Eliminate Winter Woes

Do you enjoy being outdoors? Is the cold weather not allowing you as much outdoor time as you'd like? Instead of being a Scrooge, start preparing for spring now. This downtime for your lawn and garden is the perfect time to get ready for what you want to do next year.

One of the first pieces of prep you can do is to maintain your equipment. Check your lawn mower to make sure it is in top shape. It's a good idea to sharpen those blades to ensure a clean cut once your grass starts growing in the spring. Also, be sure to check that your spark plugs and filter are cleaned out, along with removing any debris from the mower deck. Since your mower will still be sitting around for a few months, it is a good idea to wait on changing the fluids until closer to your mower's first spring use.

Winter can be a great time to get your garage cleaned out or organized. Do you really need 5 shovels and rakes? Figure out what items you really need to use and donate the rest. (There are lots of places in our local area accepting donations to help support food plot development, especially in the areas where grocery stores have closed. If you want more information on where to donate garden supplies, let us know and we will point you in the right direction!) Once you've cut down the number of items to what you really need, then you can start getting everything organized. This may mean building a few extra shelves or using pegboards to add hanging space along the walls.

Lastly, if you are looking to update your landscaping, this is the ideal time to figure out what you are looking for. Figuring out those details now means that once the weather starts to warm up your will be ready to get started right away. If you would like some assistance with your landscaping needs, Cuttin' It Close is here to help.

It's never too early to plan for a beautiful, spring landscape. We offer FREE estimates and would be delighted to help. Call us at 309.692.7400 to receive your estimate. In addition, please let us know if you have any other landscaping or lawn care needs.