Spring Clean Up

The upkeep of your yard is an important part of property maintenance. Your yard says a lot about the general condition of your home, and it has a huge effect on the curb appeal of your property.

Spring Clean Up in Lake Charles LA

The winter months are very hard on your yard, so performing seasonal maintenance can go a long way in keeping your yard in good shape.

What is a Spring Clean Up?

A spring clean-up is giving your lawn and property the care it needs after the winter months. Over the winter, your lawn stops growing as quickly as it does in the spring and summer months. However, grass, bushes, shrubbery, trees, and especially weeds all still grow even in winter. 

In Lake Charles, we receive many cold fronts, high wind events, and occasionally cold blasts that can kill plants and make your yard a mess. 

The goal of a spring clean-up is to get your yard back to looking its best. 

What Does Spring Clean Up Include? 

After the winter months, your yard will likely have fallen branches and twigs, weed growth, fading mulch, overgrown shrubs or bushes,  and lawn growth that needs to be managed. 

A Spring Clean Up Includes: 

  • Debris Removal 
  • Pruning and Trimming 
  • Garden Beds 
  • Mulching
  • Lawn Mowing
  • Weed and Fertilization 

Debris Removal 

The first step in a clean-up is to remove the dead leaves, twigs, branches, and litter from the yard and garden beds. Getting these items removed from the lawn will allow the lawn to start growing and lawn mowing to resume. 

Preparing Garden and Plant Beds

The next step is to prepare your garden beds by removing weeds, cleaning up debris, and tilling up the soil.  Properly preparing your beds now will prevent rampant weed growth in the warmer summer months. 

Prune Trees and Shrubs 

Trees and shrubs will also benefit from some spring cleaning as well. You’ll want to cut away any dead limbs and overgrowth to prevent future diseases and to improve the aesthetics. 

Lawn Mowing and Edging 

Next, you’ll want to start redefining the boundaries back in your yard. Edging the walkways and driveways, redefining flowerbeds and trees.  Mowing the lawn, and trimming around the property. 

Once you’ve completed this the yard will start to look new again, improving the aesthetics of your yard. 

Weed and Fertilization

Applying pre-emergent herbicides will go a long way to preventing weed growth later in the year. When you use pre-emergents they don’t kill existing weeds but keep them from growing in the first place.  This is a preventative measure that will pay dividends throughout the year. 

If you do have an out-of-control weed growth,  you’ll want to use post-emergent weed killers to deal with it. 


Once you’ve finished preparing your lawn and beds, you’ll want to add a fresh layer of mulch.  Adding new mulch can be like adding a fresh coat of paint.  With a new 3-4 inch layer of mulch, not only will your property look better, but it will also help to curb weed growth.  

Mulch also helps the soil retain moisture, which keeps it cool as temperatures rise protecting it from the summer heat. 

Let Our Lake Charles Lawn Pro’s Help You 

At SWLA Lawn Care, we offer reliable lawn care services, including spring clean-ups. We are committed to helping you have the best-looking yard on the block.  We will work with you to handle all of your lawn maintenance needs. 

For more information about our yard, clean-up and other services call us at:  You can also request a free quote here.

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