1. Basic Clean up.
Just like you should declutter your home, the first step in spring yard cleaning is to clear broken branches and debris from your trees and shrubs. Damaged plants, branches and dead leaves can cause plant diseases and smother healthy grass and shrubs, so make sure to clear all clutter from your yard.
2. Plants and Weeds
Once you’ve cleared the ground, it’s important to make sure your trees, shrubs and garden plants are in good shape. First, remove any branches and shoots that have been damaged by winter weather by pruning until you reach healthy stems. Your shrubs will need plenty of sunlight to grow in the spring, so don’t hesitate to cut back thick outer layers to allow light to penetrate deep into your plants.
3. Quick Mow.
For the first mow, set your mower to a high setting and give your lawn a trim. This will give your grass a uniform look, and the cutting will encourage growth. It will also reveal any dead spots in your lawn, which you can take care of before your open house.
Once the ground is completely thawed, keep soil moist with weekly watering and add a little bit of fertilizer to help boost new growth. Give your yard a spring-clean look by mowing regularly.
4. Tidy fences and walkways
Gravel and salt can be hard on stone walkways, so make sure to sweep them clean and pressure wash them to remove any leftover grime. After months of cold wind and snow, your fences may need a fresh coat of paint and a few new nails to tighten them up. Make sure to check the entirety of your fence for rotted wood or broken posts and replace them.
These few tips and tricks can really help spruce up your landscaping for the spring! When you are ready to do more with your landscape give Allen Outdoor Solutions a call!