HOW TO IMPROVE YOUR YARD FOR SPRING
Spring Yard Improvement in Pittsburgh
Spring is on the horizon. With the warmer weather ahead, you may be spring cleaning, spending more time outside, maybe even planning that summer vacation. But what do you do with the yard?? Oftentimes, we look so forward to the new season and what it will bring that we overlook our yards. Don’t neglect your outdoor space! Pittsburgh landscaping and taking proper care of your lawn and garden can spruce up your yard and make those outdoor moments all the more enjoyable. Follow these three simple steps to prepare your yard for this upcoming spring.
DECLARE A CLEANUP DAY
This is something the whole family can take part in. Pick a mild day and plan on spending the majority of it outside. Rake up any leaves left behind from the fall. Pull the weeds in your garden and around your fence. Hose down the porch or deck and clean the windows. You may find debris around your yard as well. Twigs and branches, miscellaneous wrappers and bags, maybe even a lost mitten from this winter. Pick up and dispose of all of the garbage you find in your yard and around the perimeter of your home. If indeed completing this chore with family, make it more fun. Challenge each other to see who can fill up a trash bag first. You’ll be amazed at the difference a good cleaning can make.
BEGIN TO PREPARE YOUR LAWN
It is good for the lawn to be mowed early and mowed often. You may want to break out the lawn mower of that first warm and dry day. In order to have the healthiest, greenest, and most attractive lawn, however, you may want to aerate it too. Aerating your lawn allows for air, water, and nutrients to enter the soil; thus providing a healthier and more appealing yard. Soil tends to get pushed down and compressed from lots of foot traffic. When you aerate your lawn, you poke holes in it, and therefore help to prevent this compaction of soil. Essentially, aeration allows your lawn to breathe better. It needs only be done once per year, and can make a world of difference. In addition to making your grass greener, aeration can strengthen the roots and make your grass grow more. It can also reduce puddles on your lawn. For aeration and other lawn care in the Pittsburgh area, call J Bird’s Landscaping.
PLANT A GARDEN
What better way to prepare for spring than by planting some new flowers?! Gardens are a great way to add some color and life to your yard. You can keep it simple or get creative. Perennials last a long time and can be planted just about anywhere. They’ll bloom easily and beautifully. If you’re looking to do a bit more, try planting a raised block flowerbed. These are very versatile and allow you to be more creative in design. If you have an existing garden but are looking for a change, add some new flowers in there, and decorate with statues, clay pots, maybe even a fountain or bench. For all Pittsburgh lawn care needs, contact J Bird’s Landscaping today.
J Bird’s Landscaping will give you a free quote and exceed your highest expectations. They are professional Pittsburgh landscapers and look forward to turning your yard vision into a reality. Call them today at 412-224-0639.