By now, you’ve surely noticed that the days are getting longer. Spring is just around the corner, and with it, there’ll be bluer skies, warmer weather and a return to the outdoor work!
We personally can’t wait. And to help you get ready for the warmer days, we’ve got some advice for your outdoor landscaping. With just a little maintenance here and there, you’ll save yourself time, money and effort in the long run. Big repair projects are no fun for anyone.
Tend to Your Trees and Shrubs
Soon, the trees and shrubs will be putting out new leaves and new branches. Now is the time to prune, before the plants start putting out new growth. Check all over for any signs of damaged or dead branches, and remove them immediately.
Clear out any burlap you might have put out around your trees or shrubs too so that new plants can push forward without any trouble.
Clean Up Debris and Dead Plants
After the long months of winter, with a lot of moisture from snow and ice, there’s bound to be some rotting. Take a walk through any flower beds you might have, and clear out the dead annuals or any dead perennials. Rake up dead leaves and remove large branches.
If you have a compost pile, that’s the best place for all that debris. All of that will rot and eventually become rich, fertile soil.
Check Your Fencing
All of winter’s moisture might be great for rotting dead plants, but it’s mayhem for outdoor buildings and your fence. If you’ve been keeping up with our recommended maintenance scheduling, then hopefully not too much has changed since your winter check-ups.
But to be on the safe side, go on out and take another look around. Look for rotting or damaged posts and boards.
Now’s also the time to think about some spring cleaning with some pressure washing or a new coat of stain.
You can check out some of our past articles for more advice!