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7 Backyard Cleanup Tips for a Clean and Tidy Outdoor Space

7 Backyard Cleanup Tips for a Clean and Tidy Outdoor Space By Rob Biehl On October 22, 2019

Your backyard is an ideal place to relax or spend quality time with your family, socialize with friends, neighbors, colleagues, and more. However, it's essential to maintain a clean and tidy backyard to enjoy such activities. When it comes to buying or selling a property, a well-kept backyard enhances its value.

Here are 7 backyard cleanup tips for a well-maintained yard and garden.

1. Get Rid of the Debris

get rid of the debris

Strong wind, rain, and snow usually damage the trees and plants in most backyards. Collect all fallen branches and scattered sticks and dispose of them at a selected drop-off spot. You can also rent a wood-chipper from a nearby hardware shop and turn this debris into mulch for the garden.

2. Rake Dead Leaves and Twigs

rake dead leaves from your backyard

Regularly rake dead leaves and twigs in your backyard. If you don't want to compost the raked leaves, make alternative arrangements to dispose of these bagged leaves.

3. Prune Your Plants

Prune Your Plants

You should prune the weather-damaged shrubs and tree limbs. If the task seems challenging to you, then opt for professional tree trimming services.

Also read: 7 Common Lawn Problems and How to Fix Them

4. Clip Ornamental Grasses

clip ornamental grasses in your backyard

Clip the ornamental grasses in your backyard periodically. If trimming abundant ornamental grass seems too tedious to you, then try wrapping a bungee cord around each bunch of grass before clipping it.

5. Mow Your Lawn

Mow your lawn

You should mow your lawn regularly by cutting about one-third of the grass blade in a single mowing. You can include these grass clippings to your compost pile or use them to make mulch for your garden.

Also read: Top 7 Benefits of Mulching Your Garden

6. Prepare a Compost Pile

Prepare a Compost Pile

You can prepare a compost pile using grass clippings, old leaves, previous season's mulch, and worn-out foliage. To make a compost pile, gather everything into a heap and mix some topsoil to it. Water the pile until it is moist and leave it on.

7. Eliminate Things You Can't Recycle

eliminate things you can't recycle after backyard clean up

Once you are done with your yard cleaning, you may be left with a collection of general items like stumps, huge branches, metals, plasterboard, and so on. You can hire professionals to eliminate these bulky items that can't be disposed of at your local dumping site.

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Remember that your backyard requires regular cleaning and maintenance so that it looks appealing year-round. Call us today for professional backyard cleaning assistance.

 

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Rob Biehl

Rob Biehl

Rob Biehl has been in the commercial and residential landscaping business for many, many years. His experience and understanding of project management as well as his extensive horticultural knowledge has added significant value to many clients’ landscape image.

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