Most of us tend to perform spring cleaning inside our homes, but what about the exterior? Your home is a big investment and that includes the outside, too. Keeping the outside of your home maintained is especially important after the winter months in areas from Bowling Green through Glasgow, KY.
Debris can gather in your yard, creating a home for yard pests. Leaves and other gunk can accumulate in your gutters, which makes it harder for water to drain off and away from your home. Dirt and grime may build up on your driveway, walkways, and sidewalks.
A spring cleanup can address all of these issues and more. Here are a few reasons why you should consider a spring cleaning of your entire property--not just the inside of your home.
Why It’s Important to Clear Out Yard Debris
During the winter, you may see branches or leftover leaves fall into your yard. We are usually inclined to stay indoors as much as possible during the colder months, so picking them up probably isn’t on your mind.
It’s okay to leave the debris during the winter, as your grass and plants are in their winter dormancy. But once it starts to warm up, your lawn and landscape plants begin to come out of their dormant period. As they enter this critical growing season, they need optimal light to grow and they don’t need to be blocked out by yard debris.
Clearing away the debris allows for your plants to get much-needed light and air. Spring cleanup services provided by Spring View Lawns will clear away this debris.
Cleaning Out Gutters is Essential
Your gutters serve a very important purpose: to keep rainwater draining away from your home, particularly your roof, walls, and foundation. If they get clogged or backed up, it could end up costing you big time.
Leaks in your gutter mean that water is traveling somewhere else and it could end up in your roof or walls, costing potentially thousands of dollars’ worth of damage. And if that debris builds up enough, you could see pests begin to take refuge in gutters as well.
That’s why it’s best to be proactive when it comes to cleaning out your gutters. In areas like Bowling Green, Plum Springs, Smiths Grove, and other surrounding areas in Kentucky, it’s best to have this done every spring and fall.
It’s also best to trust this task to a professional like Spring View Lawns to mitigate any safety risks from falling or slipping.
Over 240,000 Americans visited an ER in 2009 due to ladder incidents, according to AngiesList.com.
Pulling Weeds, Installing Mulch, & Trimming Plants
In the spring, it’s important to start on weed control sooner rather than later. By pulling up weeds, roots and all, we can get rid of them before they start to overtake your landscape beds. Weeds grow faster than other plants, meaning they soak up the nutrients in the soil and leave your beautiful landscape plants to suffer. After the weeds are pulled, it’s recommended to put down a layer of mulch.
Mulch helps to create a weed barrier as it blocks light from getting to the weeds. Hardwood mulches should be refreshed yearly, and river rock should be done every other year.
We can also trim your plants at this time to give them the shape you desire. Trimming is done for aesthetics as well as to get rid of overgrown branches on hedges, shrubs, and small trees.
Perform Mowing, String-Trimming, & Edging
During a spring cleanup, we can also get your grass established for the upcoming year. We trim the blades by no more than one-third of their height for optimal growth. After mowing, we also string-trim to get to the hard-to-reach places of your lawn, and then complete the look by edging around your driveways and other hardscaping.
Call for yard cleanup services that will prepare your lawn for the growing season.
Call us today at (270) 850-3088 so we can help you prepare for all the fun spring activities you’ll be hosting on your lawn in Bowling Green, Plum Springs, Smiths Grove, and the surrounding areas in Kentucky. Having a yard cleanup performed is the best way to ensure a healthy lawn in the coming growing season!