When winter is gone, and summer comes in, then it’s time to enjoy the warm temperatures. How cute it would be to enjoy this time in a sparkling yard! A clean yard accentuates your home environment with its aesthetic appeal.
Maintaining a pristine yard, however, requires more than just picking up rubbish on the lawn. It entails an organized, more profound and consistent cleanup. The following are tips and guidelines on how to make that yard clean.
Collect Fallen Debris
There are those trees like the Bradford pear and Osage orange which scatter their twigs, leaves, and fruits all over the place. Fallen branches and sticks are unsightly when they spread all over the compound.
Heap them together awaiting collection by environmental agencies on the dates they specify. Alternatively, you may prepare and deliver the debris at collection points. If collection and disposal services aren’t available in your area, you can convert the waste to mulch.
Mow the Lawn
One way to keeping the lawn healthy and yard superb is through mowing grass. By clipping off the crown, the grass becomes denser and tightly woven together. You don’t want a grazing field; you want a lawn and an executive clean yard, is that right?
Real mowing that gives the desired lawn is trimming the grass to a required height and with reasonable frequencies. Also, make sure you collect the grass clippings and pile them in a compost pit.
Prune the Vegetation
Damaged, diseased or dead branches are vulnerable to strong winds, especially after the winter storm. They also tend to distort evenness and beauty of the home landscape. The hedges could be overgrown thus getting out of proportion. Trim off all these disorderly vegetation within the yard immediately.
You can trim the ones within your reach. Organize for a professional yard trimmer to give a fashionable touch to the vegetation which you can’t manage.
Rake dead leaves and twigs
Old leaves and bottom-most slender twigs of garden plants fall off continually. They can mess up the sidewalks, garden path and prevent grass from absorbing sunlight. If you dedicate a day or two in a fortnight to rake them away, am sure you’ll avoid a traumatizing scene in the long run. In fact, dead leaves and twigs can make excellent compost for fertilizing the garden plants.
Consider a Yard Sale
Kill two birds with one stone! Sell off the junk that is idling in your yard at the garage. Other than easing off the congestion in the yard by selling the things you don’t need, you can make extra cash from the sale at the same time. For sure, you won’t fail to have an annual neighborhood sale in your locality. Sort out and categorize the things to be sold before getting them out on the market, or advertising them.