After a cold North Carolina winter, the warm sunshine of Spring is a welcome sight. Warm weather brings beautiful flowers and green grass and provides abundant opportunities to spend time outdoors with friends and family.
Spring also means it’s time to get outside and take care of your landscape that you may have ignored during winter months. With lots of new growth, Spring lawn care and maintenance is very important. Without regular upkeep, your lawn can quickly become overrun with pesky weeds and lawn diseases.
Clean Up the Yard
When warm weather arrives, you should start by cleaning up your yard. After winter when most plant growth is dormant, your yard may be full of fallen tree branches, twigs and sticks, and debris that has blown in with high winds. You may have overgrown trees and shrubs, as well as patches of dead grass. Since Spring is a major growth season, yard cleanup is essential for healthy new growth. You can start your cleanup by:
* Removing fallen limbs, trash, and debris
* Removing dead plants
* Raking up dead leaves
* Inspecting your lawn for signs of insects, pests, and lawn diseases
* Inspecting your trees, shrubs and plants …