Get fierce lawn game with behind the scenes help from the green thumbs at Thumbtack. No need to tell the neighbors you didn’t transform bare dirt into a luscious garden yourself. Our little secret. Here are the top 10 projects to get your garden looking gorgeous by spring.
Lawn Mowing and Trimming
Mowing the lawn is all well and good until you get hay fever, forget to mow for weeks at a time, and your front yard turns into a jungle. And not a sexy jungle that’s warm and inviting. Rather a thorn-barbed tangle of ticks and weeds. Get on the good foot with regular lawn service that will make the neighbors green with envy.
Safely enclose your kiddos and dog on the property, or safely enclose your garden from the destructive powers of your dog and kids. Either way, crafty fence installers have you covered. Make it a dainty decor fence, or a tough as nails security gate—however you close it in, your garden will be ready for spring.
Tree and Shrub Planting
Import shade for the coming sun. Pros plant oak, pine, maple, fruit—you name it—trees so you don’t destroy your back or your property. From as small as five feet to upwards of 60 feet, tree wranglers safely plant trees around your home, business, or rentals to increase property value, decrease heating and cooling costs, and look beautiful. Pros can purchase on your behalf if you’re clueless about transporting a 15 foot Chinese maple in your Honda. Best of all, they can be contracted to provide regular care and maintenance of your lush, new trees.
Welcome spring with a gorgeous yard. Imagine lounging on a green lawn, mojito in hand, as butterflies frolic in the beautiful English garden surrounding you. Paver stones wind through fragrant (and drought tolerant!) bushes. Newly planted trees shade your home. Those old stumps were removed, making way for an outdoor fire pit. That doesn’t sound so bad, does it?
Outdoor Landscape Design
If the mind boggles at how to create beauty out of that patch of dirt—well, that’s where the landscape design pros step in. They see the diamond in the rough that is your barren lawn. Receive help bringing your personal vision to life, or let them custom create a design for you.
Tree Trimming and Maintenance
Developmental structuring trains young trees into long-limbed beauties. Mid-life maintenance beautifies as well as eliminates dead branches and disease. Tree removal and stump grinding comes after a happy tree life has been lived. Besides protecting your home and property, tree maintenance keeps out pests. Rats, carpenter ants, and—in warmer climates—scorpions, often gain entrance via tree branches brushing the roof and house. No thank you. A healthy trim keeps them out.
Sprinkler System Repair and Maintenance
Leaky sprinklers got you down? We feel ya. Not only are outdated sprinklers inefficient at hydrating your gorgeously landscaped garden, they’re also hard on the environment and your water bill. Invest a bit on the front end to reap environmental and financial wins in the long-run. Have a pro scope your set-up to see if repairs will help, or if swapping out old metal sprinkler heads for an economical drip irrigation system is the answer.
Fence Repair and Maintenance
Your yard is spectacular, but your fence is sagging sideways like a drunken sailor. It kind of ruins the effect. Put the world to rights again by having that leaning fence fixed, a new coat of paint or stain applied, missing boards replaced, and a snazzy update to the gate installed.
Sod is immediate gratification. No matter that you neglected to plant grass seeds, prepare the ground, or really do anything before the sunny days of spring. Sod installation pros will make it look like you worked damn hard all year for that expanse of green. Whether you have existing lawn, dirt, or rocky weeds—it’s no thing. They’ll even remove concrete before rolling a grassy green carpet of goodness where there once was only barren gray. Now that is cause for celebration.
You need help. Your full-time job and non-green thumb mean that your dream garden remains a dream. Maybe you need gardening lessons. Maybe you need someone to clean out the damn weeds so you can play in the dirt. Or maybe you need to be walked through the process step by step, from help purchasing plants, to navigating sprinkler systems, to artfully arranging the placement. Don’t worry. It’ll be fun.
You’re set for spring! There’s no need to be overwhelmed with the tasks at hand, just hop online and have your dream lawn in no time.