With winter weather slowly starting to fade, each day brings us a step closer to the warmer weather and extra sunlight of spring. After months being cooped up inside avoiding the frigid temperatures, the long-awaited change of season is almost upon us. As much as we might appreciate the arrival of the spring weather, nothing needs it more than our gardens and yard.
The freezing, harsh winter conditions can leave your lawn and plants damaged. Fortunately, with the right tools and techniques, you can have your property looking luscious and healthy once again. Here are a few spring maintenance and clean up tips to get your garden and landscaping looking like new:
After months of piled up snow and frozen soil, your lawn could really use some fresh air. Untouched leaves, thatch, and other debris can suffocate your grass and its roots, prolonging the recovery of your yard. Dethatching is an essential part of any spring landscaping and gardening routine, as it increases airflow and reduces unwanted pests such as grubs and chinch bugs.
Clean out the Garden
Much like dethatching, cleaning out your garden in the spring can make for a healthier yard. Compacted soil, mulch, and other debris make it difficult for plants in your garden to grow. It’s important to clean out your garden every year as part of your spring cleaning.
Add Mulch to Plant Beds & Tree Wells
Once you’ve cleaned up your plant beds, tree wells, and garden, make sure to lay down a generous layer of mulch. Mulch helps lock in moisture and prevents your soil from drying out, providing a nutrient-rich environment for your plants to thrive in. Additionally, mulch can make your garden look more appealing while deterring weeds and surface pests to develop.
Prune & Trim Shrubs
Plants and branches can get out of hand if left untouched for too long. Part of your spring landscaping and gardening routine should involve touching up parts of your garden and plants to ensure everything looks clean and tidy. Take a few hours to scan over your garden and yard, then trim down any areas that look overgrown or messy. This eliminates dead branches and makes room for new plant growth during the spring.
Touch up Landscaping & Hardscaping
Finally, the last step of your spring landscaping and garden routine should involve touching up areas of your property that look a bit out of order. This includes plant beds, lawn edging, patios, and any other landscaping or hardscaping features around your property. Doing so will make your property more appealing and safer for guests.
Spring is an exciting time of year, and it plays a huge role in how your property looks over the coming seasons. Many people neglect their lawn and garden, but a little spring cleaning and maintenance can drastically improve the look and feel of your property.
At Van Beek’s Garden Supplies, we are a trusted supplier and retailer of gardening and landscaping materials in Southern Ontario. We provide expert advice on high quality products and tools you need to bring your property back to life. Contact us or call 1-866-778-5824 for more information on garden and yard maintenance today!