Nice and Clean: A Guide to Keeping That Lawn Clean

Written by Posted On Monday, 16 September 2019 14:19

A good lawn can make you feel proud, and it could even improve your overall property value. This is the reason homeowners take their lawns seriously, and if you are ready to do the same, then this guide should help. The following are some things you can do to keep your lawn in great condition.


Get to Cleaning


It is important that you stick to a cleaning routine. Lawns can become full of debris, and you have to be on top of this before it piles up and becomes an overwhelming job. You want to remove foreign objects, dead leaves, an even dog poop.


Dead leaves and dog poop that is left too long could end up attracting pests and may even promote mold. Besides, cleaning often helps highlight issues you might not have been aware of otherwise, like if you notice several dead branches on your lawn, then your tree may be suffering from decay. If you notice white dog poop on your lawn, this could be telling you that your dog is consuming too much calcium.


Address the Weeds


It is vital that you deal with weeds as early as you can. Ideally, you want to get rid of them at the beginning of spring when they are just sprouting. Letting these invasive species continue to grow and thrive will make them a lot harder to deal with.


This is because weeds can settle in pretty aggressively, and their roots get quite hard. Those who want to reduce the chances of dealing with weeds can start by making sure you don't mow the lawn too short. You can leave mow clippings on your lawn, and make sure you skip fertilization during spring. Also, make sure you water just enough because too much or too little can make it easier for weeds to thrive.


Place for Storage


You want to make sure you install a small storage in your lawn. The reason you are doing this is to help promote organization, and that is important if you want to keep your lawn as clean as possible.


You are going to use this small shed for small tools that you use when performing some lawn care. Keep things organized inside as well because that will make it less stressful for you when you have to go back to do it all again. You want to make sure you donate items that you really don't use, or at least store them in a storage unit outside your property. The key here is to organize, and declutter so that you can have your lawn and your peace back.


Practice With Everyone


Okay, lawn care and maintenance is not just one person's job. It is something everyone in your home needs to participate in. Ask everyone who uses your tools to make sure they are placed back in the shed once the task is complete. You also want to make sure you tell your kids not to trash the lawn.


Try to teach them to remove all debris, toys, and other items that do not belong in your lawn. Alternatively, you can also just designate a play area for your kids to go wild in. A designated play area makes it easier for you to keep the rest of your lawn clean, and it also promotes self-reliance, and that is an invaluable lesson to pass on to your child or children.


Keeping your lawn clean and pristine takes time. Give yourself patience, and tackle one issue at a time. You are going to see that your lawn is going to look great after some time. Those who don't have the time to devote yourself to your lawn and lawn care should consider hiring a specialist to help take some of the load off your shoulders.             

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Sofia Belnap

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