Spring may be one of the best times to clean up yard waste and completely refresh your yard. You know that no more autumn leaves are going to fall and undo your work, and it's becoming warm enough to work outside and keep the progress going. Here are some steps you can take when cleaning up your yard and preparing for spring.
Consider Your Container
If you left the leaves on your property until winter hit, you may currently have a big mess to clean up. It might not all fit within your given yard waste container. That is a good cause for a temporary roll off dumpster rental to get rid of all of your yard waste. And while you're at it, it will give you a chance to do some spring cleaning and get rid of old items easily.
Get the Easy Stuff
Your first sweep through will be to pick up the small items such as leaves and twigs. Although you can use a rake to do this, remember that fallen leaves can be much heavier than they look, especially if they are soggy. So take it easy as you go through your yard. It might be helpful to use a rolling yard waste container to deliver waste to your dumpster rental.
Pick up the Larger Items
If you have a larger item, such as a fallen tree branch in your yard, this is a bit trickier. One easy option to reduce labor is to saw the branch into multiple sections that you can pick up more easily. That would also make the branch easier to put in your dumpster to be hauled away.
Weed the Yard
Once you've got all that other stuff out of the way, you might find that you have some weeds left behind. The proper technique for weeding is to get as close to the root as possible and slowly pull the weed out so that you get its entire structure. That way the weed is less likely to grow back out.
The final portion will be to think about improvements for your yard in the season to come. You might want to plant new grass in sections that have thinned out or consider planting a new crop or flower bed. Adding a retaining wall is another great gardening project for spring to add some life to your home. All of this can take a bit of time, but it is well worth it for the beauty that a clean and manicured lawn can add to your home.