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The warmer weather is just around the corner, and that means it’s time to start prepping your backyard for the spring. Follow these tips to get a jump start on the process so you can maximize your outdoor time this season.
Organize Your Shed
Before you go digging in the garden, we recommend starting in the shed. While the weather is still slightly cool and messy, it’s a perfect time to take an inventory of your gardening equipment. Inspect your tools, sharpen anything that needs it, and organize your supplies so you can have everything ready and on hand throughout the warmer months to make maintenance easy.
Tidy Up Overgrowth and Pull Up Weeds
After the long winter months, there is always lots to tidy up around the garden beds and lawn. Remove any dead plants in your garden, pull up any weeds, and clean up the leaves and debris so you’re left with as much bare soil as possible. If there are bits of mulch and organic matter that are half decomposed, you can leave them there to add more nutrients back into the soil.
Prune Trees and Shrubs
The early portion of the spring is ideal for pruning trees and shrubs because they are still relatively dormant. So you can reshape and tidy them before they spring back to life. Just keep in mind that only certain species should be trimmed at this point. If you aren’t sure, do a quick search online to see if you should prune now or wait until they bloom. After pruning, add a touch of fertilizer to boost the nutrients in the soil.
Get Your Beds and Planters Ready
This step is the fun part where you can take some time to think about what plants you want to add to your garden or planters this year. Browse online or through garden magazines to get inspiring ideas for your landscape. Pick up any supplies that you’ll need once the weather is warm enough to begin planting.
Get Some Mulch
Mulch is the staple ingredient that every garden should have. It not only helps protect the plants from the sun, but it also suppresses weed growth, protects the roots from animals and intense weather conditions, and it adds some eye-catching contrast to the garden.
When you’re prepping your backyard for the spring and are eager to get a new pool installed, give us a call at Rideau Pools. We are excited to help you get started!