Winter can be tough on your yard. Spring is the perfect time to remove debris and get your lawn looking great for summer gatherings. Landscaping companies can perform numerous items on your spring cleanup bucket list for a couple of hundred dollars.
What to Expect from a Spring Cleanup Service
One of the primary reasons spring cleanup is necessary is due to winter weather wreaking havoc on lawns. If you happen to live in an area of the country with mild winters and little to no snowfall, there are still benefits to a spring cleanup. Available services include:
- Debris Removal: Strong winds, rain, and heavy snowfall can bring down branches and even entire trees. Objects from neighboring properties may wind up in your yard and get buried by snow until the thaw reveals them.
- Repair Snow Mold: Snow lingering on grass often leads to mold growth. Landscapers recommend an early season mowing and a light raking of the entire yard to promote aeration and remove any affected grass.
- Water Issues: Professionals will remove any standing water on the property as well as repair any parts of a yard damaged by water. Depending on the extent of the damage, this may simply require aeration. More serious damage might require grass removal and/or sod installation.
- Tree and Plant Pruning: As soon as the weather warms to a comfortable temperature for plants, any plants that were covered for the winter should be uncovered and any dead or dying limbs should be trimmed to promote new growth.
- Plant Bed Maintenance: Winter can damage decorative plants, mulch beds, and bed borders. Professional landscape companies will survey these areas and determine if any cleanup or maintenance is needed.
- Grass Seeding: Once all snow has melted, a complete survey of the entire lawn surface should be performed. Any thin spots or areas lacking grass should be seeded immediately.
- Lawn Treatment: Warmer weather means flowers, but also weeds and crabgrass. Applying a lawn treatment in the springtime helps to promote a healthy lawn.
Spring Lawn Cleanup Costs
Spring lawn cleanup costs can vary depending on your location, yard size, the amount of work needed, service rates, and other factors. For the most accurate price information, please submit a request for free local quotes.
- Spring cleanup of a 1/3 to 1/2 acre lawn typically cost $200 – $500, not including tasks such as tree removal or extreme water damage.
- Cleanup of larger lawns (1+ acres) can cost $500 – $1,000.
- Removing large amounts of standing water or a fallen tree from a property can raise cleanup costs. Some companies, however, will discount tree removal in exchange for the wood (if of burnable quality).
- Professional landscapers charge approximately $30 – $50 per person, per hour. An average crew consisting of 3 workers costs around $90 – $150 per hour.