5 Benefits of a Spring Cleanup
Your days may be spent cozying up indoors this winter, but that doesn’t mean you should put your yard and landscape on the back burner. In fact, the cold winter months are a great time to start planning ahead on future projects. That way, you don’t have to wait any longer than necessary to spend time in your dream backyard once the weather warms up.
Even if you don’t have any large hardscape construction projects in mind for the upcoming year, you’ll still want to invest in a seasonal backyard cleanup. Read on to learn about the benefits of a seasonal cleanup to keep your yard looking its best all year long.
What is a Spring Cleanup?
Without regular upkeep, even the most well-designed landscape won’t look and function as well as it’s supposed to.
A seasonal backyard cleanup is one of the simplest steps you can take to improve your yard’s aesthetic appeal, especially after a few months of winter-induced neglect. Removing clutter and tidying up the overall look of your landscape can enhance curb appeal, property value, and overall functionality.
Plus, scheduling a few cleanup projects per year is sure to save you time and effort down the road when compared to having a messy yard between less frequent overhauls. (Pro tip: if you hire landscaping professionals to do your seasonal backyard cleanups, you’ll save even more time!)
5 Benefits of a Spring Cleanup
When you envision a backyard cleanup, you’re probably picturing someone raking leaves and lugging around a heavy garbage filled with various yard debris. However, there’s a lot more involved in high-quality cleanup services.
Popular services and benefits of a seasonal backyard cleanup include:
As mentioned above, this is likely the picture that comes to mind when you think about a seasonal cleanup.
Removal of leaves, twigs, and other debris makes an obvious improvement when it comes to the appearance of your yard—but did you know that it will also improve the functionality of your landscape?
For example, excess leaves can be harmful for your lawn: they prevent exposure to sunlight, and can lead to mold and fungal diseases. Removing leaves, broken branches and twigs, and debris such as leftover holiday decorations is a crucial first step in allowing your yard to breathe and grow in the coming months.
Edging Garden Beds
A tidy garden bed may seem insignificant, but it can make all the difference between a good landscape and an excellent landscape. If grass or dirt has made its way into your flower beds, it helps to edge the garden bed by creating crisp, clean lines for a neater appearance.
Edging your garden beds boosts your curb appeal while also keeping mulch contained and allowing for easier maintenance throughout the rest of the season.
We recommend aeration at least once per year for a healthy, thriving lawn. Use an aeration machine (along with the help of naturally aerating earthworms) to perforate the soil to allow oxygen, water, and nutrients to circulate and reach the roots of the grass.
Lawn aeration also loosens compacted soil, which promotes healthy root development and improved drainage for lush, green grass that you can enjoy for months on end.
Trimming & Pruning
Trim and prune your trees, shrubs, and perennials to maintain a tidy appearance along with the health of your plants.
Prune your perennials to allow for more growth when they bloom; trimming damaged trees can help to improve the overall health of the tree as it awaken from its dormant winter state.
Remove any tree branches that were damaged by the winter elements, such as wind and ice, as these could be hazardous to your safety and the tree’s health alike.
Not only does a fresh layer of mulch enhance the appearance of your landscape with a pop of rich color, but it also improves the functionality of your landscape.
Think of mulch as a protective blanket for your trees and garden beds. If not protected by mulch, exposed soil can be blown or washed away, or damaged by the elements. Plus, mulch helps to lock in moisture and protect your plants from weeds.
Our Backyard Spring Cleanup Services
As part of our landscape maintenance services, we offer yard cleanup options including:
- Debris removal
- Garden bed edging
- Plant pruning
- Fertilizer application
- Weed control
- Lawn mowing
By hiring our professionals for your seasonal backyard cleanups, you’ll see high-quality work completed in a timeframe that aligns with your schedule. If you’re interested in a seasonal backyard cleanup, contact us at (215) 657-9160 for a free on-site consultation to assess your needs.