Our team at SRC Land knows the number of days sheltered in place from the COVID-19 pandemic has taken a toll on us, but with spring halfway through, what most people feel like doing right now is getting outside and breathing in the fresh air, all the while maintaining a safe distance from others and following government guidelines, of course.
Since there are few places to go right now where everyone may feel at ease, we compiled a few tips on how to use this spare time to do a little spring cleaning of your property, or if you’re up for it, give yourself time to think of new projects, big or small. Tackle these tasks and enjoy the outdoors by beautifying your newly-purchased property today.
1. Assess Your Plan for Gardens and Landscaping Projects
This may seem like an obvious place to start for spring cleaning, but it’s a step that can often be overlooked. A good way to stay organized on all the different projects you may want to achieve is by drawing up a map of your land, one how it is currently, and then going back and adding any renovations you’d like to make.
These changes can be as simple as repaving a cement pathway you already have, adding new fencing that has worn down during the last few seasons, or maybe deciding where to put your vegetable garden.
2. Spruce Up What’s Already There
Any trees or bushes that are starting to look overgrown may be in need of some pruning. If you are removing weeds or cleaning up a flower bed, you may want to use scissors instead of pruners since they’ll be gentler and more precise. By the same token, make sure you are edging your garden for that nice, sleek look on your property.
This can also be an excellent time to get rid of extra debris on your property that blew or fell on to it. Grass health is one of the most impressionable elements a property can have, but if yours is covered with dead leaves and twigs, it’s unlikely the grass underneath is getting the amount of sunlight it needs to thrive. Place the refuse in an appropriate, large trash bag, and then, check with your local trash pickup service to see if they can pick up the bagged refuse.
3. Protect What You’ve Planted
There are few things more discouraging than investing many hours in yardwork, particularly new flowers or plants, and then seeing that rabbits or other animals have destroyed them within a week or so. In addition, local wildlife like our long-eared friends can dig up holes all over your yard, affecting its overall look. By putting up some discreet fencing around your yard, garden, or newly planted flower beds, however, you can mitigate the risk of animal visitors coming by for a snack on your hard work.
For pesky plants like crabgrass, herbicides are known to be helpful in keeping them from growing where you don’t want them to, and as always, whenever using chemicals on your property, research the product’s brand online and follow the instructions closely to keep your lawn, yourself, and others safe. When in doubt, a little elbow grease (pulling them out by hand) can go a long way.
Any property owner’s favorite part of spring cleaning is completing the tasks and then being able to look out on the work they’ve done with a sense of pride. This is just one of many things you have to look forward to as a property owner, and if you aren’t one yet, SRC Land has a great number of lots for you at an affordable price.