Spring is the time for cleaning your house after a long winter of being shut in. But it’s also the perfect time to focus on the exterior with a yard cleaning. Just like the house collects dust and other unwanted elements, the yard does the same. Your goal at this time is to clear the way for new life to find its way during the season of renewal.
What does an outdoor spring cleaning entail? While there are many activities you could put time into throughout your outdoor areas, we’ll focus on cleaning up the space. Start with these activities:
Spend time cutting back shrubs and trees that have experienced damage from the winter weather and digging up dead annuals from the year before. Trim healthy trees and shrubs, while leaving spring-blooming plants alone so they have a chance to bloom. Check on the best pruning or trimming practices for the types of plants you have.
Remove Dead Plant Matter
Clean up dead leaves and other plant matter from your yard. It’s also time to take out the mulch you used last year, which has been covered in moisture all winter. Removing these items will make way for new plants and new mulch.
Fix Up Man-Made Areas
Aside from your plants, you also want to clean up your walkways and patio with a pressure washer. Make your fence look fresh again with cleaning or painting, and ensure your bed edges and irrigation lines are in place.
After you’re done cleaning up the yard, move on to preparing the soil, planting new plants and similar activities. Need some help with your yard cleanup or the landscaping after you clean it? Count on Proactive Landscaping to help with your yard work this spring in Broken Arrow, OK and the surrounding area. Call us at (918) 808-8418 to set up your spring landscaping session.