5 Springtime Garden Jobs

It’s spring!

How’s your garden looking? If it’s a little overgrown, these garden tips will help you whip it back into shape.

Test your reticulation.

Turn your sprinklers on and see if any need your attention. Remember: it’s your responsibility to replace risers and sprayers, so check that they are working correctly. If you have any problems with your system, get in touch with your property manager now.

Get weeds under control.

Weeds love this time of year. Be vigilant and remove them from the garden or lawn when you see them sprouting.

Prune unruly plants.

Your plants would love a haircut after winter. Spring is a great time to remove woody growth or diseased branches.

Watch for pests, like aphids, on new growth.

Nasty little pests love new growth. If you see evidence of pest activity, head to a nursery or hardware store and grab some appropriate treatment.

Give your lawn a little love.

Aerate your lawn now to reduce soil compaction and allow for better water absorption. Grab a pH testing kit from the local hardware store and find out what your lawn is missing. Make sure to keep the lawn high – never mow more than a third of its height.

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