Now that it’s spring, you are probably trying to find a way to keep your outdoor space looking more neat and organized. As your trees and flora start grow leaves and flowers, you may notice that things are getting a little unruly. Indeed, trees can have a growth spurt and start to look like they are growing into each other. Moreover, your grass may have little patches here and there. This is exactly why you want to clean up your garden or outdoor space – it will help the outside of your home look clean, neat and tidy. Here are five helpful landscaping cleanup tips for homeowners.
- Clean up all leaves and other detritus. Your first step in cleaning up your outdoor space is to clean up all the leaves and detritus that have built up from the winter. There is a good chance that the winter wreaked havoc on your landscaping. Cleaning up leaves is also important so that they don’t become embedded in your driveway cement or asphalt.
- Pull up old sod that is has missing patches of grass and install new sod. If the ice has melted and you are noticing that your grass is looking a little worse for wear, you may need to pull up the old sod. This is especially the case if the grass balding is occurring across your entire yard. It will be important to purchase and lay new sod. If the issue is isolated, you may only need to replace one or two squares of sod. The truth of the matter is that balding patches can decrease the aesthetic value of your outdoor space.
- Trim trees and hedges to allow for better growth. In the wintertime, your trees are relatively dormant, but there is a lot of activity and energy ready to burst out. In the springtime – when the days are longer – your trees will start a rapid period of growth. If you don’t take measures to trim your trees, they may become stunted. Plus, letting hedges and vines grow out of control can be aesthetically displeasing. During the second month of spring, you want to take out your shears and start trimming.
- Take down diseased or injured trees. If you have trees that are dead or dying, you may need to take them down. It will be sad to see trees go, especially if they have been on your property for a longtime, but it will be important for the sake of the health of the rest of your outdoor space. Plus, dead or dying trees can be dangerous if they fall on your home.
- Hire a professional landscape company to survey your outdoor space. If you want to add new flora to your outdoor space, you may want to contact a landscape design company and nursery, like MorGreen Landscape and Nursery. If you don’t really know what you are doing, you could be causing more damage to your outdoor space. In the end, a simple investment into professional advice could mean the difference between a stunning outdoor space and a mediocre outdoor space.