Whether you plan to grow a vegetable garden, beautify your lawn with a colorful flower garden or keep your yard simple with just grass and a few hedges, there are a few spring cleanup measures you need to take to ensure you lay the perfect foundation for the growing season. Read on to learn what four things you can do to ensure your yard looks great this coming season and for the seasons to come.
Winter winds, rain and snow likely wreaked havoc on your lawn, leaving snapped twigs, broken branches and dead leaves scattered everywhere. If you want to ensure your grass grows green and lush and that you’re able to maintain it (read: mow it) without issue, spend a warm spring day picking up fallen sticks and raking up leaves.
Many homeowners don’t take the time to aerate their lawns, but if you do, your yard will thank you for it. Aerating punctures holes in the soil and gives it room to breathe. After just a few days, the holes will begin to fill themselves in and leave little evidence of the process behind. However, your luscious grass and fruitful vegetable garden will serve as signs that you took this extra spring cleanup step.
Some of your foliage may need a little boost after the cold months pass. Add fertilizer to give your plants the nutrients they need to promote healthy growth. If you’re not a fan of fertilizer, use other amendments such as lime and iron, both of which are proven to benefit dormant greenery.
If you deal with weed overgrowth, pests or other lawn issues throughout the spring and summer months, protect your plants with herbicides, pesticides and pre-emergents. Talk to your local landscapers about options that are safe for you, your pets and your children but that effectively do their job. If you want a lush, vibrant lawn this spring, spring cleanup is necessary. If you don’t have time to do the cleanup yourself, talk to your local landscaping company about how it can help.