In Michigan, the winters are always different and an early spring is always on everyone’s wish list. The rapidly melting snow along with the cool, overcast, and wet weather bring special conditions that need immediate attention prior to the start of spring. Regardless of the amount of cleanup you did last fall, there is always more to do to get your lawn and landscape ready for the growing season.
Spring is a time of rebirth and reawakening from a long Michigan winter’s nap. Landscapers everywhere have much work to do to clean up and prepare for the spring season. Removing winter kill and old annuals and pruning dead branches promotes clean growing conditions and reduces the opportunity for fungus and disease to become established.
Mulching is also best done in the early spring for maintenance purposes; it is easier to spread mulch when your perennials have yet to emerge from their winter slumber, it is not necessary it is just convenient.
Get the landscaping season off on the right foot with these spring yard maintenance tips:
- Leaf clean up of entire property (beds and lawn areas)
- Deep edge bed trenching
- Shrub/tree pruning
- Inspection of all plant materials
- Replacement of dead plant materials (check out our Plant Specials)
- Lawn inspection (look for patches of weeds)
- Installing new lawn with seeding or sod
- Debris/Garbage pick up of entire property
- Application of a Pre-emergent for weed control
Part of spring yard maintenance entails caring for your lawn and readying your mower for the long mowing season ahead. While you shouldn’t neglect these chores, you can take solace in the fact that spring yard maintenance doesn’t require nearly as much time as mowing does during the summer.
Have a great Spring!