If you have a big garden or yard outside your house, you may want to clean them up as spring approaches.
When winter is over, you’ll be left with plenty of leaves, branches, twigs or all kinds of debris that collected throughout winter. This is of course, assuming you have trees around your yard.
Here are some tips to clean up your lawn at home before spring is here.
1. Clean the lawn first
The first thing you probably want to do is to clean the lawn from all the debris like leaves and branches that dropped during winter.
To do so, you can get a blower to gather all of the debris or a lawn sweeper to get rid of all the debris using its vacuum function.
If there’s too much debris, you can use the sweeper a couple of times until your lawn is finally clear.
2. Use fertilizer, weed killers and so on
In the early stage of spring, you may want to start using fertilizer to fasten the growth of new plants or plants that have partially died in winter.
Also, there may be lots of weeds growing in spring. Use a weed killer to get rid of them, or do it manually by plucking them with hand.
3. Rake the grass
You should also rake the grass to let the new grass grow again. There’ll be a layer of dead grass that you need to rake and get rid of first.
Once the layer is gone, the grass should grow again.
Also, there may be snow mold sometimes, which looks like a pink or gray web over some blades of grass.
You can also rake them out gently so as not to kill the grass that’s affected.
4. Trim the tree branches
After fixing the grassy area of your lawn, you may want to trim your tree as well.
There’ll be some dead branches on the tree that needs to be removed, or they may form a hazard if they fall on someone.
If you’re not good with it, you may want to call an expert to do it for you.
Trimming the branches may affect the tree’s growth, so it has to be done correctly.
5. Mow the lawn during spring
Once the grass has grown, you’ll need to start mowing the lawn to keep it neat and nice.
You can check out some of the best lawn mowers if you don’t have one already. There are self-propelled versions available for household use.
In a nutshell
Cleaning the lawn after winter (before spring) is not an easy task. It’s a continuous effort but it’s necessary in maintaining your lawn.