Getting your yard ready for Spring!


Getting your yard ready for spring is all about rejuvenation and setting the stage for lush growth.


Here are some essential steps to prepare your outdoor space for the season:


Clean Up: Start with a general cleanup. Remove leaves, branches, and any debris that accumulated over winter. This step helps prevent mold, pests, and diseases from affecting your plants.


Prune and Trim: Early spring is the perfect time to prune most of your plants. Removing dead or damaged branches from trees and shrubs not only helps prevent disease but also encourages new growth. However, wait to prune spring bloomers until after they flower.


Lawn Care: Rake your lawn to remove thatch, allowing sunlight and air to reach the soil more effectively. This is also the time to reseed any bare patches. Apply a slow-release nitrogen fertilizer to give your grass a healthy start, following the specific needs of your lawn type and regional climate.


Soil Preparation: Test your soil to see if it needs any amendments. Adding compost or organic matter can improve soil health, providing a better foundation for plants and lawn. Consider aerating your soil to improve water and nutrient absorption, especially if the ground is compacted.


Plan Your Plantings: Early spring is a great time to plant trees, shrubs, and perennials. Research which plants are best suited for your climate and soil type. Remember to consider the mature size of plants to avoid overcrowding.


Mulching: Apply a fresh layer of mulch around your plants and in garden beds. Mulch helps retain moisture, suppresses weeds, and adds a tidy look to your garden.


By following these steps, you’ll set the stage for a vibrant and healthy garden that you can enjoy throughout the spring and beyond.