The winter tends to give homeowners a break from traditional lawn and garden chores like mowing the lawn and plucking weeds. However, as the winter comes to an end, the warm weather is on the horizon. Since your lawn and garden act as an extension of your home during the spring and summer, it’s probably a good idea to get things in order so you can enjoy it all season long. Below are a few tips to get prepared.
The first thing you’ll want to do is clean up your yard. There is a high possibility that there is wreckage from down tree limbs or debris that has blown into the yard that needs to be removed. Be sure to check thoroughly for things like broken bottles and sharp objects that could potentially hurt you or your family if you’re playing or lounging around outside.
Another thing that may need cleaning in your yard is the lawn furniture. Whether you placed it in a shed or left it out all winter, it may need to be hosed down and left to dry to get rid of dust, spider webs, and anything else that could be lurking in it.
Repair Any Damage
Now is the perfect time to get your hands dirty a bit (or contact a professional if you’re not too handy) and repair any damage that the winter may have caused to your lawn. This might include repairing any splintered or rotted wood on your deck or patio, tightening banisters and railings to stairs, fixing holes in screen windows and doors, and whatever other damage you see.
Get Rid of Weeds
Though your lawn is likely still short and brown from being packed down by snow and frozen from cool temperatures, if you have flowers, shrubs, or … Read the rest