Detroit has already surpassed its average snowfall numbers this winter, but thankfully, spring is right around the corner. Now is the time to check the shed for some important tools to help with spring cleaning. The dreaded backyard makeover can become an exciting time of year, but only when the right stuff is available. This guide has a list of the essential requirements to help anyone near the Detroit area with a DIY backyard makeover.

Great gloves make backyard work safe and fun

Hours: Mon to Sat- 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sun- 12 p.m. to 4 p.m.

The only gloves that belong in the backyard in springtime are leather gloves with a wrist strap to prevent dirt and blisters. The spring cleaning backyard makeover can become frustrating and dangerous without some great gloves. The right gloves can be found at Detroit Garden Works, just in time for the spring season.

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Rake and shovels for picking up the mess

Hours: Mon to Fri- 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Winter is a messy season and often the backyard has not been touched since first snowfall. Branches and leaves cover what use to be a nicely trimmed lawn. This junk blankets the landscape, so to quickly gather and remove it, grab some shovels and rakes. Detroit Industrial Sales offer whole sale rates for nearly any lawn supplies and also offer a huge variety of shovels and rakes.

Garden claw for grooming flower beds

Hours: Mon to Sat – 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., Sun 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

If there is a flower bed or other plans for a garden in the backyard makeover this year, do not forget the garden claw. A good mixing of stale soil that has not been properly aerated can be accomplished with hours of digging, lifting, and getting just plain dirty. The garden claw does it all within a few minutes and a twist of the wrist. Allemon’s offers great deals on many types of garden claws.

Profession blueprints for landscape

Hours: Mon to Sat- 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Sun- 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Any backyard project deserves a great plan. English Gardens offers a free professional blueprint with landscaping and other backyard care all taken into account. This offer comes with the purchase of a gift card, so there is reason to make it to English Gardens before beginning spring cleaning in the backyard.

Variety of Garden Care Supplies

Hours: Mon to Sat- 6 a.m. to 8 p.m., Sun- 6 a.m. to 7 p.m.

To change a winter disaster to a spring oasis, it is important to have the right garden care supplies. This can range from soil to flowers to weed killer. The options are not only endless at Randazzo’s, but cheap too. It offers many varieties of flowers, fruits, and vegetables and also operates a small food market, so experts are always on site to answer backyard questions. Randazzo’s help get any spring project started on the right foot with the right supplies at the right price.

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Richard Nelson has over a decade of experience as a professional researcher, consultant, and journalist. He has traveled around the U.S. conducting interviews, researching the latest breakthroughs and broadening his horizon. Keeping him on the edge of life are his two boys and wonderful wife, as they comfortably enjoy rural Michigan between Lansing and Detroit. His work can be found at


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