In today’s world of jam-packed schedules, various aspects of our lives often get neglected, such as the appearance of our landscaping. Without even realizing it, our lawns can become unmanaged, messy and eventually die out. When someone drives down the street, the first thing that he or she sees in front of a house is the front lawn. The way it is kept, its color, and how neat it looks are all things that people are going to judge that house by. Be honest, when you drive down the street and see a lawn that is brown, has tons of weeds and big bald spots, what’s your first impression?
For this reason, it is tremendously important to keep your lawn healthy and kept nicely. It’s similar to hairstyle – would you walk around in public with bed-head and unwashed hair? No! Instead, trim it. Trimming your lawn can provide that extra pizazz that is missing. It keeps it all nice and level but still maintains that “full” look that people like. Again, just like hair, there are many options to choose from when mowing and trimming: horizontal cut? Vertical cut? How long should it be? These are all questions that come to mind.
Got trees? Well, with trees come leaves. Is your yard covered in fallen leaves, which are slowly turning brown and getting ready to completely ruin your lawn come winter time? Another overlooked but important aspect of lawn care is leaf removal: making sure that those pesky leaves aren’t piling up in your lawn for too long. Not only do they look bad, but once they start decomposing and getting soggy they attract all kinds of critters that you wouldn’t want you, your family and your friends to be exposed to!
Does it seem like you’re trying hard, but your lawn just won’t grow the way you want it to, or do you just want that extra appeal that your neighbors’ lawns have? You probably need fertilizer. It might sound funny to keep comparing grass to humans: but they are both living things! Just like humans, grass needs vitamins and nutrients to live long and prosper too! Fertilizers give lawns potassium, phosphorus, nitrogen, calcium and magnesium – all of which are necessities!
How about your gutters? Are your gutters nice and clean, sparkling, without even a bit of grime and dirt? Of course not! Once again, your gutters can add big points to your curb appeal. Not only are they important in achieving and maintaining that “clean cut” look, but the cleanliness of your gutters can help protect the environment, especially our underground water supplies, from becoming polluted. In the United States, authorities are really cracking down on the requirements for our gutters. The Environmental Protection Agency is very concerned with what is going into our wells and underground sewers, and you should be too, because a lot of that water winds back up into our lakes!
To recap, here’s t the steps to achieving that perfect lawn you’re looking for. Not only to improve the appearance of you, your house, and even your street, but to minimize unwanted pests, and help keep the environment free of toxins that could end back up in our water supplies. 1. Mowing: achieving a perfect mow that flows in nice rows is key. 2. Trimming: this cleans up what the initial mow couldn’t get, evens out the yard and increases curb appeal. 3. Fertilizing: you want to keep that grass growing back healthy and strong, right? 4. Gutters: making sure the gutters get cleaned after mowing, and stay clean, are important last steps in your mission of curb appeal.