Spring is almost here (although the snow on the ground might tell another story) and that means its time for your annual spring clean up. Although sunshine and Mother Nature do a great job of enhancing the natural beauty of your landscaping in spring, its important to remember that intentional care and maintenance can go a long way to give Mother Nature a bit of assistance.
We believe spring doesn’t really start until the spring clean ups are done – leaving beautiful yards ready to reach their full spring and summer potential. But, if you don’t want to take our word and years of experience under consideration, here are the top 5 reasons why every property (even yours!) needs a spring clean up.
Winter Debris Removal
With the winter like we’ve had here in South Jersey, it’s a necessity to remove the debris that have piled up over the winter months during the spring clean up. In an effort to improve the overall cleanliness of the property, we take the time to remove leaves, trash and weeds that have accumulated and show themselves once the snow has melted and the winds have died down.
Spring is the perfect time to dethatch your lawn to ensure removal of leaves, thatch and other debris. Removing those items from your lawn allows for fertilizers and chemical treatments to reach the soil to ensure a thick, lush and green lawn for spring and summer. Also, the removal of thatch reduces the amount of media in which many turf diseases thrive.
Fertilizing All Plant Material
The rain and sunshine of spring give the perfect natural elements to combine with nutrient-rich fertilizers to ensure all the plant material in your yard is healthy and at it’s best for the coming seasons. Fertilizing during the spring clean up allows plants to reach their full potential and allows us to correct any potential PH issues or nutrient deficiencies in the soil to ensure a beautiful yard.
During the spring clean up make sure time is taken to edge bed lines as well as all walkways, driveways and stepping stones. Edging creates clean lines that can be maintained all season long for a well-manicured property.
New Mulch Installation
Nothing creates a cleaner, more polished look than installation of fresh, new mulch. Not only does new mulch create a clean and finished look, but it also acts as a weed barrier and protects the soil to prevent loss of nutrients. Along with freshly edged beds, new mulch puts the finishing touches on every spring clean up.
As you can see from the above list, spring clean ups are essential to laying a solid foundation for a beautiful, lush and green property all season long.