Is your landscaping looking overgrown and underwhelming? The longer you leave your yard to grow unchecked, the more work you’ll have to make it look neat and trimmed. Weeds and dead plants may overtake your yard, leaving healthy plants with fewer nutrients and space. As Spring approaches, take some time to spruce up your yard with our quick and easy checklist below:
- Clean up the dead and decayed plants.
Blow away any leaves or pine straw from your lawn, and rake around thriving plants to remove fallen debris. If you have a significant amount of organic materials to remove from your yard, rent a roll off dumpster to make the process faster and easier. When you’re done with your yard maintenance, we’ll take the dumpster away for you, saving you a trip to the local landfill.
- Remove weeds from your garden beds.
Use a weeder or hand cultivator to loosen the dirt around weeds, and pull them out. The longer you wait to weed your garden, the deeper the weed’s roots will grow, making them more difficult to remove. For stubborn weeds, such as dandelions and thistle, apply a spot treatment weed killer for easier removal easier. To prevent weeds from coming back, you can apply a preventative weed treatment to your yard. Lay down mulch around shrubs, trees, and flowers to keep weeds from popping up.
- Sculpt the edges.
Well-defined edges of your garden beds help to make the yard overall look neat and trimmed. If your edges are starting to grow into the lawn, map out the new lines you want to create. You can use a garden hose or long piece of rope to mark the new edges of your gardens. Use a sharp tool like a spade or edger to cut deeply into the earth along the edges. Remove the grass between your new lines and your garden’s plants, and fill in the space with mulch or another organic cover. For an even more finished look, line the new edges with a short wall of brick or stone.
- Prune and Mow.
If your shrubs and plants need trimming, early spring is one of the best times to do it. Be sure to research the types of plants you have to determine how far back to prune and how often. Put the finishing touches on your yard by mowing the lawn. Wait until the grass is 2 or 3 inches tall before mowing to give it time to recover.
If you need help decluttering your yard, the Effortless Dumpster team is here to guide you. Call us at (855) 304-4007 for debris removal advice and tips, and ask about our waste removal services. We can provide you with a quote for roll away dumpsters, a cleaning crew to make the process go faster, and anything else you may need for a pristine yard.