Spring has finally arrived! As a first-time homeowner, you’re probably looking forward to spending time outside in your new yard – whether it’s barbecuing, playing with your kids or dog, or simply relaxing and enjoying the beautiful weather.
To keep your yard looking its best, you’ll want to make sure you get an early start on maintenance. Here are some spring landscaping tips for first-time homeowners.
Tips for Taking Care of Your Landscaping this Spring
One of the joys of buying your first home is being able to enjoy your very own private yard. There’s nothing like having your own space where you can relax and be outside. Use these spring maintenance tips to keep your landscaping in tip-top shape:
Rake Away Leaves & Debris
Winter storms can bring windswept debris into your yard. Now that the snow has melted away, you’ll be able to see all of the leaves, twigs, and dirt that have accumulated in your walkways, porch, lawn, or garden beds. Take time to remove the debris and get your yard in order. This type of maintenance will make your yard look groomed and get it ready for the warmer months ahead.
Take Care of Your Lawn
Late spring is the best time to fertilize your lawn. Fertilizing your grass in late May or early June will help it endure the heat and stress of the summer. You can start mowing your lawn once the soil dries out and the grass has reached at least two inches in height. Letting your grass grow during the beginning of spring allows it to develop strong, healthy roots.
If you haven’t already, it’s time to start removing weeds from your lawn and garden beds. Early spring is a great time to start the process because the soil is loose and moist, making it easier to dig up weeds. If hand weeding isn’t possible because you have a lot of weeds, you can apply weed killer. The ideal temperature for most weed killer applications is between 65°F and 85°F.
As a first-time homeowner, you may be excited about having gained the ability to plant a garden or grow new plants or trees. Spring is a great time to begin planting new flowers, greenery, and certain varieties of garden vegetables. You can add mulch around flower beds to protect plants from late frost.
Clean Walkways & Patios
Now is a good time to pressure wash outdoor areas since the temperature is mild. Pressure washing your porch, walkways, and the exterior of your home will help remove dirt and buildup that has accumulated over time and boost your curb appeal.
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Being a first-time homeowner is a wonderful experience and we want to make sure you get the most out of it! Check back soon for more tips and advice on how to maintain and take care of your new investment!