Once spring has officially sprung, it’s time to get outside to soak up the sun and breathe the fresh air. As a homeowner, spring also signifies that it’s that time of year to start your lawn maintenance. From mowing the grass and pulling weeds to updating fixtures and installing sprinkler systems, there’s more than enough work to keep you busy. But busy doesn’t have to mean boring.
Spring is definitely clean up season, but you can make the process a little more rewarding by thinking of how much fun you’ll have enjoying your nice lawn all summer-long. Give your yard a little more curb appeal this season by running through this yard prep checklist:
Get your sprinkler system ready.
You’ll be thanking yourself later if you prep your sprinkler system early. If you don’t have a sprinkler system yet, contact a technician from a company that specializes in sprinkler installation like Colorado Sprinkler Service. If you already have one, it’s still a good idea to service or replace your existing system before the major growing season starts.
Clear lawn of debris like sticks, leaves, and dead plants.
Snow and salt plows are tough on the turf, and unfortunately, not all plants make it through the winter. It’s important to clear your yard of any unwanted debris from plants or litter so that your new grass can get as much sun as possible.
Prune greenery and divide perennials.
For the plants that you do want to keep, spring is a good time to prune them in order to get them in the best shape. Pruning plants actually encourages new growth and keeps them healthy. Also, as their name would suggest, perennials need to be cut back and divided each spring to allow for new growth.
Patch or replace fencing.
Fences are often underrated because a good fence can really change the entire look and feel of a space. It’s worth it to take time to replace worn and broken fences. If your fence isn’t too damaged, you can get away with repairing broken planks and a good scrub. But if your fence is in disrepair, you might want to consider replacing it. Building a new fence is hard work, but the team at Ozark Fence is ready to help!
Power wash hardscape surfaces and outdoor furniture.
Outdoor surfaces inevitably get dirty, so a wash every now and then can do wonders. Rent or borrow a power washer to quickly clean areas like the driveway and patio or even lawn furniture.
Of course, there are plenty more things you can do to prep your yard, but hopefully these basic steps will get you on the right track.