5 Ways to Prepare Your Yard for Spring
1. USE THAT RAKE
Rake up old leaves and dead plant debris to start your yard cleaning. By raking those away, you are allowing the grass to be able to start poking through the soil. As a bonus, you can create a nice mulch pile to add to your garden later on.
2. GARDEN AND FLOWER BED
Pull up all weeds and clear a path in your garden or flower bed for planting. Be sure to mulch the soil well because that’s where the plants get their nutrients. Now would be the time to water your soil so it will be moist. By doing this, you won’t break your back by digging holes for all those plants.
Yes, I know. Mowing is not fun! But by mowing, your yard receives an instant face lift. Using the leaf catcher gives you that classic “manicured lawn” look. Fertilize at this time if you want.
4. PRUNE ANNUALS
Do your research and find out the best time to trim and prune your annuals. This will cause them to grow thicker and fuller and keep a groomed shape.
5. LIGHTING, GUTTERING, & SPRINKLERS
This is a great time to check all of your lighting around the outside of your house to make sure it is all working. Any flood lights, backyard ambient lighting, porch lights, and solar lights. Clean out those gutters in preparation of spring showers. Make sure those automatic sprinklers are in tip top shape and no heads are broken or stopped up.