Spring is a welcomed change on Old Mission Peninsula. The long, cold, and dark winter months had us eager only to bundle up and rest along with our landscape. The start of spring has us anticipating the beauty we know will surround soon us, but there is a lot of work to be done to get us there.
Here at Brys Estate, as soon as (what we hope to be) the last of the snow is behind us, we get to work on the lawn areas repairing what winter damage had been done. Rocks, sand, and sod are put back in their places after being moved by snow plows, vehicles, and snow drifts. The planting beds at the Bryses Farmhouse and winery are fine-tuned and fall debris is removed. The planting beds, fruit crops, and lavender fields are weeded, and weed control and fertilizer are applied prior to a fresh coat of mulch in areas without landscape fabric.
After a fresh coat of mulch, the early season plants come to life. They are a welcomed sigh and only the beginning of much more beauty ahead.
As the temperatures start to rise and the days get longer the early blooming plants will begin to again anchor the landscape. When the time is right, we color the landscape with annuals and add more perennials to fill voids left by winter damage.
The landscape is ever changing, as are the tasks ahead needed to be done to maintain the health and beauty of the property for all to enjoy.
- Miriam & Ron