Spring Cleaning – Getting Your Yard Ready

After months of snow, ice, and frigid temperatures, your yard might be in dire need of some TLC. Here are some tips to help you get started for a successful yard spring cleaning.

Vickie Cugnet

April 27, 2023

As the winter season slowly comes to an end, it’s now time to dust off your garden tools, hose and broom and give your yard a proper spring cleaning.

After months of snow, ice, and frigid temperatures, your yard might be in dire need of some TLC. Here are some tips to help you get started with a successful yard spring cleaning.

Clear Debris

The first step in your yard spring cleaning should be to clear out any debris that might have accumulated during the winter months. This includes leaves, twigs, branches, and any other items that might have blown into your yard or dropped from trees.

Clearing out these bits will ensure that your yard is free of clutter and, more importantly, will help prevent any pests from making their home among the remains.

Seasonal Maintenance

While clearing out debris, walk around your yard and home and check for any damage including roof, siding and window. Refer to your warranty maintenance reminders and inspect for any gaps and cracks around your doors and windows and repair as needed.

Turn your outdoor taps on and check for any leaks inside and out. Inspect your gutters for any debris to ensure water can flow freely and make sure your downspouts are down.

Trim Trees and Shrubs

Winter can be harsh on trees and shrubs, causing them to become brittle and weak. This can lead to increased chances of falling branches during the spring and summer months.

To protect your trees and shrubs, it’s important to prune any weak or dead branches. This helps to promote healthy growth and increases the life span of your plants.

Clean Your Garden Beds

Winter can take a toll on your garden beds, leaving debris and winter-damaged plants behind. Cleaning your garden beds will not only get rid of this build up but will also help to prepare your garden for the planting season.

Remove any dead plants and garbage from your garden beds, add fresh soil or compost to encourage healthy plant growth and don’t forget to add new florals for that pop of colour.

Get Your Deck and Patio Ready

During the winter months, decks and patios can become covered in dirt, grime, and debris, quick sweep and rinse will make it ready to enjoy. Clean your outdoor furniture by washing cushions, wiping down tables and chairs, and storing them in a dry, protected place when not in use.

If you have play structures in your yard, give them a good rinse and make sure they’re safe and ready for the kids.

Spring cleaning and maintenance is an essential part of homeownership, preparing your yard for the spring and summer months will promise success for all year.

Follow these tips, give your yard the love and attention it deserves and enjoy a beautifully manicured and healthy property all season long!

About the Author: Vickie Cugnet

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