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Yard Maintenance

How To Prepare Your Yard for Spring

Blizzard or bust, weekend warriors everywhere salted, sanded, and shoveled their way through winter while lawns laid frozen and dormant. Now that winter is in exit mode, homeowners can enjoy the ultimate do-over when it comes to yard maintenance, and it all begins with spring cleaning.

Clear Away Debris

Start by removing any debris that has accumulated over the winter months. Rake up leaves, pick up sticks, and dispose of any trash to create a clean slate for spring. Trim back overgrown shrubs and bushes to promote healthy growth and improve the overall appearance of your yard.

Show the Lawn Some Love

Begin by raking away any thatch and aerating the soil to promote healthy root growth. Fill in bare spots with fresh grass seed and apply a slow-release fertilizer to encourage lush, green growth throughout the season. Consider mowing the grass on a higher setting for the first few cuts to help it recover from winter dormancy.

Clean and Repair Outdoor Furniture

If you have outdoor furniture, now is the time to give it a good cleaning. Venom Steel Workshop Wipes feature tough scrubbing beads for wiping down surfaces, removing any built-up dirt or grime. Repair any damage that may have occurred over the winter and consider applying a fresh coat of sealant to wooden furniture to protect it from the elements.

Tend to Flower Beds and Gardens

Weed flower beds and garden areas to prevent unwanted plants from taking over. Add a layer of mulch to help retain moisture and suppress weed growth and plant any new flowers or vegetables you’d like to grow this season. It’s important to wear a face mask when working with potting soil or compost. The Venom Steel Heavy Duty Barrier Face Mask keeps debris at bay. Don’t forget to water newly planted items regularly to help them establish strong roots.

Clean Up Outdoor Structures

Give decks, patios, and other outdoor structures a thorough cleaning to remove dirt, grime, and debris. Scrub surfaces with a mild detergent, and power wash if necessary. A fresh coat of paint can help restore outdoor structures to their original glory. Venom Steel Heavy Duty Breathable Coveralls provide two layers of head-to-ankle coverage to protect clothes from dust, dirt, and paint.

Plan for Pest Control

Take steps to prevent pests from becoming a problem in your yard. Clean up standing water, remove any potential hiding spots, and consider using natural or chemical treatments to keep
insects from crashing any backyard gatherings. Stagnant water and chemicals contain various elements that may be harmful to your hands. Venom Steel Rip Resistant Industrial Nitrile Gloves are chemical resistant and will keep your skin safe.

Make It Your Own

Finally, add some personal touches to make your yard feel like home. Install outdoor lighting, set up a secure seating area, or add an outdoor fire pit to make it your own.
By following these steps, you can bring your yard back to life and create an outdoor haven.
With some effort and attention to detail, your yard will be the envy of the neighborhood.