How To Clean Up Your Yard And Keep It Nice Year-Round

Your yard is an extension of your home and if it’s not properly maintained all year round, your residence is going to start to become an eyesore. So it’s important to keep your property clean. The best way to do that is by knowing what needs to be done and how to do it.

Sure, there are some of the more obvious things like raking the leaves and mowing the grass, picking up errant twigs and branches, and clearing away the most prevalent sources of pests that might be flying and crawling around in the area.

If you’re ready to get to work on cleaning up your yard, here are the crucial steps you need to take in order to have the best looking lawn on your block.

Proper Watering

It’s true, there’s a right way and a wrong way to water the lawn. Doing the latter can not only end up damaging the grass, it will make your lawn look as if you haven’t spend one minute putting any time or effort into maintaining it’s appearance.

The biggest concern is giving it too much moisture and those residences located in regions with consistent levels of high humidity need to take this into consideration before watering the grass. That’s because humidity combined with too much watering of the grass will result in wilting blades of grass that look more blue than their natural lush green hue.

Clean Up After Your Dog

Homeowners who have dogs will naturally let them out to do their business. You don’t want your pooch pooping in the house. But you don’t necessarily want those messes left in your beautiful lawn either. Dog feces left on grass can actually damage the lawn and turn it yellow in places, killing the leaves.

So if you’re not picking up your pet’s droppings after letting them out to go to the bathroom, get a bag and get to work or call your local pooper scooper service and have them deal with it. Either way, a good looking lawn is one that is devoid of fecal matter from your pet.

Plus, it’s not healthy to leave these droppings lying around on the same lawn where your family plays and relaxes outdoors. Keep it clean and healthy outside.

Pest Control

We all know how flying bugs and insects can be a real nuisance as you and your family try to enjoy the outdoors on your well-manicured lawn. Unfortunately, there’s really no way to eliminate the problem entirely, after all, the outside is where these organisms live. However, you don’t need to let them damage your lawn and the good news is that some of these bugs and insects can actually be helpful to maintaining your yard.

Knowing the difference is critical, so be sure to stay vigilant about identifying infections or bacterial impacts that most common outdoor pests can have on the health of your lawn. You can then take steps to prevent it from happening and protect your yard all year round.


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