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Snow Melting? How to Get Your Yard Ready for Spring

By Lizzie Weakley | February 10, 2017

When the snow begins to melt away and the temperatures begin to climb, it's often the ideal time to begin getting your yard ready for spring. There are flowers to plant, trees and shrubs to trim and grass to fertilize. The sooner you begin preparing, the sooner you will be able to enjoy the beauty of a new seasons with all of the bright colors and scents that come along.

Spring Cleaning
Before you do any work in the yard, you need to do a little cleaning. Remove the leaves and limbs that are in the way, and make sure there isn't any trash in the yard that would hinder the process of preparing the yard for the season. When you mow, the items that are in the yard can get stuck underneath the mower, and there's a chance that a limb or even a rock might get tossed into a window.

Tree Trimming
This is a time of the year when you want to trim the limbs of the trees along with shaping up the shrubs. A tree trimming and tree removal company can do the work for you if you don't have the tools or if you aren't physically capable of getting to the top of the tree. When you trim the trees and shrubs, it gets the dead ends off, making the plants healthier. It's similar to cutting the dead ends off of your hair so that it can grow evenly.

If you want green grass and a yard that is healthy, then consider spreading fertilizer across the yard as soon as possible. It's best to wait until the last freeze so that the fertilizer isn't killed in any way. You also want to use a weed killer. After about six weeks, you want to apply the fertilizer again to ensure that the grass will accept the product.

Even if there isn't a lot of grass in the yard yet, you should begin mowing in the early spring. This will keep the dead ends of the grass cut away and make the lawn look manicured. You should mow as soon as you see that it's growing instead of waiting to mow once a week or every other week. As you mow, the grass will begin to get thicker, giving you a full lawn instead of one that is scraggly.

Taking care of the yard for spring can be a chore. Spread out the tasks that you have to complete so that everything isn't done in one day. Watch the weather, and get what you can done when it's warm and sunny outside.

About the Author: Lizzie Weakley is a freelance writer from Columbus, Ohio. She went to college at The Ohio State University where she studied communications. In her free time, she enjoys the outdoors and long walks in the park with her 3-year-old husky Snowball. The information in this article is credited to Smitty's Tree Service Inc

Lizzie Weakley is a freelance writer and Realty Biz News contributor.
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