Even the mildest winters keep us indoors and away from the joys of spending time outside. If your yard needs some extra TLC before the summer’s heat hits, spring can be a great time to do it.
Clean up the lawn
You may think raking is only a fall activity, but it’s also how you should begin your spring. Removing any leaves or other garden debris that was stirred up over the winter can help promote new grass growth. Just make sure the soil is not soft and muddy. When you go to rake, you run the risk of pulling up healthy grass.
If you find any bare or thinning areas of your lawn, re-seed them. Loosen up the soil about 2 to 4 inches deep and then level it with the back of a garden rake. Next, spread a mixture of grass seed and compost or fertilizer over the bare spot. Water as needed but make sure not to overwater and wash away the seeds before they’ve had the chance to take root.
Get your lawn furniture spring ready by giving it a good scrub down. Whether you left your furniture out all winter or it was stored in a shed, it likely accumulated a layer or dust and dirt over the past few months. Most furniture will only need to be scrubbed down with some soap and water. If you have more stubborn stains or mildew growth, you may need a heavy-duty cleaner meant specifically for this task.
Clean out the shed
The beginning of spring is a great time to clean out your shed or wherever it is you keep your lawn furniture, equipment, supplies, etc. It’s a good idea to get rid of any expired products you may have laying around. Any gardening tools that are damaged should get thrown out as well if they’re beyond repare. Now is also a great time to make sure your lawn mower is still working after months without use. Your other hand tools, such as pruning shears, will probably need to be cleaned too. And don’t forget to sharpen and oil them so they’re ready to go when summer does hit.
Check over your fence
Maybe you didn’t get out as much as you should have to check your fence out over the winter. As the weather starts to warm, head outside and walk to perimeter of your fence. If you had any bad storms, make sure they did not cause any damage to your panels or posts. While leaning or tilted fence posts may just be caused by the shifting of soil with freezes and thaws, there could be a larger issue at work.
If your fence is beyond repair or you don’t have a fence and have decided this year is the year, you can contact Clarksville Fencing to request a quote!