Top Tips for Spring Cleanup
Although it’s always tough to say in New England, as we round the corner of March and have April well in our sights, it’s safe to say that the warmer weather is here to stay. Spring is a beautiful time in New England, especially in the Greater Boston area with so much to do. But for property owners, old and new, prepping the lawn and outdoor area can sometimes be a daunting task, but have no fear we are here to help. Whether you’re looking for spring cleanup tips, or spring cleanup help, we’ve got you covered.
Clear Leaves and Branches
Nobody is perfect, and although we all know that we’re supposed to pick up the yard of leaves and branches before the snow starts to fall in November, sometimes it just doesn’t get done and that’s okay. However if you’re ready to get started with spring cleanup, this should easily be the first step on your list. Branches and leaves left for too long can start to cause damage to your grass, which just means more work for you later.
Set Up Irrigation
If you are tired of manually watering your lawn each week and want to save some time, setting up a sprinkler system on your property is a great way to maximize your green this spring and summer.
Create a Patio Living Area
Patios are a great investment that require very little maintenance once installed. They are a great place to set up outdoor tables and chairs so you can spend more time outside and appreciate the warmer weather and your beautiful backyard.
Mulch Your Garden
Mulch retains the moisture in your soil while suppressing weeds and making your garden look more pleasing to the eye. They can also improve the soil structure of your garden which impacts drainage and your garden’s capacity to hold nutrients as the mulch decomposes. We highly recommend mulching as it’s one of the easiest ways to improve the health of your garden.
Prune Your Trees
Late winter and early spring are the best time to prune branches of trees and shrubs. You allow for healthy new growth while cutting away anything that’s been damaged by the snow or ice. Flowering shrubs should be trimmed depending on when they bloom. If you aren’t sure when to trim your shrubbery, contact an expert.
Tackle Tough Weeds Early
You know what they say, the early bird catches the worm, or in this case the early gardener catches the weed. Weeds grow very rapidly throughout the spring and summer but lay mostly dormant throughout the winter. The sooner you manage your weeds the less work you’ll have to do when summer rolls around.
Contact Ground Effects Landscaping
We are experts in year-round landscaping including landscape design, construction, maintenance and snow removal. For any landscaping questions, or for a free estimate, please give us a call at 781-834-1118 or contact us here.
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