Ultimate Guide to Spring Yard Clean-Up: Revitalize Your Garden and Lawn

Spring Yard Cleanup

Spring cleaning isn’t just for indoors. Your garden and lawn need rejuvenation after the long winter too! As we embrace warmer days, here’s a comprehensive guide to sprucing up your outdoor spaces, ensuring a vibrant, lush garden and a healthy, green lawn.

Restore Your Garden: Essential Tips for Post-Winter Care

Wake Up Your Garden

As temperatures rise and days lengthen, your garden emerges from its winter slumber. Start with some basic restoration:

  • Replenish Mulch: Apply fresh mulch around plant bases to protect roots from the sun and help retain soil moisture during upcoming hot months.
  • Enrich the Soil: Integrate organic material into your soil. This not only restores depleted nutrients, ensuring robust plant growth, but also enhances soil health with beneficial microorganisms.
  • Consider Synthetic Fertilizers: For an immediate nutrient boost, especially beneficial for fast-growing annuals, synthetic fertilizers can be effective.

Enhance your garden restoration with our complete Spring Garden Readiness Checklist. Start the season right!

Add Life to Your Lawn: Steps to a Lusher, Greener Lawn

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Revive Your Lawn

  • Clear Debris: Rake up leaves and debris to allow sun and air to reach the grass, crucial for overcoming the winter’s dullness.
  • Overseeding: Address thin or bare patches by overseeding your lawn, promoting denser, more uniform growth.
  • Lawn Mowing: Begin mowing when your grass reaches about 2 inches tall, but remember never to remove more than one-third of the blade length at once to avoid stress and damage.
  • Spring Fertilization: A timely application of fertilizer energizes your lawn for the growth season ahead.

Discover more lawn care secrets with our Essential Spring Lawn Care Tips.

Prune Your Trees and Shrubs: Encouraging Health and Growth

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Strategic Pruning

  • Summer-Bloomers: Prune early in the spring as they bloom on new wood.
  • Spring-Bloomers: Prune after flowers fade to avoid cutting off this year’s blooms.
  • Health Checks: Replace any plants that haven’t survived the winter

Want to dive deeper into the art of pruning? Master your spring pruning techniques with our comprehensive guides. Check out Part 1: When to Prune for the best timing and strategies, and follow up with Part 2: How to Prune for step-by-step instructions to ensure your trees and shrubs are healthy and beautifully shaped.

Divide and Conquer: Perennial Plant Care

Strengthen Your Perennials

  • Divide and Plant: Gently split the root ball into sections, each with new growth, and replant to invigorate your perennial’s health and multiply your plants.

Additional Yard Clean-Up Tips

Repair and Enhance

  • General Maintenance: Fix damages caused by winter, like re-staining the deck or repairing fences.
  • Decorative Touches: Hang up lights or set out potted plants to make the most of your outdoor space as it warms up.

Spring is a critical time for gardeners, offering a fresh start to invigorate your garden and lawn for the year ahead. With these tips, you’ll not only improve the health and appearance of your outdoor areas but also enjoy the process of bringing them back to life.

Ready to jumpstart your spring gardening? Visit us in-store at Salisbury Greenhouse in Sherwood Park or Salisbury at Enjoy in St. Albert for all your gardening needs. Our experts are on hand to help you choose the right products and provide personalized tips to ensure your garden thrives this season. Come see us today and turn your spring garden dreams into reality!


Read through our Growing Guides for tips to enrich your garden! 

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