Spending time outdoors in the spring after a long winter is quite literally like a breath of fresh air. The sun starts to show up more often, the flowers start to bloom and your mood starts to perk up as a result. But, if your garden isn’t in good shape for you to spend time there, it can be a bummer. That’s why you should start getting your yard spring-ready right now…
Rake the lawn
If you haven’t already, get out there and rake the lawn. Remove all of the debris that has been dislodged by the winter winds, so that your lawn is clear and ready for use. If you happen to have a pond or fountain in the yard, you’ll want to clear that of debris, and maybe treat it, to get it back to its best. Oh, and it’s never too early to start thinking about mosquito control around your pong if you want to avoid an invasion when it starts to warm up. Once you’ve raked and cleared, you may want to spread a small amount of compost over the lawn to feed it up.
Powerwash the paths
If you have paths, concrete or paving stones in your yard, chances are they have gotten pretty dirty over the winter months. Give them a new lease of life by jetwashing them to dislodge the dirt. You may also need to sweep away any debris for a clean finish too.
If you have plants and flowers in containers in your yard, now is the time to start fertilizing them so that they will look their best when they come into bloom.
If you want your yard to look its best this spring, you’re going to want to prune any dead or diseased branches and limbs from woody plants and deciduous trees. As well as making them look better, this will ensure that they stay healthy for longer. Oh, and if you have lots of shrubs that bloom in the summer, such as roses, now is the time to trim those into shape too.
Freshen the Furniture
Even if your garden furniture has been safely stored away in the shed, it will probably need a good clean to freshen it up and get rid of any musty smells The last thing you want is to be stuck sitting in chairs that smell bad when what you really want to be experiencing are those fresh floral spring aromas!
Plant some flowers
There are many flowers, such as tulips and primrose, that are best planted in the spring, so now is the perfect time to think about adding some extra colour to your yard space.
Attract the birds
Many people think that birds only need to be fed in the harsh winter months, but if you attract them to your spring garden with food and shelter, they will not only add colour and life to your garden, but many of them will help to keep your gardens nasty bug population at bay.
Enjoy your spring garden!