Early spring chores: what you can do to prep for landscaping.
As the snows melt and the birds start to sing, you might start getting a little antsy in your house. The ground may be too frozen to start planting anything, but that doesn’t mean you can’t start working on things around your yard!
Here’s a list of some things you can start working on before landscaping and planting becomes your priority. These are “grunt work” chores—chores you won’t want to do later when the weather gets nicer!
- Clean all your tools, hoses and accessories and make sure they are in top condition for the season. Repair or replenish anything that needs further assistance.
- Take inventory of your stock of fertilizer, potting soil, weed killer, seed library, etc., so you can plan out your next stop at the store.
- Get all your pots together and take inventory. Also, clean them! Your spring will look fresher with freshly-scrubbed pots gracing your lawn!
- Repairing stone walls – Winter winds and storms can knock your dry-stacked or otherwise-prepped walls around your yard. This is the time to repair them as needed, either by patching holes or restacking the wall.
- Fixing stepping stones
- Correct tunnels and holes made by rodents and other pests over the winter.
- Prune your trees, shrubs, perennials and ornamental grasses
- Touch up on mulch and dirt, where holes are visible.
- Clean out birdhouses.
Call us for your next big project, or if you need assistance with any of your landscaping needs!
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