The term spring cleanup is often used in the landscape world. Unfortunately, this is an ambiguous term that can lead to confusion. What one company refers to as a spring cleanup could be completely different than the service another company offers using the same name. Most importantly, no two yards are exactly the same, meaning a one size fits all approach isn't always the best option.
When we think of a spring cleanup at Huron Landscape & Maintenance, here are the first things that come to mind.
Cutting down any perennials or ornamental grasses left over from last year.
Blowing out and collecting any leaves that might have collected around plants.
Pruning back certain shrubs like roses, smooth hydrangeas or spireas. For most shrubbery it is best to wait until July after flowering and the spring growth spurt.
Cleaning up bed edges by fixing metal and plastic edging, or cutting new edges if needed.
Weeding, top dressing mulch, and using pre-emergent to prevent future weeds.
Other companies might offer core aeration, fertilizing or over seeding as part of a spring cleanup package. Maybe these are services that are important to you, but maybe not. When hiring a landscape contractor, it is important to make sure you have a good understanding of the work that will be done. When everyone is on the same page before the job has started, it can eliminate headaches after the job is complete.