A yard is often seen as representative of the people living inside the home, and many homeowners take great pride in making sure that their yards look as good as possible. Keeping a well-maintained yard can increase the value of your home; after all, curb appeal means a lot to new buyers. The following list details some of the ways you can begin transforming your yard into the picture-perfect result you've always wanted.
Trimming and Cutting Back
As the old saying goes, less is more. This cannot be more true about the trees and plants within your yard. It is important to make sure that these two things are trimmed routinely. Trees and shrubs are the most visible things in your yard and often the first that people will see when they're driving down your street. Trimming trees can also provide you with peace of mind that a branch won't fall on your home, your car, or in your neighbor's yard during a wind storm. Overgrown trees and bushes can provide plenty of nesting and hiding places for pests, which is another reason to keep plants properly trimmed and maintained.
Clean Your Gutters
Some of the most overlooked aspects of maintaining a clean and visibly pleasing yard are the gutters. Dirty and clogged gutters create an excessive amount of water that can cause soil erosion, which can damage or even drown your plants and flowers, making your yard less appealing. Because your gutters are often out of sight, out of mind, damage caused by running water from your gutter is often found way too late. Make sure cleaning your home's gutters is placed at the forefront of your yard transformation to-do list. Clogged gutters can also run water onto your driveway, and may cause puddles or even damage.
Properly watering your yard is an important step toward making your yard look as good as possible. If you're setting up a sprinkler to do the job overnight, make sure that it is working correctly. Inadequate amounts of water can cause roots to grow weak and too shallow. This can cause serious issues when summertime arrives. Always adhere to your local county laws regarding watering before implementing these tips.
Getting that perfect look to your yard may be a challenge, but it is not an impossible thing to do with the right planning. With the right mindset and drive, anyone can transform their yard from bare and dull to green and welcoming.
Now that you’re spending more time in your beautiful yard, make sure to pick up a Bug Bite Thing, to relieve any irritants you may encounter.