Want to plant a garden in your backyard but you have a bunch of debris in the way? Here are a few yard clean up tips that will help you get it cleared out.
Starting your garden won’t only help our planet.
It will also save you money.
If you have been thinking of starting a garden in your yard, you might not know where to start. Gardening terminology can be overwhelming for beginners.
Before you can plant anything, you’ll need to prep your yard. Cleaning up your yard might seem tedious, but it’ll make room for the garden of your dreams.
Keep reading for some of our top yard clean up tips to get you started.
Make Sure You Have the Proper Tools
Before you even get started, make sure you are using the right tools for the job.
You’ll need gardening gloves to protect your hands. We recommend using hand lotion before putting on your gloves to add a layer of protection.
You’ll also need the right gardening tools. For small jobs, make sure you have hand pruners.
For bigger jobs, you’ll need a ladder and a tree saw.
If your tools aren’t sharp enough, use a sharpening stone to get rid of dull edges. Finally, you’ll need a yard cart or wheelbarrow.
Clean it Up
The first step is raking to remove leaves, debris from plants, and old fruits and veggies.
Then, dig up or pull out old stems and roots. Dig up tender bulbs using a shovel or a trowel. You can store these in a paper bag located in a dry and dark spot until Spring comes.
Once leaves have fallen, you can rake these or collect them using your lawnmower and a bag attachment.
To remove weeds, dig them up using your hands or a weeder for the big ones. For smaller weeds, use a rake and discard them.
When it comes to trees and shrubs, you’ll need to trim, prune, and deadhead. Trim, or cut dry and dead branches. Make sure to use the right tools here too.
For large branches, you should be using a pruning saw. For small ones, loppers, and for small branches, use pruning shears.
Prune shrubs that have spring flowers like azaleas and rhododendrons and certain kinds of trees. These include elm, walnut, birch, maple, and dogwood trees. Your ladder will help you get to hard to reach places.
Finally, deadhead your late-blooming annuals and perennials to extend their blooming time.
Remove the Rubbish
Once you finish cleaning up your yard, you will have bags or piles of debris to deal with.
Not only is this unsightly, but it takes away room from your garden. Click here to learn more about rubbish removal services.
More Yard Clean up Tips
These are only the basics when it comes to yard clean up tips.
It can take years to learn and perfect your outdoor living space. Having a green thumb certainly helps, but it also takes practice.
For more home maintenance tips, check out the outdoor section of our blog.