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Spring Fever: How to Prepare Your Yard for Spring

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Spring is just around the corner, which means it’s time to start thinking about how to prepare your yard for spring. The change of seasons always gives us an extra boost of energy after a long cold winter and urges us to get outside. So, why not channel that energy into preparing an amazing outdoor space where you can spend these warm months: your yard.

Preparation Steps

How to Prepare Your Yard for Spring | Midwest RentalsYour yard is the first thing you will see every day when you look outside, and it sets the tone for how you’ll spend your time outside around your home. Here’s how you can prepare to get to work on your yard.

Build a plan.

Before you start any work, make sure you have a goal for what you want to accomplish this spring. Maybe it’s planting new flowers, adding a paved walkway, or simply filling in bare patches of your yard. Whatever it is, make sure your goal is reasonable. This means you can afford the cost of maintenance over the spring and summer months and have enough time to put in the work that is needed. Once you know what you want to accomplish, you can start building a plan for how you can achieve this goal.

Assess your tools.

The proper equipment is vital to the success of your yard. Spend time in your garage or shed and make a list of all the tools you’ll need for your project. Depending on the type of tool, it may make more sense to buy or rent the needed equipment. Once you have your list, make sure you have all the tools you need and that they are properly functioning. Using bad equipment can slow down your progress and put you at risk for injury in the event of a malfunction.

Get to Work: The Basics

How to Prepare Your Yard for Spring | Midwest RentalsNow that you have a plan and the tools you need, you can get to work! Below are some of the most common and important yard maintenance activities when preparing your yard for spring.

Get rid of dead leaves.

Many times during especially snowy winters leaves tend to get trapped under snow and decay for months. This can kill your lawn and leave it with bare patches. Luckily, it’s easy to use a leaf blower to remove all this dead material.

Aerate your lawn.

This is one of the best ways to make sure you have a healthy looking yard all summer. Aeration involves placing small holes in the ground so soil doesn’t become compacted and water and nutrients can reach the roots of your grass.

Set up a sprinkler system.

It can be easy to forget to water your lawn, plants, and bushes during the spring and summer, especially when we get busy with vacations, outings, and other summer activities. Let a timed sprinkler system do the work for you, and you’ll guarantee that your yard gets the hydration it needs.

Trim your bushes, plants, and trees.

During the winter, the plants in our yards tend to have a mind of their own and grow every which way. A pair of shears is all you need to clip off these unruly branches. You’ll be amazed what a simple trim can add to your yard.

Reseed bare patches.

How to Prepare Your Yard for Spring | Midwest RentalsA seeder is an easy tool that spreads grass seed around your lawn and can easily help make it look fuller. This is a one-time job and takes very little maintenance afterwards.

Preparing your yard for spring is one of the most important things you can do for your home. Not only will it improve the value of your home, but it can give you a sense of pride and confidence. If you follow these simple steps this spring, your lawn will be looking great!

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