How to Care for All Your Outdoor Spaces: How to Maintain a Yard

Care for Your Outdoor Spaces

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Your yard is like an extension of your home. With everything going on in the world, caring for your outdoor spaces has become even more important. Your yard is often one of the most utilized spaces in your home.

To help manage all the lawn care advice out there, we’ve rounded up the best ways to care for your yard. Let’s get down to business.

1. Invest in Lawn Care

Caring for your lawn is one of the first places to start when it comes to yard maintenance. Mow Managers will ensure your lawn is mowed and taken care of on a regular basis. Keeping up with lawn mowing is one of the best things you can do in terms of yard care.

Regular mowing will help your lawn from getting overgrown. Kids and guests will have a hard time playing and enjoying your grass if it’s too tall. Professional mowing on a schedule takes the pressure off.

Instead of always worrying about cutting the grass, you can sit back and enjoy your yard. Your time is valuable. Mowing the lawn yourself is stressful if you don’t have the time.

2. Keep Weeds at Bay

Weeds are an important part of lawn care. Weeds can not only pop up in your grass but also in your raised garden beds, planters, and even your sidewalk. To give your yard a more updated and well-maintained appearance, take care of the weeds.

Every few days or every couple of weeks, go around and tackle pulling some of the weeds you find. The amount of time you spend on weeding will depend on the type of landscaping and outdoor space you have.

3. Winterize

Your outdoor space will often have dining and lounge furniture. In the winter, you can store your outdoor furniture to keep it protected.

Waterproof covers are also a good idea. If it isn’t feasible to put everything away each winter or fall, furniture covers will protect your patio furniture from the elements.

You should also store pots and umbrellas in a garage or shed during the winter. This will prevent anything from getting cracked or broken in the wind.

4. Keep Your Lawn Hydrated

Taking care of your lawn should include a watering routine. Whether you use a sprinkler or an irrigation system, watering your grass will keep it looking healthy.

If you have a lot of brown spots on your lawn and dead patches, it needs more water. Keep your lawn hydrated for a plush, green yard.

5. Power Wash

In the fall and spring, it’s a good time to wash your patio, deck, and outdoor furniture. If you have a power wash attachment you can give your yard a good deep clean before or after summer.

A hose on the jet setting can also do the trick on many of your outdoor spaces. Don’t attempt to power wash your siding or home without a professional. Too much pressure can do more harm than good if you aren’t trained to use the machine.

6. Clean Up After Your Pet

To keep your lawn looking healthy, it’s important to pick up after your pet. Dog droppings left on the grass can cause discoloration. After your dog does his business, make sure to pick it up.

Nightly watering will also help remove pet urine. The acid in pet urine causes grass to yellow or brown. If you can, water the spot your dog goes on immediately after.

7. Spring Cleaning

When you’re spring cleaning your home, don’t forget your outdoor spaces. Spring is the time to clean up dead plants, throw away the trash, and deep clean. When you uncover or bring back out your outdoor furniture, give it a good washing.

Take rags, soap, and water and wash down your patio table and chairs. If you have outdoor cushions or pillows, wash them in the washing machine as well.

8. Freshen Up Landscape Beds

Over the fall and winter, your landscape beds tend to collect leaves and other debris. Spring is the best time to get them cleaned up. Rake out any leaves and branches that accumulated there over the winter.

If you have dead plants, take those out to make way for your new seasonal plants. If anything needs pruning for the spring, now is the time. If you put hay or protective coverings on your plants for the winter, you can remove them as it nears summer.

Depending on where you live, the ground could still frost at night in the spring. Wait until frost is less likely so that you don’t kill any of your delicate flowers or plants in the spring.

The spring is a good time to edge your landscape beds. Over the winter and summer grass and weeds can creep into the edges. If you have mulch or rocks anywhere, freshen those up with new bags as well.

You can probably just use a few bags on top to replace what was lost over the year. A fresh layer of mulch or rocks will protect your landscaping and give your home a fresh new look for summer.

Taking Care of Your Outdoor Spaces

Caring for your lawn and outdoor spaces is important to keeping everything healthy and looking great. Consistent lawn mowing, watering, and yard clean ups will keep your yard looking green and fresh, all season long.

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