It’s Time for Spring Cleaning Indoors. And Spring Clean-ups Outdoors.

Outdoor cleanups aren’t just to remove the things that are bringing down the look of your lawn, although that is

Before the cleanup
Before the cleanup

achieved as well. Spring cleanups have benefits to the health and future growth of your lawn and the plants in all areas of your landscaping.

Removing the trash and fallen limbs not only makes the area look better, but lets the sun reach the growth underneath evenly which helps avoid bare spots later. Removing the dog and other animal feces now, while it stands out, can stop an unpleasant surprise later. Yes, homes without outdoor animals shouldn’t have to be worried about that, but there is always someone whose dog “got out.”

After cleanup and mulch added
After cleanup and mulch added

Pruning flowering perennials and ornamental grasses allows new growth to shoot up.  In crowded beds, digging up and spreading around perennials evens out the overgrown and bare patches. Pruning shrubs and bushes helps the sun reach the core of the plant, which allows it to have a healthy, full appearance. Raking up Fallen leaves and other plant material can stop the living plants and grass from being smothered and also will cut down on the growth of mold and mildew that can exacerbate allergies.

Also, you should consider Fertilizing and replenishing Mulch at the same time. Fertilizing helps jump start the growth of your lawn and plants. Mulch gradually diminishes and becomes part of the soil of your beds, so more needs to be added occasionally to maintain the level of coverage desired.

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