Spring Yard Cleanup

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Spring Yard Cleanup

March means springtime is upon us and while that is a relief to many, it also means it’s time to pull out your to-do lists for spring cleaning! Your yard is no exception – it’s time for a spring yard cleanup checklist!

Top To Bottom Yard Cleanup

When considering where to start on your spring yard cleanup checklist, think of working top to bottom. This way, any debris that falls down can be either mulched with a mower or easily cleaned up with the rest of the messes!

Trees And Shrubs

Did winter weather wreak havoc on the branches of your property’s trees? Are there trees that you have been looking to take down due to safety or overgrowth concerns? The best time for pruning trees runs from late winter to early spring. Servicing trees as part of your spring yard cleanup task-list enables fresh wounds to seal as new growth emerges and cutting decisions are made easier due to unobstructed structure visibility from leaves and growth.

Pruning should begin when trees are young to reduce the amount of servicing needed by the tree as it grows. Dead or diseased trees and branches should be removed immediately to prevent further damage by pests or disease from spreading to other trees or further contaminating the tree in need of trimming. The health of your trees and shrubs should be paramount when it comes to trimming and removal decisions – something most homeowners aren’t keenly aware of. That’s why Strunk Tree Service is prepared to help with all your tree service needs! Most tree trimming and diagnosing is best done by professionals. Don’t risk yourself, your property, or your family when trimming trees or tall shrubbery this season. Call us today to schedule an appointment!

Garden and Yard Cleanup

Spring is the time for tilling new garden beds before putting seeds into the ground. While not always needed, tilling can be necessary, especially if you are starting a new area. There will undoubtedly be leftover leaves, pinecones, and small debris from the winter scattered around your property. Be careful when removing, since pollinators are dependent on this refuse for food as they begin to awaken from hibernation. The material protects insects from the cold, promotes the growth of microbes, and ultimately supports birds and other animals further up the food chain. By removing dead material too early, you risk destroying many of these pollinators. A good rule of thumb is to wait until temperatures are consistently about 50 degrees Fahrenheit. This will help protect habitat in the spring and ensure you have a robust and healthy pollinator population and overall garden ecosystem.

After weather becomes consistent it’s time for a proper yard cleanup, mowing, seeding, and mulching. Make your own mulch with some of the lighter debris from tree trimming, pine cones, and leaves already left on the ground combined with a fresh mow. This will save you money, time, and the effort of getting fresh mulch from a garden or hardware store. Once your yard cleanup sets a foundation for the season, all that’ll be left to do is maintenance as the warmer months come forth! There will be no shortage of outdoor yard cleanup needs at the start of spring. The end result will be a well-maintained and cared-for property that you can enjoy and be proud of!

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