Stouffville, we are almost out of the woods. We have faced yet another winter, and we are almost through it. We have gone through so many months where we’ve had to sit through the cold Stouffville winter air, where we had to drive through the wet and frozen Stouffville streets, much to our dismay. We are almost out of the way of the shortened winter days, of the times where we would step out at 4PM and be faced with nothing but darkness. We’re close to being away from the dreaded season known as winter.
And we all know what replaces the dreaded season known as winter, don’t we Stouffville? We know that after winter comes the spring, which represents, of course, hope. It is a time for rejuvenation, for rebirth, for the world to start up again. Not just in a natural sense either, once spring has sprung that means all of us in Stouffville can go back to being outside. Go back to not worrying wether the wind is going to hurt our faces, where we can go out without having to put on a bunch of different layers. Where the sun shine bright and promises all of us here in Stouffville a hope for tomorrow.
Unfortunately however, spring is not just a season where all is good all the time. There are also a lot of chores that come along with the spring time, the biggest one being of course the spring cleanup. Yes, the spring cleanup. This is a word that sends shivers down the spines of every gardener, landscaper and homeowner in Stouffville. It is a chore that screams the worst feeling that anyone can feel during a chore – tedium. It’s not a chore that is necessarily hard, it’s not all that tiring either, however it is one that is… Well, for lack of a better word, tedious.
However, we are here dear Stouffville to hopefully alleviate some of that tedium. We have provided all of our readers and fellow citizens of Stouffville with this article – and article that is going to discuss all the steps one should take during a spring cleanup. Also, this will determine what the professionals usually do when they charge the average homeowner, gardener or landscaper for a spring cleanup. Remember, for all those who don’t want to do this kind of thing, there are professionals out there who would be happy to do it!
Raking and Clearing Debris
One of the first steps in a spring cleanup is to rake and clear away any debris that has accumulated over the winter months. This may include leaves, branches, and other debris that has blown into one’s yard or garden beds. Clearing away this debris helps to prevent it from smothering the average Stouffville gardener, landscaper or homeowner’s grass and plants, allowing them to receive the sunlight as well as the nutrients they need to thrive.
Edging and Trimming
After clearing away debris, the next step in a spring cleanup is typically edging and trimming. Edging involves creating a clean border between one’s lawn and garden beds, while trimming involves cutting back any overgrown branches or plants that may have grown during the winter months. This helps to give the average homeowner, landscaper or gardener’s lawn or garden a clean, neat appearance. It also encourages healthy growth throughout the growing season.
Soil Preparation and Aeration
Preparing one’s soil for the growing season is an important part of a spring cleanup. This may involve adding compost or other organic matter to one’s soil to help improve its quality and texture. Aeration is another important step, which involves creating small holes in one’s lawn to help improve air and water circulation. This can help to reduce soil compaction and encourage deeper root growth for healthier, more vibrant grass.
Fertilization and Weed Control
Fertilization and weed control are also important components of a spring cleanup. Fertilization helps to provide one’s lawn and garden with the nutrients they need to grow and thrive, while weed control helps to prevent weeds from taking over one’s lawn and garden beds. This may involve applying a pre-emergent herbicide to prevent weeds from germinating, or using a post-emergent herbicide to eliminate any existing weeds.
Pruning and Planting
Pruning and planting are also key components of a spring cleanup. For the average homeowner, landscaper or gardener, this may involve cutting back any dead or damaged branches on their trees and shrubs, as well as removing any dead or diseased plants from their garden beds. Spring is also a great time to plant new trees, shrubs, and flowers, as the cooler temperatures and ample rainfall provide the ideal growing conditions for new plants.
Mulching and Watering
Finally, mulching and watering are important components of a spring cleanup. Mulching involves adding a layer of organic material to one’s garden beds to help retain moisture and suppress weed growth. This can include materials such as wood chips, straw, or leaves. Watering is also important during the spring months, as the warmer temperatures can quickly dry out your lawn and garden. Be sure to water deeply and infrequently to encourage deeper root growth and avoid over-watering, which can lead to root rot and other problems.
And so, this article about what is involved during the average spring cleanup has come to an end. However, a lot was learned today and hopefully the average homeowner, landscaper, gardener or Stouffville citizen in general can do into the spring cleanup much more prepared. Or, in the very least, they can know what to expect when they have to do this tedious chore once again every year. It’s something that no one wants to do, that no one looks forward too, but unfortunately it is something that all of us have to do in order to keep our yards, our properties and our homes thriving. And always remember, for those who don’t want to do this chore, there are always professionals out there who are willing to do this kind of job.