7 Tips to Spring Cleaning Your Yard

By February 29, 2016 No Comments

Are you ready for Winter to be over? Well, March is right around the corner and Spring is in the air. Its not just time for you to come out of hibernation but also fro your lawn and garden. Here are a few tips to help you with your outdoor Spring cleaning.

Out With The Old Stuff

Use a rake to remove any old leaves covering your lawn and give your grass a chance to breathe. Gather any additional seasonal debris and remove it from your garden and lawn. This prepares your lawn for aerating, mowing, and fertilizing. You may want to also add a thin layer of aged compost to your lawn once it has been cleared off.

Aerate Your Lawn

Your lawn and soil is rock hard after being covered with snow for the past few months. It will be difficult for air, water, and roots to penetrate deep into the soil. By renting a machine from your local equipment store and aerating your lawn with oxygen, water, and nutrients will be able to more easily reach grass roots. The results of a lusher and greener lawn are well worth the money.

Be Sure To Water

It is better to water your lawn less frequently with more water. When you notice that your lawn needs water you should really drench it. By doing so your grass roots will dig deeper into the soil and also be healthier.

Mow, Mow, Mow

The optimal height of your grass is between 2 ½ to 3 ½ inches. Raise the height of your mower and mow more frequent for thicker and healthier grass, this will save you time and money. You should note that when mowing your lawn, you should try and cut no more than one third the length of your grass each time.

Mulch It On

To help keep plants moist and warm, apply mulch to flowerbeds, shrubs, and the bases of trees. Not only does this encourage growth but it also deters weeds and also gives your garden a beautiful rich appearance. Good sources of mulch include compost, shredded bark and leaves, and recycled rubber.

Prune It Good

Be sure to prune any fruit trees or rose bushes you may have to promote healthy growth. As for other bushes and trees some are best pruned in the winter while others may be after flowering. You may want to do a little research to see when is best for your garden.

Check Your Tools

Lastly, you’ll want to check the status of your tools to see if you need to repair or replace any of them. You may also want to see if you can sharpen the blade on your mower. An old blade will rip and pull grass rather than cut it.

Enjoy your time out in the sun as you get started on your Spring cleaning. You can check out our Pinterest boards and follow us on Facebook to find more information about Perry Homes Southern Utah.

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