Spring Cleanups

Whoa! Did that winter fly by that fast? Was it because we were anticipating the snow and it never came? None the less, it was still icy cold, windy and at times a tad bit rainy. March has come in like a lamb so it’s time to pull out the rakes, brooms, and wheelbarrow, etc. and do the Spring clean up.

Now also is a good time to check out all of your gardening tools. If anything needs to be cleaned, oiled or replaced now is the time to do it. Power tools need to be checked. Nothing like being in the middle of a job and your power cord has split or blades need sharpening. Branches and sticks need to be picked up so your lawnmower won’t get snagged up when you start mowing and dull the cutting blade.

Leaves hide in the darndest of places; getting caught up in your shrubs, accumulating within the plant’s crown and piling up in the pathways and walkways, which also need to be cleaned and the debris blown out. Check your berms, has some of the mulch been washed or blown away? Replace with new mulch to give it a fresh look! (fetch yourself a coupon to print) Almost like putting new drapes up, right? With a bit of sprucing up, your yard will be ready for Spring in no time!!

Spring Cleanup Garden Supplies at Goffle Brook Farms in Ridgewood NJ

Spring Cleanup Tips

Landscaped Garden Bed Cleanup Tips

  • Existing Perennials need cut back for new growth
  • Any leftover annuals need removed
  • Golden Evergreen needs slight pruning underneath
  • Shrub in back corner needs thinned/pruned for shape
  • Landscape bed needs edging touch up
  • Mulch needs raked out and new layer added

Shrub Bed Cleanup Tips

  • Shrub needs thorough pruning within interior
    • remove suckers and cross-growth
  • Prune lower branches where unruly or drooping
  • Rake and clear entire bed of debris
  • Provide an edge to bed where it meets the lawn
  • Add layer of mulch and fertilize

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Goffle Brook Farms – Garden Center/Farmer’s Market

423 Goffle Road Ridgewood,NJ 07450
(201) 652-7540