Cleaning Up Your Yard for Spring!

Before plants emerge in the spring, take the opportunity to clean up the yard for a more attractive garden. After a long Maine winter, there are bound to be old leaves, untrimmed grass, and bares spots in your yard. After all, few people do yard work throughout the winter, leaving you with a number of jobs to complete to get your landscaping ready for the growing season.

Here are some somple tips to get you started!

1.Clean up debris with a rake and lawn bags. This includes limbs, leaves, trash and anything else that accumulated over the winter months.
2.Cut back overgrown bushes and shrubs with pruning shears or loppers, depending on branch diameter. Fall and winter have provided the perfect growing opportunity for bushes and shrubs in your yard, which is one of the main reasons why you need to trim them back.
3. Reseed any grass, because the winter may have killed off some areas of your yard. Doing so now prevents it from becoming a mud puddle once the rainy season arrives.
4.Water your yard if it is dry. In some areas there may not have been enough moisture during the winter months for your yard. Providing it with some water via your sprinklers may be just what it needs to green up and grow
5. Cut grass if needed. If you have had a lot of water mixed with warm temperatures, spring may require that you cut your grass. Doing so will not only improve the appearance of your lawn but also help the grass grow.