lawn maintenance

Summer Yard Maintenance Tips

Summer is almost here and the spring real estate market is hot!  Now is a great time for summer maintenance on your yard and lawn to get your house ready for a summer sale!

It’s a great time to start weeding your lawn and flower beds before the weeds become established.  Pulling weeds after a rainstorm may be messy but wet weeds pull out very easily as opposed to a dry hard soil!

Pruning is also important at this time of year. Cut back all the dead branches to give more power to the plant.  It’s also a great time to prune any fruit trees and shrubs.

Cut the grass now before it gets too tall.  Do not cut it too short and take the time to sharpen your mower blades to start the season.  Follow up with a string trimmer to keep everything looking neat and clean.

Add mulch to all your flower beds.  Mulch helps keep the moisture in when it rains or you water.  There are all kinds of different mulches to choose from.

Use an edger on the sides of driveways and sidewalks! It leaves a crisp, clean look.

Fertilize your lawn and flower beds.  They will benefit from the boost after a long, cold winter.  There are many organic products to choose from that are safe for children and pets.

Think about your watering system now.  It’s better to water deeply and less often.

Brighten up your perennial garden with a few new additions or also some colorful annuals.  You can also add hanging baskets, pots and window boxes full of annuals to your house for a burst of color.

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