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When the weather is pleasant, your yard is perhaps the best place to spend time in. There’s no denying the fact that having a great-looking yard can change how your house looks, from the pristine green lawn that helps you breathe easily to the colorful pop of flowers that send a sweet floral scent your way to the relaxing gurgle of your pond that can bring you peace of mind, relaxing in your beautiful yard can put all of your worries at bay.
However, if the yard is messy and chaotic, it can do the complete opposite, sending you into a spiral of stress and negative feelings! Read on for the top ways to keep your yard neat and tidy so that you can enjoy it as your personal safe haven all year round.
Have the Right Tools
The first and most important thing to do when keeping your yard neat is making sure that you have the tools and garden supplies needed to maintain your yard. If you don’t have the tools you need, it will be incredibly difficult to maintain your yard, if not impossible. Some of the essential tools that you should make sure to have are gloves, a rake, a shovel, a wheelbarrow, and a garden hose.
Garden bed maintenance will also need shears, pruners, and a digging fork, as well as any tools specific to the plants you are growing. If you have a lawn in your yard, it is essential to also invest in a lawnmower so that you can always keep your lawn trimmed and neat and perhaps a sprinkler to keep it appropriately watered.
Keep your Furniture, Patio, and Deck Clean
If you have yard furniture, a patio, or a deck, you should make it a priority to always keep them clean. A good rule of thumb is to clean your patio furniture thoroughly at least yearly. When they aren’t maintained well, they can transform the look of your entire yard and make it look messy and old even if it’s neat and tidy. You should make sure to always sweep off any dust and debris that may accumulate on their surfaces. Raking leaves that fall off of trees and bushes and end up all over the place should also be a priority.
Another pro garden maintenance tip is to cover up your furniture to protect them from weathering as furniture that looks weathered can make your yard look messy and unattractive. Investing in furniture covers can also save you the trouble of having to replace them, and they are typically quite pricey, so it may not be practical to do so. If you don’t want to pay money and invest in new furniture covers then you can also put old sheets over them. You should also get them repainted if the paint starts to chip, which commonly happens with outdoor furniture especially when it is exposed to extreme weather conditions such as constant sun, wind, or rain.
Maintain your Lawn
Your lawn should always be maintained and kept in good condition. Your lawn should be mowed regularly with your lawnmower and kept at a length that is neither too long nor too short. After you’re done trimming your lawn, you should also make sure to maintain your lawnmower so that it always stays in tip-top shape. To be able to clean underneath your lawnmower, you’ll need to invest in lawn mower lifts that can help you easily change lawn mower blades, clean the build-up accumulated from the grass, and maintain your lawnmower easily.
However, in order to pick a suitable lawn mower lift for you, you’ll need to take into consideration several different factors. These factors include lawnmower capacity based on the size of your lawnmower, the lifting mechanisms offered by the lawnmower lifter, and the lifting height of the lawnmower lift. You should also look at the storage space that the lifter needs so you can make sure you have enough space to stow it away when you aren’t using it.
Another essential part of lawn maintenance is making sure that your lawn is always watered so that it will stay bright green and healthy. An easy way to make sure your lawn always gets enough water (but also isn’t overwatered in a way that it becomes unhealthy) is to install a sprinkler. The garden sprinkler will make sure your lawn gets the right amount of water consistently and ensure that you don’t have to manually water it, which can be a laborious and exhausting task. Your sprinkler can also be adjusted to water other flowerbeds, so it can save you a lot of time and energy. When it comes to fertilizing your lawn, you should make sure to do it around four times a year to keep it looking lush and healthy.
Keep your Bushes in Shape
It is recommended that you always make sure to keep your bushes trimmed. This is because bushes can dictate how your yard ultimately looks. Bushes that aren’t properly trimmed can overpower your yard by making it look messy and unkempt, even if that isn’t the case. Some bushes may need more trimming than others as they may grow at faster rates. To keep your bushes in perfect shape, a recommendation is to create a trimming schedule and trim them all at one time-perhaps once a month or more if needed.
Maintain Neat Garden Beds
Make sure when planting garden beds in your yard that you plant with intention. Landscapers recommend grouping flowers that are alike. You should also maintain the same number of inches between each group of plants. Also, use similar textures of plants and place them together so that they look neat and tidy.
Too many textures placed alongside each other in the same garden bed can make the bed look messy and out of control. You should also make sure to maintain the plants in the garden through pruning and weeding and also get rid of any pests that cause plants to become discolored or grow abnormally. Make sure you also pick out all of your weeds so that they don’t wreak havoc on your neat garden beds. Additionally, you should also water your plants on time so that they stay healthy and looking good.
Having the right tools, keeping your yard furniture, patio, and deck clean, keeping your lawn and bushes trimmed, and maintaining neat and tidy garden beds can help keep your yard in the best possible shape. These helpful tips will ensure that your yard is constantly a place of rest and relaxation that you can always come to when you need to chill out and de-stress from the troubles of the outside world.