Is Your Property Ready for Spring?

Believe it or not, spring is on its way. Spring will be here in just a few short weeks…even though you still may be covered in layers of snow. What does that mean for you and your lawn? That means it’s time to start planning! Here are some things you can think about to get your property ready for spring.

garden hand toolsHow are your garden tools looking?

Now is a good time to dig out your garden tools (pun intended) and see how they’re doing. It may be time to retire that trowel you’ve had for twenty years if the edges are rusty and you get a splinter when you hold the handle. The same can be said for clipping shears you use to prune your bushes and plants. Just like with kitchen knives, dull garden shears are much less effective than sharp ones. If the clippers you’re using are dull you’ll have a harder time cutting whatever plant you’re pruning. Dull edges increase the chances that the blades will slip which can cause injury to you or the plant. Unusable tools aren’t going to be any help getting your property ready for spring. If any of your garden tools are beyond repair, it’s time to schedule a trip to your local garden supply store. For more details check out our post on getting your garden ready for spring.

Are you thinking about landscape?

It’s never too early to think about how you want your property to look, even if it’s currently buried under snow. Start thinking about any landscaping projects you’re going to be taking on. Or maybe you want to start a garden and need start some seedlings indoors. Get some quotes on materials for that stone wall you’ve been dreaming of building. However you want your property to look this spring and summer, there’s probably some planning you can start now.

Is your property ready for spring too?

As the snow starts to melt you may notice you have piles that are melting slower than on the rest of your property. Whether these piles were caused by snow plows, your kids making snow forts, or just natural snow drifts, it’s important they get leveled out. Spreading out the snow into an even layer on your property can ensure every part of your lawn recovers from winter at the same time.

So, while in much of the country winter is still in full force, and spring may seem years away, it’s never too early to start planning. Start thinking about your yard To-Do list while you’re day dreaming about warm weather and birds chirping. Spring will be here before we know it.

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