• It’s spring cleanup time in Springfield, IL

    April 23, 2018
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    Spring is a time of new beginnings;  it’s a time where we collectively decide to de-clutter our homes and minds. Also, it’s the best time to get started on transforming the landscaping of your home. Here’s what you or your Springfield, IL landscaping professional should be doing to clean up your property each spring, and why spring cleanup is so important for your property.

    What to Do

    Start by clearing your property of debris such as leaves and branches. Once you’ve got all your yard debris together, you can haul it off or compost it yourself. Now that your lawn is clear, it’s the perfect time to cut your grass. However, take care not to remove more than one-third of the height of your grass in one cut.

    After you’ve got your lawn where you want it, you can focus on some of the smaller details. Start by cleaning out gardens and flower beds, removing unsightly weeds and re-edging the beds for a crisp look. Speaking of edging, now is also the perfect time to re-edge your lawn to show off those sharp borders.

    While these spring clean up tasks seem a bit more obvious, some aren’t. For example, you’ll want to reseed any areas of your lawn that have become damaged so they can regrow during this season of growth. You should also aerate your lawn to make sure lawn thatch isn’t too thick, as this can damage your lawn.

    Finally, once you’ve got all the groundwork done, you can prune and trim the trees and bushes around your property to give them a well-maintained, professional look.

    Is It Important?

    Now that you know the steps of spring cleanup, it’s time ask the real question: how important is it? The fact of the matter is, many of the cleanup tasks you or your landscaper will perform during the spring are as important to the health of your lawn, trees, and gardens as it is to their appearance. For the healthiest landscaping, spring clean up should be done yearly.

    If you don’t want to spend your time on spring cleanup, contact a professional at Custom Taylor’d Lawn to do it for you—the right way!