Clean up. The dreaded part of every spring thaw. As the snow on your property melts it reveals all sorts of things the winter months had hidden away. Fallen twigs and branches, leaves left over from last year, bare spots in your grass, and maybe even the occasional land mine from the family dog. No matter what you find as the snow melts, now is the time to take care of it. Here are some spring cleaning tips and tricks to bring your property back to life.
Clear the debris from your lawn.
Whether you have 10 acres to clear or just a couple hundred square feet, no one likes raking. Clearing the debris off your property that has sat under snow for months is a pain. But doing it will make your lawn look infinitely better in the months to come. Clearing the leaves from your property allows the grass underneath to breathe. This will make it so the grass is able to spring back (pun intended) to life without trouble. The more the grass has to fight against when growing, the harder it will be for it to bounce back. Check out our article about snow mold to see the importance of removing the leaves before winter too. If you’re looking for a way to effortlessly remove the debris for your yard, check out the different Cyclone Rake models we have available. They’ll make liberating your grass easy.
Prep your flower beds.
Now’s the time to check out your flower beds to see what survived the winter. While you’re spring cleaning, pull out any annuals that may not have made it through the cold months. This will make room for fresh, new plants in your garden this season. While you’re at it make sure to pull out any dried, dead parts of your perennials. This will promote a healthy regrowth this year.
Plan out your property.
If you’re planning to rearrange you garden, or rework the landscape a bit, now is the time to do it. Draw a sketch of your property so you have a visual of what you’re working with and go from there. Decide if it’s something you can do on your own, or if you may need to work with a professional. Starting with a sketch makes your property seem easier to handle.
Add a fresh layer of mulch.
One of the best things you can do to add life back into your gardens is adding a fresh layer of mulch. Not only is it helpful in helping to keep the weeds at bay, but it also just looks nice.
We all like it when spring comes. It brings with it warmer days, brighter sunshine, and melting snow. Unfortunately, it does also bring spring cleaning. With these spring cleaning tricks, it doesn’t need to be a pain.