With unpredictable weather patterns, it’s hard to plan for spring cleaning, but once the snow melts, back yards and orchards become more accessible. So, sharpen your pruning shears and pull the rake out of the garage!
Now’s the time to remove damaged limbs on shrubs and trees before the weather warms up and invasive insects begin to hatch. They’re attracted to sap, and can invade open cuts because the protective bark layer has been removed. Pruning your trees before the sap comes back up into the branches prevents infestations. As for the garden area, it’s time to clean up planting beds and check your drip irrigation system. A test run of your water supply is a good idea before the summer heat arrives and your crop is at production stage. Putting in a new lawn? Prepare the ground now for your turf or seed so it can settle in over spring as the ground warms up and roots grow down into the soil.
If you plan on burning the debris you rake, check your municipal website for current regulations before lighting that fire. Ashes are an excellent soil additive for gardens, with calcium and magnesium to make plants bloom, so save them for soil enrichment. Chipping is a good alternative to burning for removing larger debris like branches, especially if your neighbours are in close proximity and the breeze is blowing their way. Chips are useful for mulching around young trees and shrubs for insulation against drought. Professional landscaping companies like ours offer chipping services any time of the year, and no doubt, your city spring cleanup program offers assistance in removing limbs and debris when placed roadside.
Professional Landscaping Services
If your property cleanup is too daunting, call us for a consultation and quote. We will remove hazardous trees and limbs that overhang your roofline. We’ll fireproof your property, shape hedges, and prune your fruit trees. Our service area covers areas within a two-hour drive of Kamloops and the city centre, Kelowna, Vernon, Salmon Arm, Chilliwack, and Abbotsford. We offer an extensive list of arborist services throughout these regions and extend discounts to seniors and repeat customers. As a family-owned business, we care about the communities we serve throughout BC.
Further Reading: When to remove hazardous trees.