Dead or dying limbs should be removed from your trees sooner rather than later. Fruit trees require pruning in order to bear fruit, and flowering trees need it to encourage attractive blooms. Just be careful not to cut too early, as the cuts will endanger the tree’s health if the temperature drops below freezing (Note: Trees carrying stoned fruits, such as cherry, apricot, plum and peach, should not be pruned in the spring.)
Pick up a battery-powered pole saw to make the job easier.
Any hedge or bush with leaves on it should be trimmed during the early spring. Conifers are better trimmed during the growing season. Battery-powered hedge trimmers are lightweight and easy to start.
Your lawn needs time to recover after the winter months, so wait to cut until it has begun to actively grow. Also, don’t cut the grass too short the first couple of times – a grass level of two to three inches makes for a healthy and sustainable lawn. Alternatively, you can leave the work to Automower®.
If you didn’t aerate your lawn in the fall, do so now using an aerator
. Aerating punches holes in the ground to add oxygen and nutrients to the soil, while providing a space for seeds to germinate.
If you want your lawn’s appearance to really pop, don’t forget to trim the sides and edges. Sharp edges will complete the job, adding an additional level of detail and helping your lawn stand out beautifully.
What’s the spring season without chirping birds? Now’s the time to put up a bird feeder or bird house in your yard to welcome some feathered friends.