Tips to Get Your Yard Started

Getting your yard back together for the Spring time might seem like a daunting task with broken branches and bare patches scattered across the lawn. But did you know your yard is already doing half the cleanup work? Your trees are starting to grow back their leaves, your bushes are becoming fuller, and your grass is getting greener! All you need to do now is accentuate those areas with a careful plan of action that iScape can provide for you!

Follow these tips to get your best-looking yard and show it off to family, friends, and neighbors!

1. Clear out!

Twigs, leaves, and branches can cover many parts of your yard, like the grass or patio, the sidewalk, walkways, stairs, and more. And although it might seem like an overwhelming job, tackling one section per day will relieve the stress and allow you to get a better idea of what new ideas you can introduce into your yard.

2. Repatch!

Bare spots can be tough to address when expecting your green grass to grow back and it doesn’t. But knowing the proper way to treat them as soon as possible will leave you feeling your best. Removing the dead grass, resoiling with healthy nutrients to soak up the new seeds for growth will allow a regrowth that will fit right in with the rest of your lawn. And no one would ever guess you had bare spots littering your yard!

3. Fertilize!

Fertilizing is an important part of revitalizing your yard, whether that be with your grass, bushes, or flowers. The more you fertilize, the more growth you’ll get of a healthy, happy yard. First, you need to water thoroughly. After a day of drying, apply the fertilizer and water again. This will allow the fertilizer to soak into the roots and do its magic!

4. Compost!

Composting happens naturally and produces healthy soil from food scraps and yard waste. To speed up the process, you can gather dry leaves, twigs, grass clippings, and food scraps together in a bin and continuously water it and turn it over to ensure the result of a rich soil that will provide nutrients to your plants when decomposing.

5. Raised Bed Garden!

Raised bed gardens have proven to maintain soil health, structure, and drainage even in wet, contaminated, or weed-infested areas. Check out our blog post on Raised Bed Gardening to learn more about the benefits of them and different ways you can incorporate them to spice up your yard!

6. Flower!

Flowers can bring warmth, brightness, and texture to your yard, especially in hard-to-get places. You can put them in window sills, corners, along the border of your yard, or in a pot hanging from the porch. No matter where you decide to put them, the bright colors will highlight the outside of your house and bring your yard to life.

7. Color!

Flowers aren’t the only way to add color to your yard though. Painting deck chairs yellow or planting pots blue can be a fun summer DIY project for the family. Or you can bring in a statue or fountain for garden art, making your yard into a masterpiece of the natural outdoors.