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How to Prepare Your Yard & Trees for Spring

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The weather is starting to warm up and you know what that means—spring is on its way! If you’re wondering how to prepare your yard and trees for spring, you’re in the right place. At Sussex Tree, we’ve got all the tips you need to know to keep your property looking fantastic through the changing seasons. 

Springtime is the perfect time to give your yard some extra love and attention that it’s missed out on in the winter. As your trees start to wake up, check out these top 5 tips to help your lawn and trees thrive through the spring.

5 Tips for Spring Lawn Prep


When you’re starting to prep your yard after a long winter, the first thing you want to do is clean up any debris from the lawn. This includes leaves, twigs, and even those Christmas decorations you’ve been keeping up until the last minute. Now you have a clean slate to move onto the other steps in spring lawncare prep.

Mulch & Fertilizer

Mulching and fertilizing are important parts of keeping your plants and trees healthy. Surround your tree trunks with a layer of three to four inches of mulch to help the tree retain more water. Fertilizing at this time is beneficial because it is right before everything starts to bloom and grow. The Sussex Tree team are experts at mulching and ready to help you with any plant health care you need throughout any season! 


It’s advisable to mow early and often in the spring. If the grass grows too high before mowing, it can stunt the roots and harm reproduction. Sussex Tree is happy to provide residential & commercial mowing services for your property to mow just the right amount and ensure a thicker, and fuller lawn. 

Tree Trimming

Tree trimming and pruning are essential to remove all of the dead or diseased branches and prevent any property damage or injury. It can be difficult to determine whether a tree has dead branches unless you get up close, so we always recommend leaving the trimming and pruning to the professionals at Sussex Tree.

Call Sussex Tree

Don’t let the name deceive you! Sussex Tree Inc. is capable of handling all of your tree service AND landscaping needs. When it comes to plant health care and prepping for the spring, let us help your lawn and trees thrive. 


Contact us today for residential and commercial plant care, and landscaping services. The grass is always greener on our side!