Springtime Gardening Tips to Improve Your Home

Fresh smells, bright flowers, and busy bees – make the most out of your garden this springtime.

Now that the clocks have sprung forward and the brighter days are here, it couldn’t be a better time to take a look at your outdoor space. It won’t be long until summer arrives and you’ll be caught up in the frenzy of seed-sowing, growing, and nurturing your garden as it comes to life! Getting your garden in order this spring helps to prepare it for the season ahead!

Order tools and plants.

Take the time now to tune up tools so that everything is ready when things start growing. Make a note of what you’re missing and order new tools for the season. Also order new plants for the garden that will blossom in the summer, such as perennials, shrubs, and lilies.

Get ready to mow.

Is your lawnmower ready for the rapid growth of grass again? Send it in for a servicing to ensure it’s in good condition, refill with oil, and lubricate moving parts if necessary. Clear the lawn of winter debris, and look for areas that need reseeding before mowing.

Clear up flower beds and borders.

Have a general tidy up and remove leaves and other debris from your flower borders, lawns, and ponds. You can cut back the old dead growth of grass and tree limbs. If the soil is workable, you can dig a two-inch layer of organic matter such as well-rotted manure, compost, or recycled green waste into empty garden borders.

Weed out troubles.

Weeds can get very active in spring and can take over the whole lawn if left unattended. Weed your garden, making sure that you pull the root out instead of reaching for toxic chemicals.

Get in shape.

Remove dead, damaged, and diseased branches from woody plants. Thin and trim summer-blooming shrubs. If your garden is looking a little lackluster, it may need a quick prune and trim to promote spring growth.

Spruce up the greenhouse.

Give your greenhouse a good clean. Wash the windows inside and out, clear out old compost, and give greenhouse staging a good scrub to minimize the chance of pests entering.

Now that your garden is ready for the season, get your home is ready for spring!

While you make changes to get the most out of your home and garden, let Eastland Escrows help you with your escrow needs. Contact us today to get started on your escrow process in Covina and nearby cities in California.

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