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Spring Cleanup: Essentials for a Thriving Landscape

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Key Takeaways

  • Spring clean up promotes a healthy landscape

  • Preparing for the growing season during the spring means less work during the warmer months

Spring cleanup is a crucial step in maintaining a healthy and vibrant landscape throughout the year. It involves a thorough assessment and preparation of your outdoor space to ensure it is ready to thrive during the growing season. Here are some key reasons why spring cleanup is essential for the success of your landscape:

Prevents Debris Build Up

Over the winter, leaves, branches, and other debris can accumulate in your yard. Cleaning up debris helps improve the overall appearance of your landscape and prevents potential issues, such as mold or disease, from developing.

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Promotes Growth

Spring cleanup involves pruning and trimming trees, shrubs, and perennials. This not only helps shape the plants but also stimulates new growth. Removing dead or damaged branches allows the plant to focus its energy on healthy parts, promoting more robust and vigorous growth. Check out our tips on dormant pruning before you start this task.

Weed Control

Weeds start emerging in the spring, competing with desirable plants for nutrients, water, and sunlight. Removing weeds early on prevents them from establishing a foothold and helps keep your landscape looking tidy.

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Encourages A Healthy Lawn

Over the winter, soil can become compacted, hindering water and nutrient absorption. Spring lawn maintenance sets you up for a better lawn all summer long. Aeration prepares your lawn for overseed which increases the density of the lawn and fills in patches.

Maintains Soil Moisture

Applying a fresh layer of mulch in the spring helps conserve soil moisture, suppress weeds, and regulate soil temperature. Mulching also enhances the aesthetic appeal of your landscape while providing a protective barrier for plant roots. Check out this post on mulching, to learn more about the benefits .

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Provides Time to Plan

Spring cleanup is an excellent time to assess the overall health of your landscape. Take note of any plants that may need to be replaced, consider new additions, and plan for any landscape projects you have in mind for the upcoming season.

Prepares for Irrigation

Check and clean irrigation systems to ensure they are functioning properly. Proper watering is essential for the health of your plants and lawn. Addressing any issues early in the season can prevent stress and damage. Mastering Landscape Irrigation is a great resource for exploring this tool.

By investing time and effort in spring cleanup, you set the stage for a successful and thriving landscape throughout the year. It not only addresses immediate concerns but also establishes a foundation for long-term plant health and beauty. All these tasks can not only be time consuming but require care to ensure they are done right.

‍Want a good place to start?

Your landscape job doesn’t stop once the crews leave your yard. Your landscape has living, evolving elements and that means you will need regular care to keep it looking as good as the day it is installed. Our team of landscape maintenance professionals is ready to make your life easier and take your garden to the next level. With services ranging from biweekly or weekly maintenance, spring and fall cleanups and property enhancements there is sure to be something that meets your needs. Get in touch with us today to start your maintenance journey >>>


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