Springtime is in full effect. For outdoor enthusiasts, this time of year may be a favorite because of the many things that spring brings about. It’s a time of year when the cold, brisk winds of winter are slowly diminishing. Days are getting longer, and the sun is shining brighter and with more warmth as we progress closer to summer. Naturally, we are inclined to spend more time outdoors, escaping the indoors where we have been cooped up for all winter.
As we spend more time outdoors, many of us make a conscious effort to keep our lawns up to par and develop its health for the upcoming summer months. Not only do we conduct spring cleaning indoors, but we spread the behavior outdoors as well. During the next several weeks, there are many things that you should consider sprucing up, to beautify your lawn and home during the upcoming summer months
Natural areas are one of the most neglected areas of a lawn. The term “natural area” alone gives off enough connotation for some homeowners. Consider cleaning up the areas around your shrubs and flowers. Pull weeds that might be emerging now, before they become more of a hefty concern in a few weeks when they become more established. Consider removing old leaves from the fall that might have collected moisture and can look unsightly.
One of the most important aspects of spring yard clean up consists of your lawn area. Don’t forget to apply weed and feed, to reduce the number of emerging weeds that naturally come about during the spring months. Additionally, the food contained within the fertilizer will help your lawn to become greener, thicker, and more hardy during the heat of the summer sun. Consider adding other fertilizers for a greener appearance, such as 10-10-10, which contains essential vitamins and nutrients to make your lawn greener.
Fall flowers might have been a great idea a few months ago. As the weather becomes warmer, many fall flowers still have the ability to grow and flourish. However, spring and summer flowers may give your front lawn a much more appealing, cleaner look. Consider planting fall flowers in an area less visible so that they can continue to grow during the summer. Keep them watered, and re-transplant them back to their original location during the fall months.
Feed Your Shrubs
Many homeowners forget that their evergreen shrubs also need a dose of food. Water is sufficient for keeping them alive, however if you desire green, healthy looking shrubs all year round, it’s a good idea to give them a little bit of food. Make sure you are providing plenty of water after feeding them, and consider giving them a trim in a few weeks to add more curb appeal to your home.
Get Out There!
Spring is full of bursting energy. I’m sure you are as excited as I am to get out in the lawn and start adding some colorful additions to the lawn. The winter months can be enjoyable, but spring and summer-time allow for the green thumbs to enjoy what they like best. Consider some of the tips above to spruce up your lawn this spring, and help it establish into a healthier, more vibrant lawn this summer. What are some of the most important spring lawn care tips that you can think of?