Here are some spring tune ups for your yard. If you are thinking of selling, these hints will get you ahead of your competition in creating the best curb appeal.
Survey Your Yard
Make note of tree limbs that should be removed. The ones that need the attention are those that overhang structures. Hire a specialist to maintain large trees. Rake mulch from the beds planted with bulbs before foliage appears, and refresh the mulch in other planting areas after soil warms. Check fences, steps, and pathways for disrepair caused by freezing and thawing.
Order Tools and Plants
Tune up tools so everthing is ready when things start growing. Make note of what is missing, and order tools for the new growing season. Choose new plants for the garden so that you are ready for your spring planting.
Get Ready to Mow
Get your mower and leaf blower (if you have one) serviced. If you are able to do it yourself safely and properly, sharpen the mower blades yourself. Refill the mower with oil, install fresh spark plugs, and lubricate moving parts if necessary. Clear the lawn of winter debris and look for areas that need reseeding before you mow the lawn for the first time for the season.
Prune Trees and Shrubs
Remove dead and damaged branches from trees and shrubs after these plants resume spring growth. Thin and trim summer-blooming shrubs after they flower.
Prepare New Beds
Clear the planting areas as soon as the soil can be worked. Remove sod, weeds, and debris. Spread your compost or manure over the soil and then cultivate it into the soil.
Plant bare-root trees, shrubs, and early spring perennials.
Apply balanced fertilizer around trees and shrubs when new growth appears.
Start a Compost Pile
Start a compost pile or start a compost bin if you haven't done so in previous years. This has to be turned regularly. This will be ready next spring.
Make friends with your local nursery. They have a lot of free information regarding what is needed to clean up your yard and make it look great. Because of our long cold months, this is the time to enjoy the nice days outside. Not only is it good for your physical health, but you will also notice a difference in your mental health as well.
Are you a seller, in the Mississauga/Oakville/Burlington neighbourhoods? Would you like more information about how to improve your curb appeal to prospective buyers? Fill out the form below with correct contact information and I will call you. We can have a confidential meeting and just chat about what you can do. Contact me directly at 416 427 1875.