Summer is just around the corner, and you know what that means! It’s time to spruce up your landscape. Whether it’s your backyard or your business’ front lawn, making sure your landscape is ready for summer will help you enjoy the warm weather and increase curb appeal. But where do you start? With so much to do, it can be overwhelming to know where to begin your landscape design. Don’t worry — we’ve compiled a list of tips and tricks to get you started.

Clean It Up

Start by cleaning up your landscape. Pick up debris, sticks, and leaves that have fallen over during the winter season. You can also remove dead plants, weeds, trim shrubs, and trees that have grown out of hand. Cleaning up your landscape will help make it look neater and easier to manage. This will give you a clean slate to work with.

Add Colorful Flowers

Summer is all about fun and what better way to add that than with colorful flowers? Choose flowers that are hardy enough to handle the high temperatures of the summer season. Some excellent summer flowers include Sunflowers, Hibiscus, and Lantana. They add much-needed color to your landscape!


During summertime, watering is essential to keeping your flowers and plants fresh. Watering daily can be very helpful to your plants and it’s best to water them early in the morning or in the late afternoon when the temperatures are cooler. This will keep the water from evaporating too quickly.


Mulching is an easy way to improve and retain water in the soil. This is helpful during the summer months when the soil tends to be dry. When spreading the mulch, make sure that it is at least 2-3 inches thick, but not covering the base of the plant.

Hire A Professional

If you're busy and don't have time to do all of these things, hire a landscape professional to help you! A professional landscaper can assess your outdoor space and recommend the best plants and flowers that are suitable for your landscape. They can also help with irrigation systems that can help save you time and money on the maintenance of your landscape.

Summer is a great time to enjoy your garden, patio, or business outdoor space. A little bit of preparation goes a long way in ensuring that your landscape will remain healthy, lush, and vibrant throughout the season. By following these tips and tricks, you’re well on your way to a beautiful outdoor space for the summer season. If you need professional help, Olive Branch Landscape Management is here to help. We offer full-service landscaping packages that include design, installation, and maintenance. Contact us today to schedule an appointment!