Spring cleaning isn’t just for sprucing up the inside of your home. With the arrival of warmer temperatures and some much-needed sunshine comes the task of spring cleaning your yard. However, no matter the size of your space, when it comes time to spring clean your yard, the concept can quickly send your head spinning. But, when you break it down into steps, the task isn’t nearly as daunting as you may think. So, don’t become overwhelmed by everything on your to-do list. Instead, break up the work into these four steps.
1. Pick up and Remove Dead Leaves and Grass
The time has come; time to spring clean your yard. First off, the best way to get started is to dive right in and start picking up anything that doesn’t belong in your yard. This includes litter, animal waste, and any leaves and twigs that have been lying in the yard. Also, don’t forget to rake the yard to remove any dead pieces of grass.
2. Cut Back Perennials, Shrubs, and Small Trees
Once you’ve removed the leaves and dead clutter from the yard, it’s time to start pruning your perennials, shrubs and small trees. Start by cutting back any dead greenery to encourage new growth. Each plant will have unique pruning requirements, so make sure to do your research to avoid potentially stunting or killing your plants. The good news is that this task should only take up a couple of hours of your day. Some gardening tools that you may need to spring clean your yard include:
- Gardening gloves
- Hand pruners/ Shears
3. Get Composting
After you’ve attended to the greenery, you will likely have piles (or bags) full of yard waste. Sure, while you can have it all hauled off by your local waste management company, why not consider composting? This is a superb method for recycling because it breaks down waste naturally. Thus, giving you some excellent material/dirt to use in your garden later.
4. Tidy Up Hardscape Surfaces
Spring cleaning shouldn’t stop once you’ve managed the grasses and garden beds. It’s also important to dedicate some time to cleaning up all hardscape surfaces, such as walkways and patios. In most cases, a simple sweeping can help tame your surfaces. Although, you might want to consider power washing paths, patios, and decks to give your yard a fresh, clean look.
Cut the Clutter and Organize Your Yard Space
After cleaning up your yard, it’s time to get to work (or, more work we should say). When it comes time to spring clean your yard, it helps to make sure you are maximizing the space you’ve just opened up. Thus, allowing you to create the yard of your dreams!
One option is to build raised garden beds instead of planting your gardens in the ground. This will help minimize the risk of critters munching on your bounty. With so many options for raised garden beds out there, the possibilities are endless.
You can also take the DIY route and make unique storage options for your yard equipment. Or, create distinctive ways to spice up your curb appeal.
Get Your Yard Ready for Spring with Friel Lumber
Once the decluttering phase of your spring cleaning is complete and you’ve moved on to organizing the outside space, make sure to pick up the necessary hardware! This also includes any lumber needed to create the organized garden beds you’ve been dreaming of.
Friel lumber yard has everything you need to help you define your garden areas and create unique pieces for any yard. Don’t forget to check out our paint and hardware options for adding that extra special touch to your spring projects. Curious how the team at Friel Lumber Company can help get your yard on track for spring? Contact us today, and we’ll get all your questions answered!