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I don’t know about you, but here at 4 Seasons Lawn Care we’ve just about had it with the winter weather. Don’t get me wrong, snow is great. But enough is enough already. We’re thinking ahead to warmer temps, green grass and fun backyard landscape projects.

If you’re as eager as I am to fast forward to April and May, then here are a few ideas for yard projects to help the time go quicker.

1. Clear out the brown, dead leaves from plants and ornamental grasses. It’s much easier to do this before the first new shoots start poking up from under the ground. This way, you won’t accidentally snip them off. Cut the dead foliage from your ornamental grasses to about 4 inches from the ground.

2. Prune your rose bushes. Snip away dead branches at a 45-degree angle, about a quarter-inch down from the bud. If the wood is still brown where you just cut, you can go down a little farther to where you see new, green growth.

3. Re-mulch plant and flower beds. Turn the old, decomposed mulch into the soil and then add a 2-inch layer of fresh mulch. Avoid piling up mulch around your tree and shrub roots, as this can result in what is known as “root rot.”

4. Start your paving projects. Now is the time to build paths, walkways and patios so they’ll be ready for your backyard enjoyment come the spring and summer months.

Get a jump on your spring lawn and garden projects. Email mikehyde@4seasonslawns.com today.

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