Ready to Get Your Yard Ready for Spring? Two Tips to Help You Get Started

Posted on: 6 April 2017

If the weather is warming up where you are, you likely want to get outside and get your yard ready for spring. This is especially true if you went through a bad winter with a lot of snow or if you did not do a good cleanup last fall. Below are two tips that you should find helpful so you can get started on this project.

Rent a Dumpster

One of the first things you should do is to rent a dumpster. Having a dumpster will make things go so much easier for you if you have a lot of debris that you want to throw away. Decide on the dumpster size that you need for this job. You can find dumpsters that are from 10 feet to 20 feet long.

A 10-foot-long dumpster will likely work well for you. This size can hold approximately three truckloads of debris. Getting the right size is important as the last thing you want to do is to fill the dumpster up too fast and have to call the company to empty it or bring out another dumpster. This will not only result in a lot of lost time, but you will also have to pay more money.

Visit a dumpster rental service in your area and they can help you determine the best size and type of dumpster for your needs.

Clean Out Flower Gardens

If you have flower gardens in your yard, it will be time to plant flowers soon. For this reason, you need to make sure the soil is ready and that they are cleaned out. First, remove all debris that may have collected on top of the flower garden, such as old leaves and sticks. If you have perennial flowers, inspect them for any damage. If there is foliage left that is dead, remove it and clean up the plants. Provide them with the right amount of fertilizer to help them get a good start on spring. The type of fertilizer and how much depends on the types of flowers you have planted. If you need help with this, ask an employee at a garden center.

If you left behind annual flowers you need to remove them now. You will likely have to loosen the soil with a shovel, rake, or a tiller. You also may have a lot of weeds in the flower garden and the best time to get them out is now. Place a few inches of mulch over the flower garden when you finish getting it ready to prevent the weeds from growing back.