What You Need to Do Every Season

Does your dream yard seem out of reach? Don’t worry! Extend the enjoyment of your outdoor spaces all year long. This handy seasonal yard care checklist empowers you to tackle yard work confidently, transforming your yard conditions from ordinary to extraordinary.

Spring: A Time for Renewal

Focus on:

  • Cleaning
  • Lawn Care
  • Planting

Spring awakens your yard from its winter slumber. Here’s what to tackle first:

  1. Cleaning Up Debris: Remove fallen leaves, branches, and winter debris. This allows sunlight and air to reach the soil, promoting healthy growth.
  2. Lawn Care: Aerate compacted soil to improve drainage and oxygen flow. Apply a spring lawn fertilization treatment to replenish nutrients depleted during winter. Consider increasing lawn cutting as grass actively grows.
  3. Pruning: Prune trees and shrubs to remove dead, diseased, or overgrown branches. This encourages new growth and maintains a neat appearance. Focus on flowering shrubs right after they bloom for future blooms.
  4. Planting: Spring is ideal for planting cool-season vegetables and flowers. Research plants suitable for your climate and planting zone to ensure success.

Fall: Preparing for Winter

Focus on:

  • Leaf Removal
  • Lawn Care
  • Tree & Shrub Care

Fall is for preparing your yard for colder months:

  1. Leaf Removal: Regularly rake leaves to prevent smothering your lawn and creating a breeding ground for pests. Shredded leaves can be composted or used as mulch.
  2. Lawn Care: Overseed bare patches and apply fall lawn fertilization to strengthen your lawn for winter dormancy.
  3. Tree & Shrub Care: Prune dead or broken branches from trees and shrubs to reduce winter storm damage and promote healthy growth next spring.

Winter: Maintaining a Healthy Landscape

Focus on:

  • Plant Protection

Even in winter, there are steps to take:

  • Protecting Plants: If you live in a region with harsh winters, protect vulnerable plants with burlap or row covers. Protecting Plants: If you live in a region with harsh winters, protect vulnerable plants with burlap or row covers.
  • Salt Alternatives: When using de-icing salt on walkways and driveways, choose pet-friendly and plant-friendly alternatives whenever possible.
  • Winter Watering: While less frequent than summer, watering is still essential during winter thaws. Provide the soil with a deep soak when the ground isn’t frozen to prevent dehydration damage.

Maintaining a beautiful yard can be time-consuming. Consider Advance Home Solutions’ professional yard services for lawn cutting, bush cutting, tree trimming, fertilization, and mulching.

Embrace the joy of a beautiful outdoor space! Utilize this seasonal yard care checklist and consider our professional help for a stunning yard makeover by calling (512) 265-7192.