First 3 Things To Do In Your Yard This Spring

Posted on: 22 March 2017

If you live somewhere that is already getting nice weather, you can get a jumpstart on your spring yard work. If you live somewhere where it is still snowing, once the snow melts away and spring officially starts, here are the first three things you need to do in your yard.

#1 Clean Up From Winter

Most people do not spend a lot of time in their yards during the winter. That means that leaves and trash are going to get blown into yards.

The first thing you need to do is clean up all of this debris. Walk around with gloves and a trash bag and pick up any trash that may have blown into your yard over the past few months. Then, go around your yard and pick up all the branches that fell down. If you have a burn pile, put them in your burn pile or your campfire starter pile. Or you can put them in your garden recycling bags.

Finally, get out your rake and rake your yard. This will help you clean up all the leaves and other small debris that is in your yard and around your plants.

#2 Fertilizer & Reseed

If you want a green yard this summer, the best time to ensure that will happen is during the early spring with the best lawn care. By the appropriate number of grass seed bags based on the size of your yard. Then, use a fertilizer spreader to spread the grass seed around your yard. This will help the grass on your yard grow in thicker this spring and will help fill in any bald spots or thin spots on your yard.

Next, use a natural organic fertilizer on your yard. Once again, use a fertilizer spreader to distribute the fertilizer. Try to go for a slow-release fertilizer that will provide your yard with long term benefits. This will provide the existing and new grass seeds with the nutrients they need to thrive.

Finally, apply fertilizer around your bushes, shrubs and flowers as well. Giving them some fertilizer is a great way to jump-start their growth this spring.

#3 Weed & Mulch

Finally, pull out all the weeds that are growing in your flowerbed and around your bushes and trees. This is a great time to stop the weeds in their tracks before they take over your flower beds. Try to pull them out by the roots and not just snap off the tops; this is the best thing to do to ensure that they don't return.

Once you have removed all the weeds, put down a protective weed barrier cloth before you put new mulch in your flower beds and around your trees and bushes. 

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