Depending on what area of the country you live in and its climate, in some areas spring is just around the corner. And to prepare your yard for the upcoming thaw in the weather there are some tasks you will need to tackle as soon as the weather and your soil warms up to get your yard back to looking great. Here are some tips to help you get your yard in order this spring.

Provide Ground Cover

A ground cover of mulch on your yard's landscaped areas will provide many benefits to your home and its surrounding soil. And you can order it through a local landscaping company to have it delivered right to your yard. 

Mulch made of wood chips, bark, and any other variety of organic materials will boost the appearance of your landscaping as it gives the surface a rich uniform appearance and removes the appearance of gray, dried out soil. Then, when you spread the mulch over the soil it will help the soil absorb more sunlight and heat the soil more quickly in the spring. The mulch absorbs the UV radiation and traps it into the soil along with any moisture you provide to your landscaping soil.

And as an added benefit, mulching your soil will help to add essential nutrients back into the surrounding area as it breaks down and decomposes. This will boost the nutrient value of your soil and further help your landscaping vegetation growth.

Prepare the Soil

The areas in your yard you are not planning to install mulch, such as a vegetable garden and other growing areas, you can take some steps to get the soil's nutrient levels more rich. If you have a compost pile from last fall, you can pull compost directly from it to add to your soil. If your compost pile has been kept hot all winter with a heat absorbing covering, it will be perfect for soil supplementation. Otherwise, you can buy some bagged manure from a local home and garden or nursery shop, which you will need to mix thoroughly into the soil.

You can also begin your own compost pile if you do not already have one. Add layers of green and brown organic materials from your yard and home. You can add in lawn clippings, dead vegetation from last fall that you have cleared out of your yard's landscaping areas, and vegetable and fruit peelings and scraps. You can also add in dryer lint and used coffee grounds to your pile.

Look into bulk mulch pallets delivery to find out how much it would cost to fertilize your yard.