Spring Clean Up – The Do’s and Don’ts

First of all, what is a spring clean up? This refers to the process of tidying up your garden in preparation for summer. It’s a crucial spring time step that will leave your garden looking happy and healthy.

Everyone has their own way of tackling the cumbersome task that is a spring clean up. Each garden is different as there is bound to be variance in what plants and trees are present. While there are not any concrete rules, we have some do’s and don’ts that we suggest you follow if you want your garden to continue thriving well into the summer.

The Do’s

  1. Rid your garden of all the dead debris as not only will this look lack-luster, it can actually be harmful to the existing plants and trees. Dead plants and trees often harbour fungus and disease that will be sure to harm the rest of your garden later on in the year.
  2. Prune your trees and shrubs. Keeping on top of pruning is essential because it keeps your garden healthy and looking its best.
  3. Get rid of all weeds. Weeds are any plant that is growing where it is not wanted. Weeds are often invasive and can harm the rest of your gardens ability to thrive.

The Don’ts

  1. Don’t start too early in the year. If the soil is still really moist from the winter then you’ll end up running to issues.
  2. If you’re doing any planting, be careful not to overcrowd the area. Make sure you leave each plant enough room to expand their roots.
  3. Don’t be afraid to ask for advice or help from your local landscaper or arborist, especially when it comes to pruning and removal of any dead limbs or stumps.

Overall, there’s no perfect method to spring clean ups, you just need to do  what best suits your garden. There are many benefits that come from doing a thorough garden clean up in  the spring. Your plants and trees will be not only looking their best, but they will be healthy and ready to take on the summer heat.