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Getting Your Yard Ready Before Spring!

Guess what?! We’ve officially crossed the midpoint of winter! That means that it’s time to start getting your yard ready for spring!

Here are some things to keep in mind as the temperatures begin to rise.

Spring Cleanup

Spring yard cleanup is one of the most important steps in getting your landscape ready for the coming season.

“Leaves or debris that weren't removed in the fall will need to be taken care of now. Winter is also an ideal time to clean out flower beds and window boxes to keep fungus or mould from growing.” -

Get A Handle On Weeds Like Crabgrass

The arrival of spring means blooming trees and budding flowers. However, it can also mean the arrival of unwanted weeds like crabgrass. Crabgrass is an annoying, annual weed that can spread thousands of seeds during its lifespan.

“The first frost kills the plants, but the seeds remain dormant through the winter. When the ground temperature warms up, the seeds begin to grow.” - Lowes

Crabgrass is stubborn and invasive, so it’s always best to deal with it before it even starts to grow.

Trim & Prune Dead Branches

Winter is one of the best times to trim and prune dead branches.

“Tree diseases are typically caused or spread by bacteria, fungi, parasites and insects. Unless the weather has been exceptionally warm, these disease agents are usually dead or dormant during winter months.” - Arbor Experts

Like stubborn weeds, issues like fungus and bacteria are best dealt with beforehand. Getting rid of dead branches before the weather warms will make sure that any issues with the disease are nipped in the bud!

Call Your Landscaper

Planning is half the job when it comes to landscaping, so make sure you’re well prepared.

“The coldest months of the year are the ideal time to contact a landscape designer or landscape architect about any major renovations you'd like to make to your yard.” -

Don’t wait until the last minute to call your landscaper. Depending on the job that needs to get done, you might have to wait until next season or next year if the timing isn’t right.

Taking the steps to prepare your landscape will ensure that you’re not taken by surprise once the weather begins to warm. Spring cleanup needs to happen every year whether you like it or not. If you’re too busy to tackle the job yourself, let us do it for you!

Contact us today for a FREE quote! We’ll come in, clean up your lawn/gardens, and leave - while you sit back, relax, and do something you enjoy!

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