A beautiful backyard space is a wonderful perk in the summertime when the weather is warm. However, in order to be able to enjoy your outdoor space, it will require proper hardcore and being proactive about keeping up with yard work.
Although it may seem like a pain in the neck to keep up with working on your yard in the winter, it will pay off when you’ve got a gorgeous yard during the summer season.
Take a look at some of the best tips for a beautiful yard that will be the envy of every neighbor.
Prune Your Trees
In winter and the beginning of spring, you should take out your ladder and get to work on pruning. Get rid of unwanted branches on the bottom and remove any disfigured parts of your trees that have been damaged by the harsh weather of the colder seasons.
If you’ve never pruned before, consider buying a book first or watching a YouTube video with a tutorial. It may require a little practice on your part before you start chopping away mindlessly. Taking care of your trees becomes easier the more that you do it.
Clean Up Leaves
Leaves will accumulate throughout the year and cover your yard. Although it may not be possible to pick up every single leaf that hits the ground, you’ll be much happier with your yard’s appearance if you get rid of most of the leaf debris. Not only are piles of old leaves unsightly, but they can invite mold and even inflict sickness on your grass and shrubs.
If you don’t have a leaf blower, no problem! An old fashioned rake works just as good as it always has. If you don’t have a compost pile yet, consider starting one! Put all your unwanted leaves into the compost along with your other organic materials.
Don’t let your weeds take over your yard. As soon as they pop up, attack them as quickly as possible; otherwise, they’ll only get worse. The more sun that shines, the faster they’ll grow, so try to get to them before the sunnier months.
The larger you allow your weeds to get, the stronger their roots become, making weeding a lot more difficult. For more aggressive weeds, you may have to put up a bigger fight.
Mow Your Lawn
Most lawn experts recommend mowing your lawn when it gets to about three inches in length. Most people find that they need to mow the lawn about once a week in the spring.
If you’re interested in an alternative form of mower that’s kinder on the environment, consider a manual mower. However, for bigger properties mowing with a motorless mower may be challenging to keep up with. It’s much more difficult to cut large areas manually.
By being proactive and putting in the work year-round, your yardwork will pay off immensely in summer!