation systems for accuracy. This will ensure your plants are getting the water they need throughout the spring and summer seasons.

Resolution #5: Fertilize Your Garden and Lawn

Your plants and lawn require certain nutrients to thrive. Over time, your soil may become depleted of nutrients, which can impact your lawn’s health.

Fertilize your lawn according to its needs. When you don’t fertilize your plants, they can become brittle, brown, and even die. Look for signs of distress with your lawn and garden to know when to fertilize.

As the New Year rolls in, it’s time to set goals for your lawn and garden’s health. To learn more about how you can put your lawn’s New Year’s resolutions in place, or to get a free quote, contact BUR-HAN Garden & Lawn Care today so we can help you with your next landscaping project.