As summertime comes, you’re probably finding yourself spending more time outdoors. The heat draws us outdoors and after the cold of the winter months, it’s time to focus on taking care of your front and back yard to keep everything healthy and aesthetically pleasing.
Landscaping is what ties everything together in your yard. Through planning where to put your garden, trees, water fountains, or anything else you might want you’re able to create a cohesive and beautiful yard. Hiring professionals to help is always a good idea, but doing little DIY projects every now and then can go a long way for keeping your yard looking great for the summer.
Watering Your Lawn
Over watering or under watering your grass can cause damage to your lawn. The number of times a week you should water your lawn depends on where you live and the kind of grass. Factors like the temperature and amount of rainfall can all affect your lawn. 2-4 times a week is a good estimate of times you should turn on your sprinklers or water it yourself.
Mow Your Lawn
Mowing your lawn ensures that your grass stays healthy and doesn’t overgrow. Always make sure the blades on your mower are sharp enough to prevent tears and damage to your grass. You should mow your lawn no more than once a week.
Pulling weeds is another way you can keep your grass healthy and your yard looking good. Weeds can also cause damage to your plants by stealing the important nutrients that they need for themselves. When pulling weeds make sure you’ve also removed the entire root, if you don’t then it could continue to grow and spread. If your weeds are out of control or you don’t want to manually pull every one, you could always look into getting a weed killer that is safe for your grass or kids or pets.
It’s important to keep the trees in your yard healthy. You can do this by fertilizing, pruning, and keeping an eye out for signs of decay from the tree. The last thing you want is for a dying tree to fall and hit your house or someone else’s. Calling professionals to help you with the health of your tree or to remove dead ones is always a good idea.
Planting flowers in your yard can add color to your yard. Before planting, it’s a good idea to look up the types of flowers that will grow during the summer and what kind of soil you’ll need. This can also be a fun activity to do with children and can give them something to do during their time off of school.
Just like flowers, vegetables can bring color and put your yard to use. Many vegetables can be planted during the summer and then will be ready by fall to eat. This can keep you busy during the summer months and can be a positive addition to your home.