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Spring Clean-Up Service for Homeowners Professional Grounds Care Service Crews Cleaning up your property for spring is a big job. Our team can handle it for you. We are landscaping and lawn care service experts with programs catered to both residential and commercial properties. We understand that your time is valuable and limited. Let us take care of your spring cleaning so that you can enjoy a beautiful, season-ready property without the hassle. What does spring cleaning involve? Our spring clean-up service involves numerous aspects such as: Clearing away leaves, branches, and clutter Hauling away and composting debris Mowing the grass Re-edging and cleaning garden and flower beds Redefining the borders of the lawn Re-seed damaged areas of the lawn Pruning and trimming trees and shrubs Aeration These aren’t all of our services — just a few. In fact, whatever it takes to get your lawn looking its best, our team of lawn care and landscaping experts can take care of it! Speak with our spring clean-up crew about scheduling an appointment to get your property looking its seasonal best. Our team is experienced, timely, and professional. We’ll show up to your home in marked vans and in uniform, and always with a smile. You may not have the extra time to spend cleaning and organizing your property after the cold months, but we can take care of it for you. Don’t waste time — call The Grounds Guys today! Why wait to enjoy the full beauty of spring on your property? Set up an appointment now! The Grounds Guys are your best choice for seasonal landscaping and lawn care servicing. When you call us to schedule a time for us to meet with you, you’ll find that we are friendly, courteous, and knowledgeable. Dial 929-8188 today!
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Spring Clean Up Landscaping

What You Need to Know About Spring Clean-Up Spring is the time of growth, renewal, and beautiful landscaping. With our services-such as edging beds, pruning winter damage, and even adding new features-you can properly prepare for the upcoming season.
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Spring Clean Up Landscaping

This post arrives a little late, as the birds have been chirping away outside already for the last couple of weeks.  “Spring Clean-Up” includes the spring landscape maintenance tasks that are vital for a healthy and attractive landscape, especially for Xeriscape.  This article is intended to give a simple, easy to follow guide covering the most important spring landscape maintenance tasks.
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Spring Clean Up Landscaping

2. Check your plants for winter damageOnce the beds have been rid of unwanted debris, you can finally inspect your plant material for winter damage. Broken branches and limbs need to be carefully pruned off.  Check for dead spots on evergreen trees and shrubs. Deciduous trees and shrubs are inspected for buds to make sure they have wintered over. Also, look carefully for other types of damage such as woodland creatures munching on the plants.  CHECK OUT: Angie’s List Guide to Landscaping When you’ve finished with the tree and shrub inspection, turn your attention to the perennials. Spend time cutting back all perennials left to winter over into spring. Don’t wait too long because fresh spring growth can tangle up with dead plant tops and become a frustrating, time-consuming task.
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Spring Clean Up Landscaping

Once the beds have been rid of unwanted debris, you can finally inspect your plant material for winter damage. Broken branches and limbs need to be carefully pruned off.  Check for dead spots on evergreen trees and shrubs. Deciduous trees and shrubs are inspected for buds to make sure they have wintered over. Also, look carefully for other types of damage such as woodland creatures munching on the plants.  CHECK OUT: Angie’s List Guide to Landscaping When you’ve finished with the tree and shrub inspection, turn your attention to the perennials. Spend time cutting back all perennials left to winter over into spring. Don’t wait too long because fresh spring growth can tangle up with dead plant tops and become a frustrating, time-consuming task.
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Spring Clean Up Landscaping

5. Apply organic mulchThe final step in spring-cleaning the landscape is to apply a fresh layer of organic mulch. Organic mulches include shredded bark, wood chips, pine straw, sawdust and shredded leaves to name a few.  Mulches add organic matter to the soil, improving its structure. They cover the soil and help smother weeds, reducing time spent pulling them. Perhaps the biggest benefit of mulches is that they help keep the soil cool and moist during summer months, reducing watering needs and avoiding drought stress.  Mulches should be no thicker than two to three inches. Be sure not to heap it all over and smother your plants to death. For those of you who love getting dirty, I hope this spring cleaning for the landscape is helpful and informative. Happy landscaping! Editor’s note: This is an updated version of an article that was originally published on March 3, 2014.
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Spring Clean Up Landscaping

The final step in spring-cleaning the landscape is to apply a fresh layer of organic mulch. Organic mulches include shredded bark, wood chips, pine straw, sawdust and shredded leaves to name a few.  Mulches add organic matter to the soil, improving its structure. They cover the soil and help smother weeds, reducing time spent pulling them. Perhaps the biggest benefit of mulches is that they help keep the soil cool and moist during summer months, reducing watering needs and avoiding drought stress.  Mulches should be no thicker than two to three inches. Be sure not to heap it all over and smother your plants to death. For those of you who love getting dirty, I hope this spring cleaning for the landscape is helpful and informative. Happy landscaping! Editor’s note: This is an updated version of an article that was originally published on March 3, 2014.

Spring Clean Up Landscaping

These aren’t all of our services — just a few. In fact, whatever it takes to get your lawn looking its best, our team of lawn care and landscaping experts can take care of it! Speak with our spring clean-up crew about scheduling an appointment to get your property looking its seasonal best.
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The springtime is the right time to prune some shrubs and the wrong time to prune others. First, look through your garden to see if there is any damage from the winter. Any broken, bent, twisted or otherwise undermined branching should be pruned now regardless of the plant type. A clean cut is easier for the plant to heal from as it emerges from dormancy than a tear. Second, select your shrubs that set buds on new wood and prune those. Top on this list is Spirea japonica. The vigorous grower can be pruned hard in the spring for a shorter fuller plant with lots of spring flowers. Hydrangea like Endless Summer and Annabelle are also good shrubs to prune now. As soon as the threat of hard frost is gone, it will be time to prune butterfly bush and caryopteris – look for the new growth to have emerged on these tender shrubs before pruning. Third, don’t forget rose pruning in this task. If you have shrub roses, climbing roses, and rambling roses now is the time to prune. Again, be sure the threat of hard frost is over, but do prune the roses down by removing one quarter to one third of the plant. Prune out any dead canes too. This will make for a much happier rose as it warms up.
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Why wait to enjoy the full beauty of spring on your property? Set up an appointment now! The Grounds Guys are your best choice for seasonal landscaping and lawn care servicing. When you call us to schedule a time for us to meet with you, you’ll find that we are friendly, courteous, and knowledgeable.
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Spring is the time of growth, renewal, and beautiful landscaping. With our services-such as edging beds, pruning winter damage, and even adding new features-you can properly prepare for the upcoming season.
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A thorough spring yard cleanup readies your lawn and landscaping for summer, but it can accomplish more than just that. In some cases, it will save you from headaches farther down the road.
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With the less wholesome aspects of spring cleanup out of the way, let's move on to lawn care. If you raked leaves thoroughly in the fall, you've aided your chances of avoiding the fungal disease known as “snow mold.” But, inevitably, there will still be some stray leaves to rake come March. That's all right, because even without leaves you would want to break out the rake as part of your spring cleaning work on the lawn. Why? Because a deep raking will also help control thatch build-up.
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In the North, you can also start new lawns in spring or overseed a lawn that you already have. However, if you will be applying a preemergent herbicide in spring to control crabgrass (see below) in an existing lawn, it may be better to overseed in the fall.
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Spring cleanup is a time honored tradition among gardeners, as an excuse to get outside after the long winter months and to freshen up the landscape as it springs to life.  With Xeriscape, spring maintenance is even more important.   Since Xeriscape requires less regular maintenance through the summer, it is critical to get the summer started off right so that your Xeriscape will require very little maintenance throughout the year.

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