Now that spring is officially here, we can start to think about spending time outdoors again. In our last blog, we talked about some early blooming flowers, plants, and trees in the Chattanooga area. With the change in seasons, it is the perfect time to do some “spring cleaning” outdoors. The following pro tips will help keep this from being a daunting task for you.
A lot can happen to your yard over the winter months; now is the time to assess it. Prune any broken limbs, clear out any debris and/or leaves that may have collected, and check your grass for areas that may need attention. A bit of raking may reveal the need to seed and/or fertilize your lawn, and cleaning up flower beds will give you a fresh perspective on where to start with any new plantings this year.
Don’t forget your hardscape and outdoor fixtures. Check for any cracks on your patio or damage to decking and, depending on its condition and material, clean and seal the area. Inspect any water features and fixtures that have probably been dormant for some time. This is also a good time to check your outdoor lighting for replacing burned-out bulbs and repairing any breakage. Bring out any existing outdoor furniture and give it a good cleaning before arranging it in your space. Replace or repair any rusted, moldy, or broken pieces for a fresh start.
Consider your plans for the coming months. Are you planning some vacation time away, or are you looking forward to a “staycation” at home? Going out-of-town means you’ll need some maintenance while you’re away. Make sure that you don’t have thirsty plants and unkempt grass by having someone tend to it. If you’re staying in town, plan some quality time in your garden this summer. Perhaps some celebrations are in order and you’re hosting a party or two by the grill. Or, maybe you can’t wait to relax with your favorite beverage and dinner al fresco on warm summer evenings. With a little planning now, you can enjoy all these options worry-free later. For entertaining, adding an outdoor kitchen will turn it up a notch! Tables and seating make it easy to bring your living outdoors when the weather is nice.
Relax and take a breath of fresh air. Spring cleaning outside can breathe new life into your surroundings and even yourself.
With a little TLC, you can feel great about your surroundings, and we can help you with that. Full Circle Land Design is your partner in the Chattanooga area. We can design and install landscapes, create outdoor living areas and build hardscape additions. Our team has the tools and training needed. You can depend on us to create your dream yard. Call 423-385-4955 now to get an estimate on landscaping services or contact us online.