With the recent stay-at-home ordinances in Lawrence and Topeka, many of us are stuck at home for the next couple weeks. You may think – “What am I supposed to do with all of this new found time?” Besides binge watching your favorite TV shows and movies, we’ve come up with a list of ideas to help you get a breath of fresh air and begin some spring projects in your yard. 


  • Perform a spring clean up – Cleaning up your landscape beds can help give you instant curb appeal. If you haven’t done so already, a spring clean up can be started with a few supplies. Check out our blog on how to perform a spring clean up.


  • Mulching – Add a layer of fresh mulch to your landscape beds to freshen up your landscaping. If you haven’t purchased mulch already, you can do so online to avoid public contact, but Schendel also offers mulching services.


  • Plan a vegetable or herb garden – Even if you haven’t bought seeds yet, plan where you’re going to plant a garden. Will you plant in pots or in your yard? Make a list of supplies you’ll need. How many of each type of seed or plant will you install? How much space will each one need? Research the best time to plant these types of plants.


  • Start seeds indoors for vegetables or herbs – If you’ve purchased seeds already, some types of seeds can be started indoors with proper light. The easiest way to start seeds indoors is with a seed starter kit, but you can also start seeds in small paper cups or in egg cartons. This is a great activity to get kids involved in! 


  • Plant seeds in your garden – Some types of vegetables and herbs can be planted outdoors now. Amidst all the craziness going on right now, this activity can be therapeutic and is a great way to get some Vitamin D.


  • Purchase potting soil for any pots you’ll utilize this spring – Don’t let the stay-at-home order stop your spring projects. You can even purchase soil or mulch online to make progress on your projects later on.


  • Tune up your lawn mower – Mowing season is here. Changing the oil as well as the filters, and also sharpening your mowing blade can help maintain the investment in your lawn mower. Sharpening the blade regularly is essential to a good-looking lawn and promotes your lawn’s health. If you don’t feel comfortable doing this on your own, hire a local professional. 


  • Put down weed preventative in your landscape beds – A pre-emergent, also known as weed preventative, application is recommended for landscape beds every other month March-November. This can be purchased at hardware or home improvement stores, or even online. But if you’d like to leave it up to a professional, Schendel also provides this service. 


During this difficult time, the Schendel team will continue to provide services as usual, as we’ve been deemed an essential business. Our team members are taking extra precautions for the protection of their health and yours as well. If you’re interested in getting in contact with us about an upcoming service or project, we do offer free quotes and consultations. Contact us today: Tellus@mycreativelawn.com, 785-286-0015 (Topeka), 785-330-5326 (Lawrence)



Want some landscape inspiration? Checkout out 18 of our recent landscape projects and get inspired for spring. Download the document below by clicking the image below.