We here at Proactive Landscaping are definitely ready for spring. We imagine that you are as well. However, the spring season brings along many requirements for homeowners. Requirements such as routine yard maintenance and upkeep. Luckily, it only requires a few easy steps on your part to have a yard that is green and beautiful. Here are some simple tips to help you get your yard ready for hosting company.
Prepare Your Yard for Spring
Are you ready to tackle that yard work? Follow our steps below to help you clean up your landscape.
- Snip the dead or damaged tree branches, grass and shrubs. You can do this with a clipper or a small handsaw. Simply trim off the damaged or dead parts of your plants to allow sunlight to reach the healthier parts.
- Clear around your plants or shrubs. Get rid of the leaves or dead foliage surrounding your plants, trees and shrubs. If you decide to plant some bulbs at this time, go ahead and put down fertilizer too.
- Prepare any damaged areas for planting. All the snow we’ve gotten over the winter could have damaged certain areas of your yard, meaning the grass won’t completely grow back until late April. However, testing the soil’s pH levels now is ideal to ensure it does grow back. You can purchase a soil testing kit at any home improvement store near you. If needed you can work in some fertilizer and compost where needed.
- Clean up the hardscape areas. Your driveway or walkway is likely pretty dirty if you’ve had to use salt for help with melting the snow. Cleaning these up is as easy as a good sweep to get rid of the salt and other debris.
By following these four easy steps your yard will be ready to enjoy in no time at all.
Make Proactive Landscaping Your #1 Choice for Landscaping Services
Don’t hesitate to contact our professionals here at Proactive Landscaping today if you’re in need of a little help with your yard. This is the perfect time to plant flowers, trees and shrubs in your yard. You’d be surprised at how much of a transformation newly planted flowers, bushes or trees can make in your yard. Click here now if you’d like to schedule a free landscaping consultation.