It might be the middle of winter, but it is never too early to think about warmer weather! That’s why we wrote this collection of tips you can use to help get your outdoor spaces spruced up as they recover from the snow and ice and get ready for a bountiful growing season.
One of the first things to prepare your outdoor space for spring is to do some basic landscape maintenance and clean up your yard. Begin by removing any debris that collected during the winter. It’s a good safety practice to wear heavy-duty gloves to help protect yourself from any sharp objects since there could be some broken branches or objects left behind after a winter storm.
Inspect the Area
Winter weather is notorious for damaging homes and the yard space. It’s a good idea to take some time to inspect the outdoor areas for any signs of damage or wear. Besides damaged grass, you could also find hibernating animals, pests, or brown spots caused by excessive salt. It would help if you walked through your entire property to look for these signs.
Take note of any problem areas, and if you spot any troubling things, you should consult with a professional company like Cedar Grounds, who can help you with commercial lawn services and solutions. We have the knowledge, equipment, and expertise to help you fix any problem areas. Once you have located any damage, you should fix them right away. If you ignore the problem, it could result in more damaging issues in the long run.
Add New Life
Many landscape plants and shrubs can only last so long. Factors like storm damage and plant diseases can shorten their lifespan even further. Some of the plants in your landscaping could be at the end of their rope, and the spring season is the perfect time to replace them with new plants. You can also easily spruce up your landscape and give it a unique look using new plants and greenery. Be sure to also add in different pops of colours, which can help add more interest and cheer up your space. You could even want to consider getting some patterned plants with brightly coloured veins or stripes to play with the details of your landscape.
Time for Pruning
The spring season is usually when many people prune their trees and shrubs. Giving your plants a quick prune can help improve their health, along with cleaning up the look of your yard. However, suppose you have no experience with pruning. In that case, you might want to leave it to professionals. Someone trained for the job is essential if you need to remove any dangerous debris from your trees, such as damaged branches, or even if you want them to maintain an attractive look. But, if you don’t know what you are doing, you could end up harming your greenery by accident.