Landscaping tips and ideas.

Thinking About Spring?

The Susquehanna Valley has gotten quite a bit of snow this winter season, add the blustery wind to that picture and if you are like me – you might be wondering if Spring will ever get here.  Hopefully Punxsutawney Phil will be correct and we will have an early Spring.

 As you know, with Springtime comes longer days and more time spent outside.

After all this snow melts, your outdoor space will need some sprucing up. Spring clean-ups give your home the curb appeal it deserves and the fresh slate it needs.

Now that we have Spring on the mind – you may be wondering what your outdoor to-do list should look like.

If there are snow or road salts on your lawn for too long, they can cause mold and become problematic. Additionally, raking and cleaning up the leaves and debris will allow the sun to shine on your yard and prepare for the new growth.

Next, pruning and trimming shrubs, plants, and weeding should all be a part of preparing your yard for the seasons ahead.

Check out these before and after pictures of spring clean-ups completed by the IRL team.

   Did you know that weeds have shallow roots in the early spring so by pulling them early, not only will make it be easier to get rid of them – it will help keep you ahead of the game.

Aerating the yard helps with better movement of water and stimulating grass seed growth. Additionally, knowing your soil’s pH balance will help determine what treatments are needed. A simple testing of your dirt will tell our team what your soil needs and does not need.

Lastly, is mulching. The benefits of mulching your garden are great. Not only does it retain moisture in the soil and help control the weeds from growing back as quickly but it also gives your yard that beautiful polished finish it needs. And if you don’t want to take our word for it – our friends over at Scott’s agree. You can read their article about the importance of mulching here.

If these tasks are sounding daunting, the team at Indian Run is ready to help check things off your Spring to-do list!

Call 717-285-2750 or click here to schedule an estimate.


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