Many people focus their spring cleaning efforts inside their home, but the outside needs some post-winter attention just as much. From flowerbed preparations to general tidying after winter’s harsh treatment of your yard, here are the top three things you need to do in your yard during spring cleanup.
Your plants love to perk up during spring and you can help them do that by aerating the soil. Getting air and sunlight just under the surface of your lawn means grass and other plants that have been dormant get a much needed boost of energy and food. Once aerated, add seed in the way that makes the most sense depending on whether you seeded in the fall or not.
Clearing Flower Beds
New growth requires new planting which requires new space. Your flower bed has likely acquired some unwanted debris, such as leaves left over from fall and fallen branches from the last storm of winter. You will also want to remove any insulating material you used to protect your plants during winter. It is time to let in all the fresh air and sunshine of the coming spring.
Maybe your trees lost some branches during winter, or maybe some branches are damaged and clinging to your tree. These need to be removed from your tree to ensure it stays healthy and is not a haven for insects. If you are removing large branches, consider some kind of sealant to protect your tree’s open wound.
Spring cleanup is a great time to get your yard ready to bloom. From roots to tree tops, every inch of your yard needs a little love to ensure it looks great as summer comes on. When you get tired of all the dust in your home, head outside for some fresh air as you tidy up your yard and blower beds.