As the remnants of winter finally begin to fade, and color returns to the landscape, many of us are getting hyped up and prepared for the glory of sunny summer months. Part of this typically includes getting our homes and outside space to make way for the relaxation, late-night parties, and the general joy of the warmer weather. If your yard is in a sorry state after a damp, dark winter, we have some tips to help you get it back into shape ready for some serious entertaining as soon as the heat wave hits!
Prepare Your lawn
If you have a large lawn, this will often act as the focal point of your outdoor area, and you need to make sure it is well maintained and healthy. Start as early as possible by identifying any thin or bald patches which may have occurred during the wet weather.Make sure outdoor furniture is moved around frequently to prevent this from happening and seed the affected areas well in advance. It is also a good idea to treat your lawn with a protective or restorative product to help make sure it is lush and blooming for summer.
Trim the foliage
Trees and bushes are an important part of your yard, but winter rain can often result in them becoming overgrown and wild. In addition, winter storms can be devastating on tall trees, causing damage which may result in the whole structure being lost.
Call in the experts, such as Martin tree Service, often cited as Livingston County’s preferred tree service to help you regain control and remove any unwanted or damaged trees. The ones you keep should be pruned to allow them to restore full health, and provide shaded areas where desired. Make sure you check for any nesting birds before carrying out any work—if a family has chosen to make their home, you may have to cope with a few rogue branches!
A glorious euphony of color doesn’t happen overnight; it requires careful planning and detail. Make sure you know well in advance the flowers and plants you want to include in your space and make preparations for planting in plenty of time. Different flowers will need to be planted in certain areas at specific times to help them thrive and bloom, so make sure you don’t leave it too late to create your dream beds.
There is no point in having a glorious, dazzling outdoor area if your furniture and ornaments are looking shabby and tired. Take the time to spruce up items with a lick of paint, or replace anything that is broken or damaged beyond repair. This can also be an excellent opportunity to update your furniture, taking advantage of pre-season deals and bringing a whole new look to the space. If you are super organized, you can make preparations to preserve these features before winter starts—giving you a headstart come summertime and saving you money.