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Spring Yard Care - 20 Things To Do Right Now!

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Garden tools in flower bed

Hey there!

Spring is finally here and if you're as anxious as I am to go outside and start prettying up your yard for the beautiful seasons ahead of us, well let me tell you, this is the perfect time to do it.

We had a couple of warm days this past week and the mister was full speed ahead with his favorite tools starting the clean up and care of our yard.

After a though winter, there are many things we need to
do to bring the yard back to life and I've compiled a list of 20 things to do right now and during the following months to establish a lush and healthy yard you can enjoy all year long.

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1. Clean up the yard. Get rid of leaves and debris.
cleaning the yard with Ryobi leaf blower
RYOBI Cordless Leaf Blower - Battery and Charger included
Use a blower to quickly blow away leaves and debris from your lawn. You can also rake away or dethatch your lawn to remove debris that harvest pests and disease.  Early Spring is the best time to do a light removal of thatch.

2. Pull up dead turf/grass

3. Get rid of dead plants / tree branches
Remove dead plants from planters and garden
Rake out dead grass, pull out dead plants and cut off damaged branches from trees.

4. Trim bushes
Give your bushes a formal look with a hedge trimmer
Use: RYOBI Cordless Hedge Trimmer
Trim and give shape to bushes such as boxwood with a hedge trimmer.

5. Cut back and divide perennials

6. Aerate the lawn

If your turf isn't looking good or if you have noticed water having difficulty penetrating through the soil surface, it might be the time to aerate your lawn.
You can use aeration shoes, a stiff rake or if you have a large lawn, a rented gas-powered aeration tool to do this job. Water and nutrients will be better absorbed after you aerate your lawn.

7. Add topsoil to low spots

Accumulation of snow might have created low spots on your lawn. Fill them up with soil, re-seed or add sod.

8. Take care of weeds and their seeds

Pull weeds or spot spray them when needed.

9. Reseed or add sod

10. Add nutrients

11. Water it well

12. Keep your turf trimmed 

RYOBI Cordless Battery Self Propelled Lawn Mower
Don't cut your turf too short! You should only remove the top 1/3 of the grass blade otherwise you could stress the plant.

13. Leave clippings

Leave that 1/3 of grass you cut off, there on the lawn. It gives back nutrients to your lawn.

14. Add mulch to garden beds

Mulching will help retain moisture on the soil, suppress weeds, improve the soil's texture and it will also make your garden look good.

15. Trim and edge lawn
Give your lawn and beds a sharp edge with a string trimmer - A simple way to add curb appeal
RYOBI Cordless String Trimmer Battery and Charger Included
Give your lawn and beds a sharp edge with a string trimmer. A simple way to add curb appeal.

16. Test soil

Knowing the type of soil you have and the best way to improve it, is essential for a lawn or garden you want to thrive.

17. Plan the layout of your flower and/or vegetable garden
DIY - vegetable/herb garden
Vegetable Garden  |  Plant Markers
18. Check beds and borders

19. Fix fences and wooden structures
6' Wooden fence with gate

20. Check your tools
Garden Tools in flower bed

Yard work - 20 Things to do right now - Spring edition
Cordless Leaf Blower  |  Cordless String Trimmer

*Ryobi Tools were given to me to try out, 
I love them so much so that they are the tools I use for my every day projects. 
All stated opinions are my own.*
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  1. Now that is an ambitious post. We are about 2 months away from lawn clean up here....sad, huh?

    I hope you have a blessed, wonderful Easter with your family, Cristina! xo Diana

    1. Oh Diana, that's a long way to go. No more complaining here. And I hope you had a great Easter too, thanks!

  2. LOVE the coffee cup lid markers - what a fantastic idea!

    1. Thanks Shelly! Gotta put those lids to good use. ;)

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