Your Spring Cleaning Check List.
We're all excited that spring is here and now is the time to get your yard in shape for the season. Grass, trees and plants have taken a beating over the few seasons. With last summer's drought and the winter's record breaking snow, your property might be in need of some TLC.
Here are a few things that should be done to get your property in great shape:
Check your walkways, patios, stairs and driveways for any cracks or loose pavers or bricks. Temperature fluctuations in the winter can cause bricks and pavers to shift or crack. Better a small repair now than major masonry work down the road.
Check your yard for large depression or heavings. These may indicate drainage problems. Lawns with poor drainage are susceptible to ice damage. When standing water remains on the lawn followed by a rapid drop in temperature, damage can occur to the tender crowns and tissues of grass.
Check your fencing to see how it fared against the weight of all the snow. When large amounts of snow are pushed up against them (because of shoveling or plowing), this can stress the fence. Arrange any necessary repairs or replacements.
Your grass may be damaged along the street where plows kicked up salt and debris. Also check for bare spots on your lawn as well. You may need some overseeding or other repairs.
Plant beds will need to be cleaned out, weeded and mulch replenished. Mulch will help retain moisture and slow the growth of weeds.
Remove winter debris and leftover leaves from the lawn so your grass can grow in well.
Check your perennials and trees for any winter damage. They may have fallen prey to extreme weather or hungry animals.
A spring clean up is a great way to start off the new growing season. We would be happy to provide you with an estimate for a clean-up, lawn repair or a new planting. Call us now at 781.729.1719 or email us at email@example.com