As important as the house itself, your yard shows the face of your home. Therefore it needs to be maintained to keep it clean and tidy. A clean and tidy yard not only will keep your house value, but also will satisfy you as the homeowner. If you think that yard maintenance will take too much time and money, here we have round up some simple ways to keep your yard clean and tidy.
Prepare The Tools
The first thing on the list is to prepare the right tools. For starter, you can start making the essentials such as gardening gloves, a rake, clippers, a shovel, large trash bags, a hose, and fertilizer. Depending on the size of your yard, if you have a huge yard, you may opt to invest in a lawn tractor or automatic sprinkler to get the job done easier. If you got a small or medium sized yard, then you may not need to splurge on those tools. When you already have the right tools, it will be easier for you to start working in a yard. You can start by cleaning the trash from your yard and installing the new hose.
Trim It Often
You may think that the most time-consuming task of yard maintenance is trimming, pruning and weeding. That is, true only if you keep neglecting the task, and the trees and bushes already lost their beautiful shape. If you start the habit of trimming your trees and shrubs regularly, you will only need a little time to cut those large or broken branches. Therefore the task can be done by yourself, eliminating the needs to hire a gardener and minimizing the cost. The same goes with the grass on the yard. Try to weed the lawn regularly to keep out of stubborn weeds.
Maintain Your Furniture
To complement the yard, you might already have some beautiful outdoor furniture and patio. Not only they will add some style and aesthetic to your yard, but they also become an excellent place to sit back and relax while enjoying your yard. Maintaining the outdoor furniture and patio is also essential, because when the furniture and terrace are not well maintained it will give an impact on the overall look of your yard. Just wipe your furniture and sweep your patio regularly to remove any dust and dirt. You will also need to repaint your furniture and deck periodically.