Spring Yard Care Tips


The spring season is upon us, which means that it’s time to start preparing your lawn for the warmer months ahead. Spring yard care tips can help you keep your lawn and garden looking great, while also keeping pests and diseases at bay. Here are some tips to get started:

Do a hard prune on shrubs and trees.

As the weather warms up, it’s time to start pruning your trees and shrubs. The purpose of pruning is to reduce the size of plants so that they grow more compactly and you can easily see fruit or flowers when you’re trying to harvest them. Pruning also helps air and light reach the interior of the plant, which will help it stay healthy during warmer months (as well as provide a great place for birds to perch).

When pruning your plants this spring, take a look at all branches on each plant. Look for diseased sections or dead woody stems that need removing so that these areas aren’t spreading disease throughout your garden.

Fertilize your trees and shrubs.

Fertilizing trees and shrubs in the spring is important for the health of your plants. The best time to fertilize them is in late March or early April. You can use a slow-release fertilizer, which will last longer than regular fertilizers and give you better results over time.

Trees and shrubs should not be fertilized after they have bloomed; this will cause them to grow faster than normal, which can leave them weak because they don’t get enough sunlight through most of their lives (the faster they grow, the less time they have to photosynthesize). Also do not fertilize any trees or shrubs during the hot summer months! Fertilizing too much in summer creates more growth than what can handle and could lead to disease or damage from drought conditions later on down the line.”

Check your sprinkler system.

Check the sprinkler heads for clogs. If you’re watering at night, it’s important to keep an eye on what’s going on. Make sure that all of your sprinklers are in good working order and without clogs.

Check that your timer is set correctly, especially if you have a larger residential lawn with many zones or heads to water. The last thing you want is to spend hours trying to figure out why your lawn isn’t getting watered properly even though everything looks fine!

Check your system for leaks, breaks or low pressure during installation and maintenance inspections throughout the year (especially after winter). For example, if the soil freezes at some point during the year then there may be leaks within underground pipe systems as they thaw out again later in springtime–this will cause damage over time that may not be immediately noticeable right away but could lead into bigger problems down road such as expensive repairs/replacements when left untreated early enough before any major damage occurs due diligence should always rule above all else!

Rake those leaves!

Raking your leaves is a good way to get some exercise and make your yard look more presentable. But how much should you rake? What time of year is best to do it? And how do you dispose of the leaves once they’ve been raked up?

Here are some tips:

  • The most important thing when deciding on the amount of leaves you should be raking is determining what type of tree they’ve fallen from. If it’s an evergreen, then don’t worry about getting rid of them! They won’t decompose until springtime, so just let them stay there all winter long (unless there’s snow covering them). You can still bring out your leaf blower for funsies though!
  • If the leaves are coming from deciduous trees (trees that lose their leaves in autumn), then now is a good time for early spring yard care tasks—particularly if those trees were big ones like oaks or maples. This will help prevent any clogging issues in storm drains when heavy rains come along later this season; plus it’ll give grasses more sunlight on which to grow after being shaded by dense leaf coverings throughout most months  of last year’s warm weather season.”

It’s time for the annual aerate.

If you have a lawn, it’s time to aerate. If you don’t have a lawn, think of your yard as a mini-lawn and perform these tasks instead.

Aeration is the process of removing plugs of soil from the surface of your yard. This is done by running an aerator over your yard or using a special tool that does the same job at lower cost (but also less efficiently). When you remove plugs of soil, oxygen and water can flow more freely into the roots of grasses and other plants in your yard. This helps them grow better than if they were growing in compacted soil with no air circulation around their roots.

Aeration should be done once per year during springtime—usually in early April—to give newly planted grass enough time to establish itself before winter comes along again and kills it off until next year’s spring begins anew!

Replace soil in pots and planters.

When the weather starts to warm, it’s time to replace your soil.

If you’re like most homeowners, you leave your pots and planters outside all year long. If you haven’t already done so this year, it’s time to think about replacing their soil with new dirt that is more suitable for spring growth.

The best way to do this is by adding an organic fertilizer at the same time as a good helping of compost or peat moss. This will help improve drainage and provide nutrients for healthy root growth throughout the season.

It’s time to prune perennials, ornamental trees and shrubs.

It’s time to prune perennials and ornamental trees and shrubs. Perennials, like any plant, need pruning to control their shape and size. Pruning is also essential for flowering plants, because it encourages them to bloom more flowers or fruit.

Fill any bare spots with new grass seed.

If you have bare spots in your lawn, you must fill them with new grass seed to keep your yard looking good. You will need to water the area every day until the seed germinates. Once it has germinated, keep it moist until it grows tall enough (usually about 6 inches) to be mowed by your lawnmower.

Mulch your flower beds with fresh mulch.

Mulch is an important part of your lawn care routine. Mulch refers to any substance that you spread over the soil in order to protect it from hot temperatures, cold temperatures, lawn mower damage and even weeds.

When choosing mulch for your flower beds and garden areas, there are several factors you should consider:

  • What type of mulch do I want? There are many different types of mulch available at local gardening stores or online retailers. Some types include wood chips (usually made from pine or cedar), stone chips (made from granite), shredded bark products (mostly pine) and cocoa bean shells. Each type has its own advantages and disadvantages that make it more suitable for certain uses than others; so be sure to choose wisely! The majority of homeowners prefer using stone chips on their flower beds because they look nice while also providing some additional drainage when needed most during summer months when temperatures rise above 90 degrees Fahrenheit often causing pockets within topsoil layer which can prevent water absorption due to high heat buildup under ground level area causing runoff onto nearby driveway surface preventing water penetration into soil below surface level due also making them prone towards weed growth without regular watering schedule maintenance every week during summer months which involves mowing grass regularly twice weekly so as not damage roots due constant cutting off root tips wearing plants down quickly exposing them vulnerable

Pull weeds as they appear in lawns and gardens. Plant summer annuals into beds, containers, and hanging baskets

  • Pull weeds as they appear in lawns and gardens.
  • Plant summer annuals into beds, containers, and hanging baskets.
  • Mulch beds with fresh mulch. Fertilize trees and shrubs.
  • Check sprinkler system for winter damage, leaks or broken heads. Replace valves if necessary. Replace washers on sprinkler heads that leak when you turn them off at the faucet (if you have a drip system).
  • Rake leaves from walks before they break down into compost material that could clog drains or cause other problems in your landscape design – replace soil in pots and planters

Following these tips will ensure that your yard stays healthy throughout the spring season.

Following these tips will ensure that your yard stays healthy throughout the spring season. You can save money by following these tips and feel good about yourself for doing so!


So there you have it. A breakdown of all the things you should be doing this spring to keep your lawn and garden looking healthy and beautiful!

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