Tips for Getting Your Outdoors Ready for Spring
As the snow
starts to become a distant memory, it’s a good time to check on last year's
outdoor and gardening tools. Is 2021 the year you finally splurge on a new
lawnmower? Has your patio furniture seen better days?! Is everything in good
condition, or are there items that need replacing? If so, make a list and head to the local hardware store! Best to get that done early before items are scarce.
Once your yard
has dried out, you may find it’s a little lacklustre. To help things along,
many backyards may require a little grooming in the form of de-thatching, aerating
and fertilizing. Be sure to do a little investigating into your region and what
type of pre-maintenance your grass will require for the best results.
Here is a link to
the City of Calgary website to get you started: City of Calgary Lawn Care
Now that your new
patio set is on its way, you’ve cleaned up your beater of a lawnmower and your
grass is seeded – what’s left? There are still many maintenance items you can
work through to prepare for the sunny days ahead:
Power wash your deck, patio and
Turn on your outdoor water
Clean out last year's kiddo toys
& purchase some new ones (Chalk! Bubbles!).
Stock up on new compost bags
(small and large).
Check expiry dates on last
years sunscreen, and purchase new if needed.