Spring is FINALLY here! Is your house ready for it? We definitely had an unusually warm winter, but we don’t blame you if you weren’t out there doing more yard work. Absolute has put together a simple Spring checklist to get your home ready for the new season.
Prune dead limbs
Winter winds can wreak havoc on trees and shrubs, causing breakage and falling limbs. Cut and remove branches and trim back new growth to maintain trees and plants. Removing these from your landscape will also prevent damage from spring rain storms and high winds when the spring weather gets moody, as it tends to do in Maryland.
Spring is the best time to plan for and plant vegetables. Sturdy root vegetables that can survive small freezes are the best choices for this time of year. Broccoli, varieties of lettuces and carrots are all reliable plantings right now.
Prepare garden beds
If your garden plans include more warm-weather plantings, such as tomatoes, peppers or wildflowers, you will need to wait for the heat. Now is the time to focus on prepping the garden beds while the outdoor temperatures are rising. Adding fertilizer and tilling the soil inside the planting area are all great ways to be ready to plant.
Powerwash house and hardscape
The bright Spring sunlight is definitely gorgeous, but it will highlight the mud, dirt and grime leftover from winter. Pressure washing is a quick and efficient way to clean your siding, sidewalks, patios and decks. Just be sure to follow instructions and guidelines to prevent accidents or damage.
Mulch and replace sod
The recent melting snow and water runoff can move sod and mulch from their original location. Areas around shrubs, plants and trees can become eroded or leave holes in your yard. Now is the time to add additional mulch, repair damaged sod and even bring in more soil for affected areas.
Make a landscape maintenance plan
Before getting frustrated over the amount of yard work, make sure you have a landscape maintenance plan in place. Is your landscape full of shrubs, trees and contain large areas of mowing? Consider calling us for a free maintenance estimate. We can develop a personalized, efficient maintenance plan to make your yard a haven instead of a hassle. Instead of doing chores every weekend, spend time relaxing and enjoying the fruits of OUR labor.