The inside of your home isn't the only spot that could use a good spring cleaning each year. Your garden, like most areas around your home, needs regular upkeep and attention. A spring clean up is necessary after an especially harsh winter, and we have four tips on how to clean up your yard and get it ready for the warmer seasons.
Four Tips To Give Your Garden A Good Spring Cleaning
1. Reduce Dangers By Cutting Back Trees
Much like all areas of your home, you want to ensure the safety and security around your yard. One of the real dangers to your home can be overhanging limbs, broken branches and other unseen damaged parts of trees on or over your property.
If there are limbs and branches that are too high or appear too dangerous to tackle yourself, call a licensed tree service like Sydney Tree Company. An experienced arborist will come out to take a look and advise you on what needs to be done, and at what cost.
2. Choose Materials That Are Fuss-Free
Grass, flowers and other plantings are not the only materials that are popular for use in outdoor spaces. To make some of your outdoor areas a bit more easy to maintain, try using mulch, wood chips or gravel / pebbles. If you do like the look of greenery around the yard but aren't big fan of mowing, try pachysandra or woodruff. For a unique looking landscape, why not plant ornamental grasses? They're hearty and require little upkeep and will make your property looks especially unique.
The right plants and flowers can really transform an outdoor space, but it's also important to think about what to plant that's appropriate for the zone you live in. Gardeners need a way to compare their garden climates with the climate where a plant is known to grow well and Garden.org has a great resource for finding yours. This is especially helpful if you're like me and like to order your plants, seeds and shrubs from online retailers.
Replacing worn or rusty outdoor furniture can really make a difference when it comes to the overall look and feel of your space. Without the right care, materials can break down and become weather damaged and worn. Replace your old, outdated patio seating with furniture made out of new and improved materials.
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Regardless of the season, it's always a good idea to walk through your property on the reg to check for signs of damage and debris, and to see if there's any additional ways you can improve the look of your landscape.
Check out this infographic from beginwiththebin.org for more ways to do a spring clean up while being environmentally conscious at the same time: