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How to Prepare Your Yard for Spring

PatioSpring is the season of rebirth, which makes it a great time to fix up your yard and replant for the season ahead. Use this guide and you’ll be on your way to a lush, inviting yard that will be envied by the neighborhood.

  • Rake away debris and dead vegetation. Not only does this task clear your yard to make work easier, but it also enhances airflow through the loosened soil.
  • Mow the grass short (between two to four inches) and maintain that length throughout the season.
  • Use a rake or till to break up the soil in bare spots. Add peat moss to promote fresh growth where there once was none.
  • Weed the yard, either by hand or using a non-selective herbicide on problem areas only. If you choose to use yard chemicals, wear long pants, long sleeves, boots and gloves to protect your skin.
  • Wait several days for the weeds to die and then rake the areas to remove the debris.
  • Mix grass seeds in with fresh soil and reseed the yard with extra focus on bare spots or areas with weak grass growth.
  • Water the new seeds thoroughly. Saturating your yard a few times per week, as opposed to using smaller amounts of water every day, trains the grass roots to grow deeper into the soil for thicker and stronger grass growth.
  • Plant the seasonal flowers and shrubs of your preference and mulch the flowerbeds to help lock in moisture and protect the fragile roots.
  • Scrub out the bird bath, fill up the bird feeders and add your favorite yard decorations.

Many families enjoy spending time in the yard, whether the kids are playing or the adults are grilling. Spending a little bit of time preparing your yard can make the season that much more enjoyable and relaxing.

While you work on your yard, we’ll protect the rest of your property. Call Insurance Beacon at (623) 584-0071 for more information on Surprise AZ home insurance.

Posted Friday, May 30 2014 5:26 PM
Tags : insurance, spring, yards, yard maintenance, homeowners,

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