Ready to get your yard prepared for spring and summer? Here are some of our favorite steps for a great spring cleanup plan!
Make Sure Your Roof and Gutters are Clean
Clean out all the leaves, needles, and gunk from your gutters, and sweep debris carefully off your roof. You really don’t want this junk to stick around; it can create lingering moisture that will grow mold and moss, as well as attract a variety of hungry pests — and that’s just the start of your problems! Make this step a priority to prepare for spring.
Clean Up Dead Branches
Did winter leave you with any obviously dead or broken branches on your trees and shrubs? Cut them off at the base and get rid of them. There’s one very good reason to do this every spring — it helps remove a fire hazard and lowers the risk of a fire spreading to your house. However, if a sudden windstorm picks up, these dead branches can also become missiles aimed at your roof and windows.
Unclutter Your Foundation
Leaving needles, dirt, and other debris piled against your foundation is bad news. It makes your foundation very attractive for ants, termites, and other pests to explore and find potential weaknesses. So rake that up and make sure no trash is piled against your foundation or siding at any part of your home. The same goes for any unexpected animal waste.
Work on Your Landscaping
This is also a great opportunity to get started on landscaping projects and early garden plans before growing season fully starts! Remove any large rocks that have been in your way, work on your landscaping borders, tackle that water feature project you’ve wanted to do. Whatever your landscaping plans are, we suggest combining them with your cleaning project.
Start Turning and Fertilizing the Soil for Plants
Spring is a perfect time to fertilize your soil, prep your lawn, and do those other little yard tasks that can make such a difference later on. You may also want to buy some soil or mulch to work into your landscaping as you go.
Get Rid of Your Leftover Debris
After a big spring cleaning project, you probably have leftover debris that doesn’t really fit inside your trash cans and can’t easily be carried away. Here’s where Debris Box can really come in handy. We accept all kinds of natural materials, including wood, metal, concrete, rock and more (soil, unfortunately, doesn’t apply) – the sort of materials that you probably have left after a spring cleanup and landscape renovation project! We will haul it away for you, and recycle it as well! You can rest easy knowing that the debris will be carted away and won’t just end up in a landfill somewhere.
Need some help with your spring-cleaning plans? Call us today at Debris Box for a free quote, job walk, or more information!