Welcome to the ultimate Spring Landscape Clean-Up Checklist by Garden City Tree and Landscape Ltd! Follow these steps to transform your outdoor space into a thriving haven as winter transitions to spring.

1. Assess and Plan:

  • Evaluate your landscape’s overall condition.
  • Identify areas needing special attention.
  • Plan task sequences for efficient execution.

2. Clean-Up and Debris Removal:

  • Remove winter debris: leaves, twigs, and dead plants.
  • Clear debris from flower beds, pathways, and lawn areas.
  • Rake and dispose of accumulated thatch from the lawn.

3. Pruning and Trimming:

  • Prune deciduous trees and shrubs before new growth.
  • Trim and shape evergreens.
  • Remove dead or damaged branches.
  • Cut back perennials and ornamental grasses.

4. Lawn Care:

  • Aerate the lawn for improved soil compaction.
  • Overseed if necessary for a healthy, thick lawn.
  • Fertilize the lawn with a balanced spring fertilizer.
  • Check and, if needed, sharpen lawn mower blades.

5. Mulching and Soil Preparation:

  • Apply fresh mulch to flower beds for moisture conservation.
  • Inspect and amend soil as needed, adding compost or organic matter.

6. Weed Control:

  • Apply pre-emergent herbicides to prevent weed growth.
  • Remove existing weeds from flower beds and lawn areas.

7. Hardscape Maintenance:

  • Inspect and clean pathways, driveways, and hardscape elements.
  • Power wash surfaces as necessary.
  • Check for damage or needed repairs.

8. Irrigation System Start-Up:

  • Inspect and test the irrigation system.
  • Adjust sprinkler heads and replace damaged components.
  • Set watering schedules based on the current season.

9. Check Garden Tools:

  • Clean and sharpen pruning tools, shears, and lawnmower blades.
  • Inspect and repair damaged or worn-out tools.

10. Seasonal Flower Planting:

  • Plant spring-flowering bulbs and annuals for added colour.
  • Consider introducing new plants or refreshing existing containers.

12. Evaluate and Plan for Future Projects:

  • Assess overall landscape design.
  • Plan for potential enhancements or major projects.

13. Safety Check:

  • Inspect outdoor lighting fixtures for safety.
  • Ensure well-lit, hazard-free walkways.

Completing this checklist guarantees a well-maintained landscape.

Ready to turn your space into a blooming paradise? Let Garden City Tree and Landscape Ltd be your partner.

Contact us and let’s make this spring season unforgettable!