It’s that time of year again. It’s still cold and ugly outdoors, but the snow will be leaving for good fairly soon. With Spring around the corner (hopefully), it’s time to think about scheduling your comprehensive Spring yard clean up. Complete with blowing out flower beds and hedges, running the power rake over all turf areas, general clean up of all debris, cutting & trimming as necessary, and aeration if required, our yard clean up will have your property ready for another great growing season.
Calgary isn’t known for having a pleasant winter, and this year was no exception. After a long, harsh cold season, your yard needs a little help to thrive. Last year’s leaves and plant detritus are tangled in the dead grass and in your flower beds; this creates a thick layer of soggy, half decomposed plant matter called thatch. Thatch is problematic because it smothers a lawn, preventing oxygen and carbon dioxide from reaching your growing grass, and it incubated bacteria and microbes that can make your plants sick.
Whether you own a sprawling grounds or a small patch of yard, the curb appeal of your property contributes to its value. Even if you aren’t going to be selling your home anytime soon, a well kept yard will contribute to the perceived value of your neighbourhood, encouraging investment in your community. Further, taking pride in your home and yard makes you feel happier. People enjoy coming home to a house and lawn they find beautiful. Folks also spend more times outdoors when their yard is well kept, which provides a boost mood. That makes a spring clean up for your lawn an investment in your mental health and happiness.
You’ll want to schedule your spring clean up late enough in the year that the ground has thawed but early enough that your lawn and flower beds reap the full benefit. We recommend anytime around the May long week as a good starting point. While you’re scheduling your clean up, you should also consider whether you want to give your yard a facelift this year.
It takes time to sort through your ideas and discuss with a designer to plan your home outdoor oasis. In order to start your landscaping project as soon as possible, you’ll want to be finished the planning stages before the snow melts.
Tired of a lawn that fades to yellow and dies? The yard experts at Five Star Landscaping have been nurturing the lawns of Calgary businesses and homeowners for decades. We can say with confidence that a healthier, greener lawn starts with a comprehensive Spring clean up. Contact the landscapers at Five Star today to get started.