Spring cleaning isn’t just for the inside of your house. It’s equally as important to focus on the regularly viewed part of your house as well: your yard. Getting your yard ready for the new season is an important part of upkeep and further growth.
Here we have some necessary steps for spring cleaning that we can get done for you:
Snow freezes your plants and lawn and can kill a good amount of the vegetation. Once the last of the snow is gone, we know that it’s important to survey the lawn for any bare areas or dead spots of grass. Heavy traffic and pet messes can keep the grass from growing back. We can help by sprinkling some soil over the area and adding grass and fertilizer. The key is to keep the dirt moist until the seeds sprout into grass.
While we scan your yard, we will do a “deep clean” and pull out the rake to remove all dead leaves, branches, and twigs. Expert tip: it’s always important to ensure that the lawn is dry before raking leaves. Raking over wet grass can tear it from the roots, leaving you with even more bare patches. A great way to recycle the debris is to create a compost pile in your yard.
Once we have your lawn in order, we take to pruning shrubbery, trees, and plants. Each season calls for a different way of pruning. For example, late winter/early spring calls for cutting ornamental grasses short to leave plenty of time and room of strong healthy growth. Each plant requires different pruning and we have a firm knowledge of how to take care of each variety.
Steps you can take at home:
Late winter/early spring is the time to spring clean your gardening tools as well. You may not be mowing the grass for a while, but when the time comes, you’ll want your lawn mower in good condition. If you didn’t remove the dirty oil or replace the spark plugs during the fall, now’s the time to swap out the used oil for new oil and replace old spark plugs. Also, lightly lubricate the wheel bearing, height adjuster, and any other moving parts, following the manual’s instructions. Make sure to have the lawn mower blades sharpened by a professional, so they’ll cut the grass evenly.
You can also repair damaged tools, clear out the yard hose of debris inside, and let some sunshine into the old tool shed. Spring is coming and there is a lot to do but don’t worry, we are here to help!