Spring Cleanup Checklist

Did you know taking care of your yard can improve your home’s value? That’s right, landscaping that’s done well can increase your value by fifteen percent. But to get started on any major improvements (and to take care of what you already have), spring cleanup is a must. 

So keep reading to learn more about how to get your yard in good shape for the seasons ahead.

Tidy Up Debris and Clear Out Your Garden

After winter storms have wreaked havoc on your landscape, your yard will undoubtedly be cluttered with twigs, broken branches, and leaves that have accumulated along borders and fences. So, the first chore in your yard work lineup should be to clear out all this debris. If you have a yard drain installed, this is also a good time to ensure it’s clear to prevent backups – enlist the help of your local landscaping company that offers drainage service for assistance. 

Doing so will give you a clear view of the work needed ahead. Bonus: you can use your yard waste to start a compost pile.

Prune Dead Branches and Unruly Perennials

Pasadena, MD, gets about 14 inches of snow every winter, with temperatures hovering around the high 30s. Unfortunately, this means many of your tree’s branches may have been killed or damaged. Pre-bloom is the perfect time to restore these beauties to good shape with a healthy pruning. 

This is also an excellent opportunity to thin any perennials that have overgrown their borders and transplant them to areas where you’d like to see them flourish.

Mow the Lawn and Seed Any Bare Spots

Now that the yard is clear, cutting your grass is next up on the spring landscaping docket. During the winter, grass dies off, so to encourage new growth, this task is essential. Doing so will also allow you to see any bare spots that didn’t make it through the season, and spring is the perfect time to reseed to fill in those patches. 

Focus on Hardscapes

People often forget that paths, patios, fences, and other hardscape features are an important part of landscaping. They also suffer during the winter months and will likely need your attention.

If you haven’t already, clear off any debris from pathways. A leaf blower will make quick work of this. Next, you may notice some staining from leaf decay over the earlier season. You can easily clear this up with a power washer.

Gusty winds, snow, and low temperatures might have wreaked havoc on your fences. If so, mend any broken, crooked, or missing panels.

Sound Like A Lot of Work? Leave It to the Landscaping Pros

Landscaping to a professional standard takes a lot of time and energy. So if your perfect idea for a weekend doesn’t include yard maintenance, you should consider bringing in the pros to get it done right. 

At Maryland Landscape Services, serving the Pasadena, MD, area, we are proudly family-owned and operated. We provide expert service for all your landscaping needs, including seasonal maintenance and outdoor patio designs.

Contact us today to get started on your spring cleanup project or anything else your yard might need.

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