Every homeowner knows how important maintaining a beautiful yard is to boosting curb appeal. This is because curb appeal plays an essential role in sprucing up your home’s exterior and increasing the resale value of your property. Maintaining a beautiful yard sounds like a lot of work for many homeowners, while others believe they lack the skills or time required. But keeping your yard looking green and beautiful isn’t something that should take up too much of your time nor require technical skills. The following tips can help you maintain a beautiful yard without doing too much.
1. Prune your trees promptly
The longer you leave the trees in your yard to grow unruly branches, the more damage they will do to your curb appeal and the more work you’ll have to put in when pruning them. So, prune your trees promptly. “Promptly” means your tree needs shaping as soon as you notice. Similarly, don’t wait for dead trees or branches to stay in your yard for too long.
Take the time to trim your trees if you notice branches are extending dangerously into other places. For example, a tree branch is too close to your window or a power cable. It’s important to understand the difference between tree trimming vs tree pruning and why you should do both as often (and promptly) as necessary. However, if this seems like a task that’s too big for you, or you don’t think you’d have the time to be religious with your pruning, you can always hire the services of professionals.
2. Take proactive measures against weeds
Weeds grow easily and require very little to thrive. They not only ruin the view of your yard but also compete with your plants for nutrients. Weeds can be stubborn and difficult to remove when they’re allowed to overgrow. To avoid the headache of weeds in your yard, you must take proactive measures against them to prevent them from growing in the first place. Plus, being proactive against weeds is easier and less time-consuming than getting rid of them after they’ve grown. If you notice any weed growing in your yard, you need to eliminate it immediately.
3. Keep on cleaning up leaves
Many homeowners limit themselves to cleaning up fallen leaves in their yards during fall. But leaves may fall during different seasons too. So, continue to be on the lookout for them. If you have trees like oak in your yard, you can expect them to continue shedding even during spring and winter, requiring frequent cleaning. It may sound like too much work, but the more frequently you clean up fallen leaves, the less effort you’ll have to put in.
Also, be sure not to keep heaps of leaves piled up for too long in your yard, as doing this will help prevent the formation of molds and other forms of decaying matter in your yard. While raking may seem the most effective way to clean up fallen leaves, you might want to avoid raking your yard, especially if the ground is wet.