Give your yard some tender loving care
Every fall, conscientious homeowners do maintenance work on their homes in order to prepare for the winter.
But what about the yard, the deck and the flower beds?
These jobs will only take up a few hours of your time, but they ensure that your outdoor living area will remain beautiful for years to come.
First of all, if your patio or deck is dirty, clean the stones or deck planks thoroughly with a stiff brush in order to avoid even more dirt building up over the winter.
If this isn’t sufficient, use a pressure washer. This way, you’ll only have to give it a light cleaning when spring returns, and you won’t have to waste any time before basking in the warmth of the sun.
If you don’t have enough room to store your garden furniture in the shed or garage, cover everything with a good quality cover.
Today’s garden furniture is elegant and sometimes expensive, so it should be taken care of in order to protect your investment. Ensure that the covers are strapped down so that they won’t blow away during a winter storm. The same applies to your barbecue.
Where the yard is concerned, be sure to cut the grass back to a height of five centimetres, which is ideal for the winter.
Leave the grass cuttings on the lawn. You can do the same thing with dead leaves.
The lawn mower will mulch them, providing an excellent fertilizer for your lawn.
Lastly, don’t forget to empty the earth out of your flower pots or they will crack during the first heavy frosts.
Mulching the grass and dead leaves in the fall is a great way to fertilize for a healthy lawn in the spring.