The Ultimate Spring Yard Cleanup List
The good weather is finally coming in and it’s the perfect time to start thinking about booking a professional clean up of your yard. If that’s not an option, we have a DIY checklist for you to get your yard looking clean and healthy.
If you have no idea where to begin, start with your lawn. Before acting, inspect your lawn and take notes of any trouble spots or patches. Remove and debris cluttering your lawn such as twigs or fallen branches. Rake the leaves when your grass is completely dry or else it can tear grass from the roots that will leave you with more dry patches. Save those leaves and twigs and use them as the foundation for a compost pile. If there is heavy traffic or pet messes that have ruined your grass, sprinkle a combination of soil, grass seed and fertilizer over the problem areas. Make sure to keep the dirt moist until the seeds start to sprout into grass.
Tune up your lawn mower, so when the time comes for that first cut, you will have no issues getting the mower to work. Lubricate wheel bearings, the height adjuster and any other moving parts while following the manual instructions. Sharpen the lawn mower blades professionally so it will cut your grass evenly.
Trees and Shrubs:
Cut away any dead or dying parts of your plants to give them a solid foundation to build on. Also, cut back any branches that are too close to walkways or high traffic areas. Remove any deep layers of mulch around your perennials so they can come through unhindered. You can fertilize more established perennials by laying down some compost around the roots.
It’s important to clear out any fallen leaves, dead foliage and weeds before Spring gets into full swing. Dig up perennials and use them to fill any sparse spots in the garden bed.
Patio and Walkways:
We all love backyard gatherings and entertaining friends/ family, so it’s important to clean any dirty patio furniture, wooden decking, and walkways. Dish liquid soap with warm water works well to clean metal and plastic outdoor furniture. Rinse thoroughly with the hose and tip furniture on it’s side in the grass to properly dry.
Refresh wicker and rattan furniture by dipping a cloth in a mild soap and water mix and wipe the surface. You can use a toothbrush to remove any dirt or grime stuck in the grooves and let it completely dry before using.
Sweep off any debris on your patio and hose it down. Mix one cup of baking soda with 2 cups of white vinegar and spread all over your concrete patio. Let it sit for 30 minutes, then scrub it clean.
These are just a few of the steps you can take to get your property summer-ready this season. If you’re not sure what else needs to be done or don’t have the time or energy to prep your garden, consider seeking professional landscaping services.
PDQ 4U Home Services can get your yard ready for Spring/Summer and even have a Spring Special going on right now you can take advantage of. Call us today at 1-877-737-4812 for all your outdoor needs!