Spring is here (we think) and we’re encouraged to social distance at home! Sounds like a great time to get the ol’ lawn and gardens cleaned up! Check out these helpful hints from our friends at Lands Best Friend Landscaping!
Spring Clean Up: Any of the following tasks can be completed provided there is no snow and the ground isn’t too frozen.
- Clean up flower & shrub beds, Spring prep
- Cut back last year’s perennials
- Remove last year’s annuals
- Clean up & remove leaves and branches
- Add soil amendments, manures, organic matter, etc.
- Cultivate and prep for summer planting if required
- Mulch beds
- Shrubs Pruning
- Remove dead, damaged and diseased branches
- Remove crossing & rubbing branches
- Assess tree health
- Now is a great time to look over your trees. With the leaves being off, you can see damage that has occurred, or maintenance that should be attended
- Lawn clean up
- Rake lawn to remove leaves, sticks and excess thatch
- Prepare any areas that require over seeding
- If weather permits, aerate and dethatch
- It’s a bit cold yet, but get ready for spring liming and fertilizing
- Spring, Summer or Fall DIY projects
- With the extra time on your hands, start planning now!
- If planning a vegetable garden, now is a great time to start seeds in seed trays indoors.
If you plan on hiring a landscape professional for your projects, now is a great time to consult with them. Get estimates completed early to beat the spring rush.
Here are a few tips for hiring landscape contractors:
- Ask questions – ensure you’re getting what you want
- Make sure you have a contract that states what you’re paying for
- Check their credentials, references, websites, social media accounts, client reviews, BBB rating, memberships to professional associations, etc.
- In addition to company credentials, ensure skilled workers will be completing your project
- Make sure they carry liability insurance