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A Simple Guide to Cleaning Your Yard This Spring

Posted Apr 8th, 2020 in Media, General, Insurance Tips, Home Insurance, Did You Know?, In the News

Spring is here! Getting ready for spring should involve cleaning up your yard and we have created a simple guide to help you through it.

A Simple Guide to Cleaning Your Yard This Spring, Youngs Insurance, Ontario

After the winter season, it’s nice to spend a little TLC on your yard, giving it that fresh start it needs (and deserves)! We have helped with some awesome ways you can get started on spring cleaning for your yard.

A Spring-Cleaning Guide: Tips for Your Yard

#1 | Tidy your flower beds

Through the winter your flower beds take a beating, so it’s important to do the following to help put it in position to thrive as the weather gets warmer.

  • Trim overgrown bushes
  • Remove dead leaves from perennials
  • Remove any dead plants
  • Fertilize

#2 | Pick things up

Leaving debris sitting on your lawn for too long into the spring can damage your lawn and prevent grass from growing properly. Be sure to wear proper protective equipment such as gloves when picking these things up. You should look for:

  • Litter
  • Dog feces
  • Fallen tree limbs and branches
  • Building materials

#3 | Rake

Raking your lawn once the snow goes away and things dry up a bit will help ensure that your lawn thrives this spring and summer. It’s also a good idea to apply a spring fertilizer. Make sure to follow all safety protocols when doing this.

#4 | Keep trees and shrubs pruned

A quick Google search will help you find the proper pruning instructions for any trees or shrubs that may be in your yard. Pruning in the spring allows for healthy trees and shrubs in the winter. If you are uncomfortable doing this hire a licenced professional.

We think these tips will get you off on the right foot this spring. For more spring maintenance tips read our Best Spring Home Maintenance Tips in 5 Minutes blog!

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