By Daphney McCristal, Landscape Designer

Spring cleaning isn’t just for inside your home, but outside it as well! As your lawn and landscape start to wake up after a long winter, they are going to need some TLC.

It’s still early in the season to begin planting and seeding, as Michigan is still experiencing cold temperatures, these are a few things you can do to make sure your yard will be ready for #teamserene once the stay-at-home order is lifted and we can open up for business.

Check out these three easy steps that will help get you ready for a great growing season:

 

Remove any debris from your lawn and landscape beds

A big part of cleaning up in the spring is picking up any debris that may have blown onto your property this winter. Picking up litter, sticks, leaves, etc. is essential to help spruce up your property and allow for new growth. It’s a tedious task, especially if you had a lot of trees drop their leaves late this fall, but it is a huge first step in prepping for the growing season.

Rake your lawn

Your rake isn’t just for removing those pesky leaves every fall. It’s a great tool to use to dethatch your lawn. This will help fluff any matted patches in your yard and assist with new growth.

Clean up spent perennials

Landscape bed clean-up begins with removing any dead stalks or leaves from perennials. This is also the time to cut back any ornamental grasses that were not cut back in the fall. Cut the grasses down to about 6” above the base for best growing results.

 

Tackling these tasks are an essential part of making sure your property will look good and establish healthy growth habits this season.

As always, we are here for you through the current global pandemic. While our staff is not working on projects at the moment and are not in offices, our management, designers, and administration are working remotely to make sure we’re ready to start installations as soon as we can! Please don’t hesitate to contact us with any questions or concerns!