Spring is the most wonderful time of the year if you enjoy landscaping. After a long winter, the spring gives you a chance to get your home’s yard back into shape and to make it look great again. However, before you get started, there are a few steps you should take. Check out a few spring landscaping tips below.
Begin by cleaning up.
Over the course of the winter, Mother Nature likely had her way with your yard. The winter weather can bring fallen tree branches, decomposing leaves, and other debris that can ruin the look of your lawn. So prior to doing anything else, you should take the time to clean up your yard. Remove dead tree limbs, leaves, old grass clippers, sticks, and anything else you find. It will instantly improve the look of your yard with little effort on your part.
Start planting, feeding, and watering as soon as possible.
Once you have cleaned up your yard, you can move on to the next phase, which is planting, feeding, and watering. If you plan on putting new plants in your yard, you should try to do it early in the season, if possible, so that you can start feeding and watering them and allowing them to grow. It’s also a good idea to add a spring fertilizer to your lawn. Ideally, you fertilized your lawn back in the fall already, but doing it again in the spring could yield better growth. You should also remove any old mulch from flower beds and put new mulch down.
Prepare your mower before you cut your lawn.
You might be tempted to pull your mower out of the garage and start mowing immediately. But before you do, you should have your mower blades sharpened so they’re prepared to mow. You should also change your mower height and keep it relatively high at the beginning of the season. The last thing you want to do is cut your lawn too low first thing in the spring.