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Spring Yard Maintenance

Posted on by Urban Eden Landscaping

As the weather starts to warm up and everything looks a little greener throughout Camas, Washougal, and Vancouver, Washington, you know that spring is finally approaching. Spring is the best and most important time for you to rejuvenate your outdoor space, setting the stage for a season of beauty. In this blog, we will discuss a few tips and tricks for getting your lawn into tip top shape during the growing season through spring yard maintenance.

Clean Up Winter Debris

Start by clearing away the debris from the winter months. Remove any leftover leaves, fallen branches, and any other debris that may have accumulated since your last outdoor cleanup. Having these debris picked up not only makes your landscape more visually appealing but also allows for better air circulation and sunlight exposure, promoting healthy growth.

Inspect And Prune

Look over all your shrubs, trees, and plants for the 3 D’s (dead, dying, diseased). Cut away all branches or leaves that meet that criteria to encourage new and healthy growth. Trim or prune bushes and trees in order to give them shape and to increase airflow. Do research for each plant to ensure you’re giving it a proper haircut.

Soil Preparation

By turning over your soil and adding compost you prepare it for the growing season. This process improves the soil structure, enhances drainage, and provides essential nutrients for your plants. Think about conducting a soil test in order to find out the specifics as to what your soil may need.


Be sure to apply a fresh layer of mulch to all plants and within flower beds. Mulch will help to retain soil moisture, suppress weeds, and moderate soil temperature while adding a polished look to your landscape. Choosing organic mulches such as wood chips or straw add benefits to soil health.

Fertilize Thoughtfully

Spring is by far the best time to fertilize your lawn and plants because it is the season of growth. Using a balanced, slow-release fertilizer will provide your plants and lawn essential nutrients gradually over time. Be sure to follow the instructions on the bag carefully and try not to over fertilize because that can damage your plants.

Planting New Additions

There is no better time than spring to introduce new plants into your outdoor haven. After doing some research on what plants do well with your climate and soil structure you can pick which ones you like best. You may even want to consider a mix of perennials and annuals to make sure you have a continuous display of color throughout the season.

Lawn Care

Give your lawn new life by aerating the soil to reduce compaction and improve water absorption. You can also overseed to fill in bare spots if necessary. Also mow your grass to a proper height, allowing it to establish a strong root system. Applying a pre-emergent herbicide will prevent weeds from taking over.

Spring yard maintenance isn’t just about caring for your plants, it’s about getting back outside in this new season of warmer and more inviting energy. Now that you understand how, as well as why, it’s important to maintain your lawn this spring, use some of these tips to take your landscape to a whole new level. Urban Eden Landscaping strives to improve the health and aesthetic of our clients’ yards, let us help with your landscape as well! Contact us today our fill out our FREE estimate request form now. 



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