I’m so excited to share some tips for getting your yard ready for Spring!
Spring is the time in GA when we close the chapter of cold weather and welcome forth all the signs of life reappearing along with arrival of the nasty pollen. It’s the time I start walking around my yard to check up on all of my hydrangea plants and see how they are doing. One hydrangea bush finally sprouted blooms after almost 6 years of no blooms! Today, I’m sharing some tips for getting your yard ready for Spring.
This post is sponsored by Greenworks but all thoughts, opinions and hideous gloves are my own.
Tip 1: Fertilize!
This is the time when I make sure to fertilize all of our hydrangeas and azaleas with some Holly-Tone. My sweet neighbor, Toni taught me this trick and it has made a world of a difference to my plants year after year.
It’s all natural which means it’s stinkity stank stank but acid loving flowers love it. You’re not gonna love the smell but it’ll be worth it when you see some gorgeous blooms! All I do is sprinkle the amount stated on the bag to the top of the roots of the plants.
Emmy is always “helping” me in the yard. She’s also wearing a dress because you can never be overdressed for this type of work. Ha! I just love her. I mean just look at her focused face.
Tip 2: Mulch!
Spring is always the time when we mulch our whole yard. I always go with black mulch because I think it adds a great contrast to all the green. It looks crisp and so so clean. Mulch allows the plants to retain more moisture during the hot months and suppresses weeds.
Mulch is especially important for all my hydrangea plants because they soak up so much water. I can’t wait to see all these bloom all summer long. Make sure to add mulch after the fertilizer.
Tip 3: Add some life to the front porch
One of the best ways to increase curb appeal to your home is to add a few plants to your front door. It looks inviting and creates a welcoming entrance to everyone who enters your home. Try adding a simple wreath and welcome mat. I love how my wreath adds a nice colorful pop of pink.
Sometimes, we are so focused on creating beauty on the inside of our homes that we neglect the outside. The outside needs love too and it doesn’t have to be expensive. Ferns typically cost around $10 and I love their low maintenance. My ferns last all summer long and well into Autumn.
I also added some pops of pink with a few different outdoor plants. It looked so naked after Christmas and I’m so happy with these simple additions that make it look so much more cheerful.
Tip 4: Trim up any weeds and grass
We make sure that our grass is looking healthy by having treatment done to it about every 5 weeks. We use the string trimmer to clean up the edges along any hardscaped areas.
My SIL lives next door and so we used this trimmer to clean up all the edges along the stones where the grass is difficult to mow.
This really helps clean up all the areas outside your home. I think this step elevates the appearance of our yard so much! Plus, it’s super easy to use this 60 volt string trimmer. I recommend using protective eye wear when using this tool since objects like rocks can fly through the air. I love that GreenWorks tools are all battery operated. They make it so easy to use with it’s high efficiency brushless motor.
Tip 5: Blow that mess away!
At the end of these tips, it’s time to blow away any extra pieces of mulch or dirt. This 60 volt Greenworks blower is awesome! Again, it’s battery operated and even my youngest can use it and she does!
She just kills me! This girl is learning all the things and I love it! Emmy gives it two thumbs up.
Get it girl!
Funny story: My father in law LOVES keeping his yard and walkways clear of debris. He legit comes over at least once a week to use his blower on our yard and garage. He has been doing this for years and whenever I’m working from home, I hear him going to town with it. Dear dad, my lawn and garage thank you!
It’s actually really sweet. Funny and sweet. This particular blower and string trimmer come together in a box and you can find it at your local Lowes for about $229. It’s the perfect gift for Father’s Day that’s just around the corner. Since my father in law owns one already, we plan on getting him the Greenworks pressure washer. Maybe he’ll pressure wash our home too. 😀
I love how much greenery has sprouted in the yard and it gives me so much joy to see how much has grown the past 7 years that we’ve been in this house. When we bought this home, it barely had any good looking shrubs and the azalea bushes were practically dead. With some love, care and consistent fertilizer, they continue to bloom and grow healthier year after year.
Thanks so much for reading, friends! I hope you found these tips helpful and thanks to Greenworks for sponsoring this post and creating such great tools to making our yard look it’s best. Also, be sure to go enter into their giveaway to win up to $300 of their products. They will select 3 winners this Friday. Good luck!
Happy yard work, everyone!
Let all that you do be done in Love. 1 Corinthians 16:14