Salesman image

When working


Get your garden spring-ready

Spring is around the corner and it’s finally time to roll up the sleeves and put on the garden gloves. We’ve put together a list to help you lay the foundation for a great looking garden.

1. Rake and clean up


Wait until any snow has melted and the soil begun to dry to start your spring cleaning. Use a rake or leaf blower to remove leaves, pine cones, sticks, scattered mulch and more. If left on the lawn, these debris can lead to mold and even decay. Add the debris to your compost pile to grow your supply of nutrient-rich soil.

2. Clear away weeds


Eliminate weeds early, before they gain energy from the sun and grow out of control. As an alternative to toxic herbicides, Automower® is an all-natural way to control the presence of weeds in your lawn.

234BT

3. Check your equipment


Make sure your outdoor power equipment is prepped and ready for the season ahead. Check fluid levels, charge batteries and sharpen blades.

Is it time to invest in a new mower? Read through our helpful buying guide.

4. Loosen soil


To freshen up the look of your flowerbeds, use a tiller or cultivator to loosen the soil, allowing oxygen to reach the roots of the plant. Consider an attachment-capable trimmer as a way to reduce the number of tools in your shed.

Cultivate the soil with a trimmer attachment

5. Prune trees


Dead or dying limbs should be removed from your trees sooner rather than later. Fruit trees require pruning in order to bear fruit, and flowering trees need it to encourage attractive blooms. Just be careful not to cut too early, as the cuts will endanger the tree’s health if the temperature drops below freezing (Note: Trees carrying stoned fruits, such as cherry, apricot, plum and peach, should not be pruned in the spring.)

Pick up a battery-powered pole saw to make the job easier.

6. Trim hedges and bushes


Any hedge or bush with leaves on it should be trimmed during the early spring. Conifers are better trimmed during the growing season. Battery-powered hedge trimmers are lightweight and easy to start.

7. Mow the lawn


Your lawn needs time to recover after the winter months, so wait to cut until it has begun to actively grow. Also, don’t cut the grass too short the first couple of times – a grass level of two to three inches makes for a healthy and sustainable lawn. Alternatively, you can leave the work to Automower®.

8. Edge the lawn


If you want your lawn’s appearance to really pop, don’t forget to trim the sides and edges. Sharp edges will complete the job, adding an additional level of detail and helping your lawn stand out beautifully.

9. Provide a home for birds


What’s the spring season without chirping birds? Now’s the time to put up a bird feeder or bird house in your yard to welcome some feathered friends.

Trim the hedges
Women trimming in garden

Related articles

  • 128C
    Lawn and Garden

    How to maintain your yard during the summer

    Summer is the outdoor season! Here are some tips for maintaining a perfect yard during the dog days of summer.

  • Automower 230 ACX
    Lawn and Garden

    FAQ for Robotic Mowers – Husqvarna Automower®

    At Husqvarna, we have been developing robot lawn mowers for over 20 years. This wealth of experience, combined with our innovative engineering techniques, means that the Husqvarna Automower® will help you achieve a perfect yard.

  • YTH tractor
    Lawn and Garden

    All seasons lawn care tips and maintenance schedule

    For a healthy lawn all year round, use our lawn care tips and maintenance schedule.