The chill of winter is slowly melting away, leaving behind a thawed-out, albeit soggy yard that
you’ve been unable to touch until now. With the weather improving and the days lasting a little bit
longer, now’s as good a time as any to work on your yard and get it looking great for when the
summertime rolls around.
Start By Tidying Up
The more trees you have on your property, the more likely that it’s going to be full of things like
leaves, sticks, branches and pine needles. First things first: Grab a rake and a few contractor-
sized trash bags, because this is going to take some time. Clear off the grass and get the lawn
looking visible again, filling up your garbage bags as you go. Once everything is taken care of
and looking clean, it’s time to tackle the next step: Your grass.
Cut the Grass
Not everyone has the same sized lawn, and that means that whatever tool you’re using to cut
your grass needs to suit the task. An old-fashioned manual lawn mower is no good for extra-long
grass or for shredding sticks, so it wouldn’t be the proper equipment for three acres of grass. On
the other hand, a riding tractor might be overkill for a postage-stamp-sized yard. Pick out the tool
that’s going to work best for the task at hand.
Clean Up Your Gardens
Flowerbeds that have been neglected all throughout the winter are probably starting to look a little
worse for the wear. Pull weeds and get rid of debris there too, then spread fresh dirt or beauty
bark over them. Plant colorful, blooming flowers in place of the buggy old weeds that were there
before to brighten the yard again.
Hire a Professional Or Not?
It’s understandable that you’re going to have a lot of debris leftover from the winter, but if you’re
looking at it all and feel like you’re overwhelmed, it might be time to call in the pros to help you
out. Check out a Utah landscape company or someone local to help you with getting leaves
raked, grass cut and overall help you manage the mess that Mother Nature has made of your
yard during the cold months.
Make It Yours Again
However long it takes you to complete the task, making your yard spring-friendly again gives you
a certain sense of pride in your home. Take the time to clean it up and make it beautiful again if
for nothing else than to make yourself smile every day when you see it.