FSI Landscape Supply weighs in on six tips for spring cleaning the exterior part of the home, yard, and garden. (Source: Economical, Tips for cleaning up your yard and garden for spring. The article was written by Stephanie Fereiro, March 20, 2018, https://www.economical.com/en/blog/economical-blog/march-2018/cleaning-up-your-yard-and-garden-for-spring )
The article presented by Stephanie Fereiro suggests six tips to get started on spring cleaning lawns and gardens. The tips can be implemented by homeowners, landscaping professionals, and even those who have just started in the landscaping industry. FSI Landscape Supply says, “perhaps these tips may be obvious for experienced landscaping professionals. However, we believe in any industry; it does not matter how experienced you are. You will always find inspiration or catch something interesting if you are passionate about it.”
Listed as number one by Stephanie Fereiro, “pick up the obvious stuff first.” Debris, dog waste, winter or holiday décor, any garbage or litter are just a few things to begin removing. Fall and winter may have caused broken branches or perhaps knocked over planters. FSI Landscape Supply agrees, “as Stephanie mentions, removing obvious debris can immediately transform any yard space. It is essential to consider safety when removing debris. Suppose you are a professional landscaper, or you are maintaining your yard as a homeowner. In that case, you want to make sure you are wearing the proper attire and dispose of materials correctly as per your regional guidelines”.
“Take a rake to your lawn” is listed as number two. It is recommended to rake dead leaves, twigs, fallen pinecones before and after the cold winter month. FSI Landscape Supply suggests, “absolutely! Even if you have removed organic debris before the colder months, it is important to give the lawn another good sweep after the cold season. Any leftover debris such as twigs, pinecones, decorative stones that have shifted out of place can get caught in the mechanisms and cause damage or even harm”.
Number three, “clean up your garden beds.” Remove dead leaves, stalks, and plants that did not survive the winter. Stephanie mentions fertilizing more mature plants with compost to freshen up the garden beds. FSI Landscape Supply approves and suggests, “there are many varieties of compost available. Before making a purchase, speak to a landscape supply professional as they can guide to the appropriate product best suited for the needs of the particular plant life”.
“Take a good look at your tools” is listed at number four. Stephanie suggests, to make sure blades are sharpened and rust-free. Cracks or visible wear and tear parts are being looked after. Oil should be replaced, and manual instructions should be followed. FSI Landscape Supply agrees, “ensure your tools are working properly. If your landscaping tools require an upgrade, do not hesitate to replace them. Old or malfunctioning tools will not work as efficiently and could potentially cause harm”.
Number five, “prune dead branches from shrubs and trees,” and lastly, number six, “get your shed together.” FSI Landscape Supply shares, “pruning shrubs and trees is important for the health and longevity of your plant life. As for implementing a shed, it may not be a spring cleaning essential. However, it is convenient to store landscaping supplies or lawn decorations to keep them neat and tidy”.
Contact us at FSI Landscape Supply today for your landscaping spring cleaning needs.