In many parts of the country, the grass has long ago died and dried up. The good thing about yards is that they will eventually come back around. One advantage to having a dried up yard is that it is easy to clean and maintain. With the Fall season right around the corner, now is the time to think about giving your front yard a face lift. This article will provide some suggestions for doing just that.
There are four important things that can happen when you shape up your front yard. First, you add value to your home. Second, it reduces the possibility of crime. Third, it is contagious. Your neighbors will feel inclined to work on their own yards. Finally, it makes maintenance during the fall and winter seasons easier.
Clean Up and Trim
Even though you haven’t had to mow, there are still scraggly weeds to get rid of. Especially pay close attention to fences, ditches, culverts and gates. Weeds have a tendency to thrive in these areas.
Trim trees and bushes of dead and dried out branches. This can help avoid down power lines in the winter and after strong storms this fall. You might have a large bush that has turned into a large monster. It might be time for it to go as well.
Repair broken fences and gates. There is nothing uglier than fences with missing slots and gates off their hinges.
The fences and gates should be the first priority as it is the first thing that guests would look at so it helps to create a good first impression so you can download this into your mind and start on.
What stays and what goes? Old boats, campers and vehicles do not make for good yard ornaments. However, other items like whiskey barrels, wheel barrels and miniature light houses can add to the look of your front yard.
Place your pets in the backyard. Dogs can be very hard on a front yard. Holes dug by dogs can be very unsightly. The same is true with Rover’s dog house and chain. I have always found that dogs prefer their privacy in the back yard.
Flowers placed in the right spots and cared for can add color to your yard. Flowers look better closer to your house. They can give your house a good first impression to a passer by.
Another item that can help is beauty bark, decorative rock and top soil. Just be sure to keep the weeds from growing in the middle or them. Strategically placed, they can make a difference in your homes appearance.
Edging your yard can look like you framed it. Trimming the grass along a walk or driveway and placing a border around your flowers can really accent your property.
Investing in your yard can add a sense of pride in your home and yourself.