As we make our way through the last leg of winter (and hope for tolerable weather the rest of the way), we’ll soon be ushering in the new season—which means it’s almost time to get a jump start on your spring landscape maintenance! Let’s dive into some tips you can get started on as soon as the cold weather subsides and the spring sun rears its very welcome head.

Infographic explaining how to prepare your lawn for spring maintenance

Picking Up After Old Man Winter

From clearing leaves and downed branches to repairing the toll that snow and ice took on your lawn or hardscaping, your yard could probably benefit from some TLC. Leave your weather app open, though —you don’t want to clean too early, as you might be subject to some of winter’s final inclement weather soon and have to address the aftermath all over again. When the weather warms up for good, it’s time to get to work!

Passing Inspection

Upon the removal of substantial bulk, inspect your yard by examining trees, shrubs, and any gardens on your property, as it’s most likely been months of little to no maintenance for them. Check for damaged branches on trees, especially ones close to your home or over walkways. Right now is a great time to make decisions on what tree issues you need taken care of professionally. As the leading provider of tree pruning services near Philadelphia, Liberty Tree & Landscaping Management can get you in the swing for spring. Take a look at your plant beds’ mulch levels and add fresh mulch as required. This step will help keep the roots cool through the summer heat.

You Can Lead a Hose to Water…

As the weather warms up, check your irrigation system to ensure it’s in proper operating condition. Test the system by turning it on and check for any problems like leaky valves, missing nozzles, clogged sprinklers, or anything else that sends up a “wet” flag.

Soiled Rotten

Early spring is an ideal time for a soil test to determine if it has the proper pH balance and nutrients before you start any landscaping projects. Depending on test results, it may be wise to fertilize your lawn. It’s important to note that some grass types are best fertilized in the fall.

Want Some Help?

Lawn care may be one of the last things you think about during the winter, but Liberty Tree & Landscape Management understands how important it is to be ready for spring. For more information about how we can make your property safe and beautiful all year long with our landscaping and tree trimming services near Chestnut Hill, PA, contact us today!