Last updated on January 12th, 2023 at 05:14 pm
Is your yard ready for spring? Thankfully, it won’t be too long until the warm weather arrives, and we can spend time relaxing in the backyard while the kids play. The winter months can ravage a backyard, however, leaving it looking worse for wear once the sun comes out. This is why it is important to clean up your lawn as soon as winter ends; this will allow you to maximize your time outdoors during the warmer months of the year.
Get your Yard Ready for Spring
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Spring clean your yard
Much like you would declutter your room or your home before making any upgrades, it is important to spring clean your backyard.
This will involve picking up debris, collecting leaves, and cutting back hedges and/or trees. This can be a physically challenging and messy task, so you may want to consider investing in equipment like a cordless hedge trimmer, string trimmer (weed whacker), and/or a leaf blower to make things easier.
Your lawn will likely not be looking fresh and green after months of cold weather and neglect, so it will need some love and care.
It should be mowed to a healthy length, plus you will want to pull any weeds. Clean up the areas where you have flowers, shrubs, and bushes planted too.
[Also read: The Best Type of Grass for Kids to Play On]
Inject some life and color
Spring is a time of new life and color, so inject this into your yard with a variety of new plants and flowers. This will also attract butterflies, birds, and bees, which can make your lawn a lively yet calming area to relax. There are many beautiful plants to consider for spring.
Research which ones will grow best in your area or zone and in your yard’s soil type. You can also consider growing your own fruit and vegetables. If your soil isn’t conducive for growing the fruits and veggies you like, consider raised beds or container gardening.
Add a coat of fresh paint
Winter can take a toll on your perimeter fencing, gates, and your garden shed. These act as the border to your yard and consequently have a huge impact on its appearance. Get these areas ready for spring by cleaning them up and bringing them back to life with a fresh coat of paint. You’d be surprised at how much of a difference it makes!
Speaking of borders, make note of where you will need new mulch or where you might want to add new landscaping rock or gravel. There are lots of colors and varieties to choose from that will compliment your home’s colors and your other landscaping.
Finally, you will want to ready the space so that you can once again enjoy spending time outside.
Bring out your patio furniture and toys for the kids, and clean it of any dust and dirt that’s accumulated over the winter. Then set up your outdoor living area. With winter gone for another season and the sun beginning to reappear, you’re ready to gather your friends and family, and can begin enjoying your rejuvenated backyard!
It is important to get your yard ready for spring after a harsh winter. This not only improves the appearance of your home and provides you with a great place to relax or socialize, but it can also clear your head and help you to embrace a more cheerful time of the year.Get your Yard Ready for Spring: 5 Quick Tips | #spring #home Click To Tweet
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