Before you can enjoy a gorgeous yard, you have a lot of work to do in April! Now’s the time to do some spring cleaning for your lawn and make way for beautiful growth. Here are some tips for cleaning up your lawn this spring:
Collect fallen sticks and branches, rake up any leaves left under the snow, replace old mulch with new, and clean up any pet potty breaks. If you’re interested in composting, now’s the time to use these leaves, sticks, and mulch to start your compost pile!
Trimming and Pruning Your Trees and Shrubs
As much as we love luscious greenery, it’s important to trim back trees and bushes to prevent damage to your shingles and gutters. It’s also good to trim where the tree or bush has been damaged by the winter weather or any pests.
Mowing and Edging Your Lawn
As we enter mid spring, it’s time to start mowing your lawn again. Trim your grass to about 2-3 inches high to promote lawn growth and block off weeds.
Fight Back Weeds
Start or continue your Fertilome journey as you sniff out weeds and put pre-emergent herbicides in place. Refer to our article When’s the Best Time to Use Fertilome’s 3-Step Lawn Care Program? to see where you need to be in the process.
Clean out those gutters and downspouts, switch out lawn ornaments and decor, and replace worn or damaged wicker or rattan furniture and wooden fencing or lattices. It’s also time to freshen up your patio sidewalks by cleaning them well and trimming back any overgrown shrubs or perennials along the edges. If you encounter any mold or mildew stains, a good pressure wash should do the trick; otherwise, you might need to break out the bleach.
After you’ve done all this spring cleaning, you’ve laid the groundwork to promote new growth. Next, you’ll need to prep your planters for new flowers and see where you’ll need to sow more grass seed if you haven’t already. There’s so much to do!
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