If spring has yet to come where you live and you’re still very much into winter weather, there are still things that you can be doing now to help you prepare your property when spring finally does come. So if you’re itching to get out of the house and start working on your yard and garden, here are three things you can do now to help you prepare for the spring landscaping season.
Prepare Your Tools
When spring comes, you’re going to want to be able to get right to work on your landscaping. But in order to do this, you’ll have to get all of your tools and equipment ready beforehand.
Since you likely haven’t used your lawnmower in a few months, you’ll want to get it out and make sure that it still runs well. If you find out that it doesn’t, getting it fixed or buying a new lawnmower before the busy season strikes is a wise idea. Additionally, if you didn’t do the advised maintenance to your tools and equipment at the end of the summer, you still have time to do this now before you get your items out to use for another season.
Start Cleaning When You Can
For many people, one of the biggest tasks of springtime landscaping and maintenance is cleaning up the property from everything that winter had to throw at it. And because doing this can take quite a bit of time, it could be a good idea to get started on this even before you’re ready to do any actual landscaping work.
As soon as you can see the ground once the snow melts or the temperatures have risen enough that you’re comfortable being outside for a bit, spend some of that time cleaning up around your yard. If there’s anything that got blown into your yard during a winter storm, get it out of there. And if you have leaves and other items left on the grass or in flower beds from the fall, consider taking care of these now so that you have a blank slate once spring is in full swing.
Wait Until The Final Frost
One of the most important things that you can do to help prepare yourself for all the fun that comes with springtime in your yard is to check the forecast for when the final frost will take place. Until this time, you don’t want to plant anything in your yard or put too much effort into bringing things back to life, as a frost can quickly negate all of your hard work. Knowing this, check the Farmer’s Almanac to see when the last frost should be taking place where you live.
If you’re wanting to get ready for spring landscaping season in your area, consider using the tips mentioned above to help you in doing this.