April is here and the temperature has finally hit 50 degrees. And if you’ve already ventured out into your backyard you’ll see that old man winter has left quite a mess. Here are some steps to get your garden ready for the season:
1- Clean your garden beds – Rake debris and leaves and put them in your compost bin or bag it.
2 – Sweep your lawn – After this windy winter, your lawn probably has a lot of twigs, fallen branches, pine cones or garbage that has been blown onto your property. If you don’t have a blower then use your rake to do a clean sweep.
3- Weed control – If your lawn had weeds last year now is a good time to apply a pre-emergent weed control. (A pre-emergent is used before the seeds emerge). If you already have weeds then you can use a post-emergent weed control with fertilizer mix. Read the label though and make sure it controls your particular weed type. Click here for more info.
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