I’ve written before about the pride I take in my garden. For me, it’s the most peaceful part of my house. If there’s anything better than spending warm summer days relaxing outside, I’ve yet to find it! And yet, so many of us let our gardens go neglected, and it shouldn’t be that way. Just as you would with the inside of your home, you should take great pleasure in keeping your garden looking its best at all times.
It doesn’t need to be too much hard work, either. Getting into some good habits will make garden maintenance a lot less painful! You might even grow to love the time you spend outside under the summer sun. But first, you need to find your rhythm, and here’s how:
Make Mowing A Priority
Mowing your lawn is the garden equivalent of a spring clean. It should not, under any circumstances, be left alone. You wouldn’t let piles of trash take over your living room now, would you? Taking responsibility for your garden should be just as important to you, and cutting the grass is a good starting point. Leaving it too long only will result in ugly overgrowth. And by that point? It becomes a much harder job than if you just kept on top of it.
The amount of time you spend on it will depend on the time of year. In the summer, you should aim to trim the grass at least every two weeks. It only takes fifteen minutes or so. You can easily work that into your weekend chores. Besides, if you find you just don’t have the time, you could always reach out to a lawn care company. There really is no excuse for letting your grass grow too long.
Sweeping the Driveway
This is especially important in the fall. When leaves start to fall from the trees, they’ve got to land somewhere! Even if you don’t have trees directly above your front lawn, you can bet that the wind will cause a backlog! Get into the habit of sweeping your driveway regularly. It doesn’t take much time at all, and will leave your front of house looking tidy at all times of the year.
Get Shoveling Snow
In the winter, snow starting to fall can be a really beautiful sight. Peering out your window at the white caps all around your neighborhood is one of life’s simplest pleasures. But it isn’t very practical, is it? Snow can cause a lot of problems for your car. The cold can even stop your engine from starting! Your tires are going to have a problem fighting their way through a buildup of snow, so it’s important that you try to keep your driveway clear.
This can be a pretty physically exertive exercise, though. You might want to call on the help of your hubby if it seems like it’s too much of a cross to bear. Or, if you don’t have that option, get in touch with a snow plow company. They’ll see to it that the job is done well.