How to Prepare Your Backyard for Spring

Spring is almost upon us. That means green leaves, fresh breezes and blooming flowers around the world. It also means that it’s time for us to prepare our yards for what is to come. Beauty is often the product of work, but that doesn’t mean the work has to take up too much of your time and energy. Here are some quick ways to prepare your backyard for spring.

Spring Cleaning

We usually think of spring cleaning as something that we have done inside, but spring cleaning is just as important in our yards. There are probably some dead leaves left over from fall, twigs that have broken off from the snow, and various other pieces of debris. Clearing this garbage out of your yard will help your plants and grass absorb nutrients and fertilizer better, and it will prevent debris from getting stuck in your lawnmower. Use a rake if you have to, but air blowers work much faster. 

Trim and Mow

These tasks are always important for your backyard, especially after not being done for months. Trimming your tree branches will not only make them look better, but they will help you know if there are any dead ones you need to cut down before they cause property damage. Meanwhile, your grass will be growing very quickly once spring comes, so mow it at least once a week. If you let your grass grow too high, cutting it will hurt its ability to reproduce, so be careful.

Reapply Weed Killer, Mulch and Fertilizer 

Finally, it’s time to go to the store and pick up some supplies to help your yard flourish. Start with weed killer and pre-emergent to keep crabgrass and other weeds out of your yard. Make sure to use weed killer for lawns so that it only kills weeds and not grass. Then spread some fertilizer all over your lawn and water it thoroughly to get your grass green and healthy. Lastly, edge around your garden beds and lay down some fresh, heavy mulch around your flowers.

Tending to our gardens takes time and work, however, it can still be one of the most satisfying activities you can do. The first couple days of spring is when your yard requires the most attention, but after that, it’s smooth sailing. For more information, or to receive quality pest control and lawn care services, visit our lawn-service page today.