Spring Cleaning

Yard Cleanup Checklist

Everyone wants their yard to be the talk of the neighborhood — in the good way, of course. To ensure your lawn is in prime (and enviable) condition, here are a few key tasks to add to your weekly yard cleanup checklist.

1. Remove Yard Debris

If you start by removing visible yard debris like small branches, twigs, and rocks that might get in your way as you go, the rest of your yard cleaning process will be more manageable.

2. Pull Pesky Weeds

Make sure you don’t leave the roots behind as you pull weeds, or they’ll just grow right back! To make this task easier, try pulling weeds after it rains — they’ll come up with less resistance when the ground is moist.

3. Water Your Lawn

Pro tip: it’s better to give your lawn a good soaking (about 6 inches into the soil) once a week than to give it a quick drink of water every day. Try watering in the morning between 4 a.m. and 10 a.m. for the best results.

4. Mow the Lawn

When mowing the lawn, remember that you should remove no more than about a third of the grass stem for the best-looking lawn.