garden maintenance

How to keep your garden clean and maintained

It is no big secret that landscaping can make all the difference in the world to your home. Not only does it increase the curb appeal, but it actually increases the property value as well. Sure, it can be hard to do much in the wintertime, but now that summer is here, you are all out of excuses. Whether your kids are going to be playing around in the yard or you plan on hosting a variety of parties, there is no better way to spruce up the appearance of your home than by cleaning and maintaining that garden. So, if this is something that you have never done before, what is your best approach?

Equipped Yourself For The Job

Before you just run out and start cleaning that garden there are going to be a variety of tools that you need. Not only will these tools keep you safe, but also they will make the cleaning process so much easier. Some key tools that you want to ensure you have close at hand are knees pads, gloves, a rake, a wheelbarrow, shovel, hoe, pruning shears, a spade, and safety glasses.

Get Rid Of The Dead And Prune The Living

As the harsh winter came through and killed out much of the plant life it is safe to assume that your garden is full of dead plants and flowers. Well, there is no better place to start than there. Remove all those dead plants and flower, but just remember that you don’t have to discard them. You can actually compost them and utilize them as fertilizer. There are some plants, flowers, and shrubs that can live through the harsh winter, so if you have any of these in your garden they are probably going to need a good pruning. Once you have to remove the dead now will be the time to tackle this job.

Removing Leaves And Debris

Just remember that while JCS Clean does offer expert carpet and tile cleaning services, there are companies out there that can tackle your gardening cleaning for you as well. Now, that you have got rid of the dead plant and pruned the living plants, you will be ready to move on. The next step is to eliminate potential problem pests and diseases, which will kill out your new plant and flower life. The best place to start in by raking up leaves and debris left on the ground from the winter. Raking up old leaves and debris eliminates any potential hiding spots for insects and pests.

Proper Mulching

Mulch not only looks great, but it can be extremely beneficial in a variety of situations. If you are expecting an extremely hot summer, you might be better off to utilize plastic mulch. High temperatures can really stress your plants and burn up much needed organic material. The plastic mulch will provide the cooling that you need to keep your crops much happier during those extremely hot temperatures. Just be sure to let the soil warm up a bit and dry out before just applying the soil-cooling mulches. Most experts would recommend waiting around June or July to complete this step.