While we’re just knocking on the door of spring, it’s getting close to the time when outdoor chores will be in full swing. You might as well get ahead of the game so you can enjoy much less of a hassle when the summer months come. In today’s article we’ve compiled a quick and handy checklist for you to follow in order to get your home’s landscaping ready for the rest of the year.
Rake And Clean Up Debris
While you may have gotten most of the leaves up last fall in preparation for winter, it’s been long enough that more leaves and small debris has fallen and accumulated in your once pristine yard. Take some time to rake up and pick up any and all accumulated debris that you see. This is a great time to start your compost pile if you haven’t already.
Trim Branches, Especially Close To House And Fences
This is a perfect time to trim your trees’ branches as they are lighter and more easily accessible. Trim any overhanging branches that may be touching your fence, gutters or roof, or may be spilling over out into the walking path of the sidewalk. While you’re out trimming, you may want to inspect your trees and branches for signs of rot, disease, or other issues. Prevention is key to avoiding disaster!
Address Lawn Damage And Repair
Your lawn may be feeling a little neglected and rundown at this stage. Look for dry spots, signs of invasive weeds, and other damage or issues. Once you have a rundown of what may be wrong with your lawn, you can then use that as a clear plan to help fix and address the issues.
Apply Weed Prevention Solution To Lawn
This is the perfect time to apply a weed prevention mixture to your lawn. One or two quick applications can have your lawn looking spectacular in the summer months to come.
Lay Down Lawn Seed
Same as the weed prevention solution above, your lawn may have thinned out or developed “bald” patches over the winter. Putting down a quick application of lawn seed will help fix all of the above and more.
Take Lawnmower In For Inspection And Service Checkup
Wake your lawnmower up from its yearly hibernation with a quick inspection. Check to see that everything is in good working order and then you may want to take it down to the local repair shop to have them get it ready for the summer grind.
Hopefully you enjoyed our collection of lawn and yard maintenance tips. Being a homeowner is not without its challenges. But, those challenges can be tackled easily with a little extra knowhow. And that is exactly what we aim to provide around here at FAMCO. We want to make sure that every homeowner is prepared for the task ahead with the best news and information and quality products available. Shop our store online here or contact us to learn more about what FAMCO has to offer when it comes to high quality HVAC supplies and ventilation accessories.