Regardless of the weather condition you are currently living in, tidying up the lawn has to be your top priority! Nothing looks worse than a dirty, unmaintained lawn when guests come over to your house. After all, it is the first thing they notice. Have you heard the famous saying, “the first impression is the last impression”?
Whether it is pruning or crabgrass prevention, there are numerous steps you can take to tidy up your lawn, yard, or garden. The only thing is that you have to be proactive.
1. Clean Your Gutters
The most annoying part of having a lawn is dealing with the clogged gutters. That is when a leaf blower comes in handy!
All you need is a special attachment that can fit the leaf blower. Instead of using your hand, you can simply get rid of the leaves in the gutter with the leaf blower. Not only will you save time, but you will also save energy. The only thing you need to be careful about is raking the leaves in your lawn before cleaning your gutter; otherwise, you will have to rake the second time.
2. Use a Tool Belt
Running back and forth for tools while you perform some necessary lawn work can get frustrating and tiring. To save on time and effort, simply wear a tool belt so that you have access to all your gardening tools.
You can fit pruning shears, weeding knives, cultivators, loppers, and hedge clippers into the tool belt so that all your equipment is kept handy at all times.
3. The Correct Way to Rake
Many people believe that raking leaves in piles is the best way to tidy up the lawn. However, there is an easier way. You can bag leaves by raking them into rows instead of a heavy pile.
Once you are done raking all leaves methodically, you can take some leaves from the far end of the row and collect them into a bag to speed up the task.
4. Bungee Cords for Pruning
Ornamental grass is one of the most difficult plantations to deal with. Trimming it back every fall can feel overwhelming and tedious. The best way to tackle this problem swiftly and easily is by using a bungee cord.
Simply wrap the cord around each section of grass you can lay your hands on. Do this before you prune the grass so that the cord can gather the clippings without making a mess. This will make cleanup easier and efficient.
If you have tidied up your lawn and believe that bagging the leaves is not necessary, you can always collect the leftover trash and dump it on the curbside. You may also discard the scraps in a backyard compost pile.
However, to do this, you need a tarp. Simply use the tarp to rake all the leaves and then drag it where you wish to dispose of them. You can also use a tarp when tidying up landscape beds as it helps get rid of all the debris with ease.
Tidying up the lawn can feel tedious, but we hope these tips help speed up your progress!