Don’t stop inside! These easy landscape maintenance tips will make your outdoor spring cleaning a breeze.
There’s a reason we spring clean. The longer days and the warming weather invite a fresh start. We take our cues from nature. The new beginnings we create in our homes mimic the new growth we see outside. So why do we always think inside the box when it comes to spring cleaning? Bring that feeling of freshness outside the four walls of your home into your yard with these landscape maintenance tips.
- Revisit your rake. During the winter months, cleaning up the debris scattered across your yard is a futile (if not infuriating) task. Once the weather starts to warm, though, the tide turns for your landscaping. Leaves start forming on branches instead of dropping from them. There’s no time like the spring to do a big gather of all the debris that winter has added to your yard. You’ll be amazed what a difference a few hours with a rake will make!
- Make time to trim. Trimming, pruning, and edging aren’t most people’s favorite landscape maintenance activities. The good news is that during the warm months, you usually have an existing boundary to follow. After winter, however, things can be more tricky. Allow yourself more time than normal to take up your trimming tasks during the spring. It will likely take longer to mark out that first course around your yard’s boundaries, but investing the time now will make yard care easier for the rest of the year.
- Plot your planting. The spring is a great time to bring new life into your yard. Maybe you just discovered a unique native species that you’d love to add. Maybe you finally want to get your tomato plant going. Whatever has you excited this spring, make sure you set it up for success! Before you make a visit to your local nursery, do some research. Learning about the best planting times can help you offer prime conditions for your new plants. Helping them get established early on significantly eases your landscape maintenance down the road.
- Clear your canvas. You’re willing to put work into support the life in your yard. Make sure you frame it well! The other, non-living parts of your yard can highlight its beauty or be a significant distraction. Spring is the perfect time to mind those other outdoor maintenance tasks. Examine your fences with a hammer and nail in hand. Get out a paint bucket if needed. Rake or sweep walkways. Refill joints between flagstones. The weather is warm and you’re motivated to put some work into your yard. This is the time to tackle these tasks! The extra few hours of work this spring will make landscape maintenance enjoyable through the end of the growing season.
If you’d like any additional advice on how to make the most of your yard’s spring cleaning, contact the experts at SGV Gardener today. We’re dedicated landscape maintenance professionals who love this time of year. We can help you use the spring season to set your yard up for its most beautiful year yet! Call us today.