Cleaning Up Your Yard Before Spring Arrives | Tales of a Ranting Ginger

Cleaning Up Your Yard Before Spring Arrives

Spring is almost upon us, and that means pretty soon we won’t have to stay stuck inside our homes. Replacing days of sitting inside watching the snow fall are picnics at the park, or barbecues in your backyard. But before that can happen, you might need to clean up your yard. The Winter weather has a way of wreaking havoc on our homes and yards, leaving them a mess when Spring rolls around. Not only that, but perhaps you’ve been wanting to make some changes to your yard, so that you can more fully enjoy the Spring when it arrives. So rather than focusing solely on the indoors when it comes to home makeovers, here are is how you can clean up your yard to get it ready for Spring.

Get Rid of Winter Debris

The first thing you’ll want to do is get rid of any debris that accumulated in your yard during the Winter. It’s not uncommon to find random debris throughout your yard after the Winter season, such as broken tree branches, leftover Autumn leaves, unpleasant gifts from visiting wildlife, or garbage covered by the snow before you could clean it up. Take some time to walk through your yard, and get rid of anything that might have come unwanted into your yard during the Winter. Cleaning up the rest of the yard will become easier once you have the biggest debris out of the way.

Clean Out Any Junk

Next, you’ll want to go through your own stuff and see if you need to throw anything out. Maybe you have some lawn furniture that took a beating, and will no longer work on your patio. Or maybe you have an old car you’ve been meaning to get rid of, which you could sell by searching for “cash for cars near me.” Whatever it is, you want your yard to look it’s best this Spring, and to do that you need to have the mindset of “Out with the old and in with the new.” Anything that broke or wore down, that you no longer have a use for, you should either throw out, donate, or sell if possible.

Clean Off Patio Furniture

With the junk gone, now you’ll want to clean off your patio furniture (assuming you didn’t get rid of it). If your patio furniture remained outside during the Winter, it’s likely covered in dirt and other grime, and will require a good cleaning. Grab some paper towels, and some cleaning spray, and head out to your patio. Give each chair and table a good wipe down, and allow them to dry out in the sun. Chair cushions may need more of a scrubbing, so feel free to grab a wet sponge or to throw them in your washing machine if they’ll fit.

Pressure Wash the Patio and Home

Dirt and grime find their way onto more than just the patio furniture unfortunately. If you look closely, you’ll likely find that the patio or deck itself is dirty, and so is the outside of your home. To give it a good cleaning, you’ll want to use a pressure washer. Pressure washers blast off built up dirt, and can make your patio and home look like new again. If you’re not sure how to use a pressure washer, here is a quick guide to get you started.

Purchase New Furniture

For those of you who did get rid of your existing patio furniture, or for those who want to, it’s time to get something new. The right patio furniture could make the difference between wanting to invite people over for a party and never spending any time outside. Think about how many people will typically use your patio furniture, and be sure to get something that will accommodate everyone. You’ll also want to get furniture that matches your current decor, looks great, and perhaps most importantly, is comfortable.

Start Planning Out Landscaping Projects

Now that you’ve gotten the simple stuff out of the way, you can start to think about larger projects. Is there something you’ve always wanted to do with your yard, but never got around to? Maybe you wanted to plant a garden, or install a backyard pond, or even just level off the lawn. Whatever it is, now is the time to start thinking about it. Spring is a time to enjoy the changes you’ve made to your yard, and the best way to do that is by getting them done early. If you know you want to change your yard, but you’re just not sure how, here are a few landscaping ideas to get you started.

Cleaning up your yard for the Spring could take some time, but it is well worth it in the end. By doing it now, you’ll have more free time to enjoy your yard when the nicer weather arrives, and you’ll even enjoy it more. Hopefully this quick guide was able to point you in the right direction, and you’ll be well on your way towards getting your yard in order for the Spring.

Author’s Bio

​Judy lees is a super-connector with AYC Web Solutions who helps businesses find their audience online through outreach, partnerships, and networking. She frequently writes about the latest advancements in digital marketing and focuses her efforts on developing customized blogger outreach plans depending on the industry and competition.

 

Comments

  1. Sab Edwards says:

    Well first it will have to get warm enough to go out there LOL , -35C weather is too nasty to do that and the snow in my yard is above my knees. Its getting warmer here, but not by much, was so cold again today I didn’t even do my walk (the wind made it -29C , so I get lazy the days I don’t work and just stay in) I envy those of you going out there though, my yard does need a clean up from my neighbors tress

  2. Debbie W says:

    Believe me, I have been trying. I poke at it a bit a time, and then it snows again.

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