The Season For Spring Clean Ups

The Season For spring Clean Ups

Living in Colorado, we know that the weather can be very unpredictable! This past weekend we had awesome sunshine and great weather, spring is surely right around the corner.

Though there is still a chance that we can get a surprise hit of snow or cold weather, March is the time to start thinking about your spring clean-up. Spring clean-ups not only give your landscape a new beginning, but they also help make room for new growth. Pulling up annuals that have died, and pruning dead branches on trees and shrubs allows for the incoming leaves and vegetation to have a brand new stage to thrive on.

Here at N and N, we typically start with our spring clean-ups around the last week of March. At least that’s what’s been usual for our Longmont community. Of course, we sometimes get thrown a curve ball with last minute snow and cold weather. But for the most part we do start around this time, sometimes sooner if weather allows.

Here is a list of things to do during your spring clean-up:

-Prune dead branches
-Cut back perennials (especially ornamental grasses)
-Rake and clean up fallen leaves
-Power-rake the lawn
-Tidy up walkways and other hard surfaces
-Re-mulch beds where needed

Those are just a few things to keep in mind as the spring season draws closer and closer. Once we get that initial spring clean-up out of the way, the rest is just regular maintenance and enjoying your landscape!