All winter long, your lawn has been damaged by de-icer chemicals and matted down by snow, leaving a patchy look when the grass returns in spring. The Ryan King Team is here to help you prepare not only your lawn, but also your flower beds and the rest of your home’s exterior for spring.
The easiest way to jump-start spring is to first spruce up the flower beds and put down some cold-weather-tolerant flowers. Pansies are a good choice almost anywhere in the United States.
Next, get your mower running and use it to even out the grass. While many homeowners rely on spring fertilization to reboot their lawns, research is showing that you can probably bypass this ritual unless your lawn was severely damaged the previous summer.
With the lawn and flower beds done, sweep up sand that has accumulated on your driveway and walks. Run a string trimmer along pavement to quickly clean up and rough edges. Remove leaves, twigs, or wind-blown litter that has accumulated in corners.
Almost anywhere in the country, now is the perfect time to tackle small exterior repairs and other outdoor jobs, such as pressure washing the deck, replacing weather-beaten shutters, painting the mailbox and post or installing new exterior lights. When the weather’s hot and humid, you’ll be glad you did some of these projects while it was cool and pleasant!!