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Cleaning your Lawn

Your yard is an essential part of your house even though it is located outside. If you disagree, consider that this is where your children spend most of their time playing and also where you spend most of your time relaxing. By its very nature, a yard is the first thing that people see when they visit your house. It has been said that you can tell a lot about a man by the way his lawn looks. For example, if your lawn is cleanly trimmed, then it would probably be fair to assume that you are as well. Lawn cleaning is certainly a big undertaking but it doesn’t have to be difficult. Simply use the following strategies and methods to clean your lawn in the most easy and effective way possible.


You must be well prepared before taking on the strenuous activity of cleaning your own law. A good way to start is by preparing a checklist of the things to do. Have them in order, for example, the hardest one will be the first, followed by the next hardest, and so on. It’s also a good idea to eat something before you begin, in order to prevent fatigue. Along this same line, prepare bottles of water so that you can stay hydrated.
You must also consider the clothes you are going to wear. If the weather is warm, wear something light and easy to move around in. If your weather is cold then wear an appropriate jacket that still allows you to be somewhat mobile. 

The first thing to do is to remove all of the detritus from your lawn. This includes leaves, tree branches, rocks, and in some cases garbage piles.
You must then trim any overgrown trees or shrubs. This organic waste can be discarded during your weekly garbage pickup. 
Next use a blower to gather the dust and dried leaves which are too small to pick up otherwise. The excess grasses that you collect can be added into a compost pile used to create your own fertilizer.

Now it is time to mow your lawn. If you are going to use a lawn mower (which is the most common option), be sure to cut the entire grass in the same pattern. For example, if you will use a diagonal pattern, start at one end and keep this patter until you hit the other end. This uniformity will give your grass that extra zing it needs to stand out from the crowd. 

As mentioned earlier, starting a compost pile is a great way to create your own fertilizer and make use of excess organic material simultaneously. Additionally, by creating a compost pile, your overall organic waste output will decrease, giving you more room to dispose of other organic waste. To start your own compost pit simply dig a hole 3 meters into the ground. This is where your organic waste will be disposed. Add new waste once or twice a week, making sure to toss and turn whatever material has already been composting. 

Lawns should be always clean. Not cleaning your lawn may result in the unintentional devaluing of your property. The above steps should be closely followed and executed at least two to three times a month.

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