Now that spring is here, you're probably looking forward to spending more time outdoors -- but like most homeowners, you don't enjoy spending time in a yard that hasn't been well-maintained. After all, it's hard to relax when the appearance of your yard suggests that landscaping chores have been neglected. Here's what you should be doing in your yard at the beginning of spring to ensure that you can sit back and enjoy the results this summer.
Spring Clean Your Lawn
You should start getting your lawn ready for summer as soon as the soil dries out enough so that you can walk on the lawn without creating indented footprints or experiencing that telltale sinking feeling when you take a step -- soils tend to be saturated during the end of winter or in early spring, making it possible for tender grass shoots that are just emerging from dormancy to be damaged by traffic or by activities such as raking.
When the ground in your yard has dried out to the extent that it can be safely walked on and worked on, the first thing you should do is to gently rake the entire lawn area, removing all debris such as dead grass, pine cones, twigs, and anything that else that doesn't belong. You should also hand-pull any emerging weeds and keep an eye out for any bare patches that need to be reseeded.
Prune Your Evergreens
Evergreens often appear brown in spring, particularly those that are situated in an area where the ground freezes during winter. This happens because unlike deciduous trees, evergreens don't go into dormancy for the winter, and if the ground freezes, it restricts the access of their roots to take in water. However, don't prune off brown areas until the tree begins to put out tender new growth -- this will tell you whether specific branches have died or not. After new growth is well underway, prune back any branches and twigs where it hasn't developed.
Plant Colorful Annual Seeds
You'll save money as well as have the personal satisfaction of watching something you started from turn into beautiful flowers. You should plant your annual seeds in the spring as soon as the ground has dried out and the soil has reached a temperature of 58 degrees Fahrenheit or more. You can use annuals t provide vibrant color in flower beds, hanging baskets, window boxes, and planters.
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21 March 2018
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