As January comes to a close, you might already be looking to the future, and what spring might bring for your yard or landscaping setup. But before you can start getting excited about what you’re looking to do with your outdoor spaces when temperatures rise again, you need to first determine how you’re going to get your yard or outdoor areas properly ready for spring, so that they’re already at their best when the season rolls around. Here are some tips on how to get your yard ready for spring.
Often, just having it be warm out and having the weather hospitable to the growth of grass or flowers will already give your yard a head start in getting ready for the spring and summer. However, this means you have to stay on top of your maintenance again – no more snow breaks!
You’ll notice your lawn will be riddled with branches, new growth but also bare patches, or just general areas that look a little messy after the ice and snow. Before diving head into cleaning up your yard, let’s make a game plan as to how to get your outdoor areas ready for the planting and growing seasons that are ahead of it.
Rake Your Lawn
Get rid of leaves, branches, and yard debris that might have built up over the winter with your rake, and open up the soil. Once you’ve done this, spread a thin layer of compost or soil on top of your lawn.
Replant Bare Patches
If you notice a bunch of bare or dead patches in your lawn that you’d like to get rid of, make sure to plant grass as soon as possible. To do so, loosen up your yard’s surface in the appropriate area, around 2-4 inches deep (use your rake!). Then, spread grass seeds, compost, and fertilizer over the top of the bare spot. Use the flat end of the rake to smooth out the area, and water if needed.
Make Sure Your Equipment is Ready
Before the growing season starts, make sure all of your garden and lawn equipment and tools are in their best shape and are ready to go for the coming months. Check to make sure that you have all of the tools you need, and repair or replace ones that aren’t in the best of shape.
Also, make sure to check your lawn more and other yard equipment to see if they’re in top working condition or could use a tune-up or repair done before you need to use them.
Start a Compost Pile
Get yourself into useful and sustainable habits before the growing season begins by starting a compost pile. By layering and combining garden trimmings, dry leaves, pine needles, layers of soil, grass clippings, paper products, and more into your pile, you’ll have a great, natural area to dump kitchen waste or other lawn aspects that would otherwise go into the trash.
Once you’ve prepped your yard for spring, think of what the landscape vision you have for your space is. Whether you want to keep it the same or change it up, make sure to keep your outdoor area looking its best with the materials provided by Pillar Aggregates LLC. No matter what your vision is, we’ve got the best quality materials to keep your lawn looking great this year.