With winter in full swing for some, others are ready for spring to come. Winter often leaves large twigs and sticks, leaves, and bare spots in your grass in its wake. After the cold weather begins to thaw, you’ll see a tangly mess of a yard that you won’t be proud of. Luckily, there are a few key tips to get your yard ready for the spring and summer seasons. Check out some powerful advice for serious yard cleanup.
Prepare, and Plan Again
Make sure that you are prepared for what is typically a large home improvement project. You will need several important tools:
- gardening gloves,
- large (and strong) trash bags,
and any other tools that you may need to tackle a winter-worn yard. Be committed to a serious yard cleanup and you won’t quit in the middle of the process.
Major Yard Cleanup
For yards with large trees, you may find yourself with piles of wood and twig scattered around your yard. This creates a large part of the mess and hinders you from taking care of your garden and the grass. It is often best to find a local and reliable dumpster rental to remove large tree limbs, leaves, or dead grass to be transferred into large bags or containers. These services will dispose of natural rubbish properly. There’s one thing off your list as you continue your yard cleanup project.
Adopt a Green Thumb
Once you’ve removed all the debris, focus on adopting a green thumb to bring life back into your garden. One of the least fun parts of this portion of cleanup is the weeding. It really is annoying, but you can recruit your family to help pick weeds in the yard.
After you’ve picked the weeds from the yard, you’ll find that the flora of your yard is starving for nutrients. Choose a quality fertilizer to help bring your plants back to life and for them to grow strong and tall again. Water your lawn properly if it looks dry, and till soil in your yard to release any leftover nutrients – this will ensure root growth.
Know When to Consult a Professional
While it is important to keep your yard clean and neat, some people do not have the time or physical ability to take on a major yard cleanup project. Call a professional if you are not able to take on this project. Doing a proper search and asking friends and family for references will get your family the help it needs to restore your yard to a greener state.
After the cold of winter is replaced with the warmth of spring, you’ll find that your yard had just as long a winter as you did. While it takes a lot of work, a serious yard cleanup is a positive investment in your home and in your life. Breathing life back into your yard, it will truly feel like spring once again.