Steps To Help You Regain Control of Your Home’s Landscaping

Feb 08 2021
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Landscaping: what a wonderful thing to think about right now that its literally -17 degrees outside! I would LOVE to be weeding my garden right now or planting some flowers! But spring is not so terribly far away for us here and even in this current cold snap no one can deny that Minnesota was really given a wonderfully mild winter so far. Can’t wait to get to landscaping our yard this spring and that’s only a few weeks away!

May 2020 was a far less freaky month for me than April was - I guess I adapted to the pace of quarantine. The farm here bleeding heart spring photo gallery(This is a contributed post, for more information about my compensation please read my disclosure policy)

One of the best ways to upgrade the look and feel of your home is to focus on improving your exterior. The outside of your home plays an important role in the overall design of your property since it’s the very first thing that people see. If it looks overrun with foliage and trees are growing out of control, then it’s going to look like an abandoned property.

So in this post, we’ll be taking a look at a couple of ways to help you regain control of your home’s landscaping to improve the look of your house and take back control.

Get rid of all the random stuff in your front and back yard

The first thing to do is stop treating your front and back yard like a dumping ground. If you have random things thrown around like boxes, containers, or even trash, then you should immediately clean it up to avoid further problems. Trash not only looks unsightly, but it can also encourage rodents and pests to move in. you can avoid lots of issues by simply keeping your exterior clean.

Give your exterior a good clean

Whether it’s cleaning off the dirty on your windows and siding or scrubbing down the deck and fences, you need to give your exterior a good clean before you try to do any improvements to your landscaping. This should be combined with getting rid of any random stuff that you’ve found in your front and back yard. This will help you regain some control over your exterior, but you’re still a long way from being finished!

Keep those hedges and trees under control

Another important thing to do is trim your hedges and trees to keep them from growing out of control. Think of it like your hair–if you’re not taking good care of it then it grows all over the place, looks unsightly, and can look dirty in some cases. If you don’t have the tools or experience to work on your trees, then you may want to look for tree trimming services to help you out. This is especially important for large trees that require a large ladder or even a raised platform to reach.

Replace your outdated furniture

If you’re still using plastic furniture then it’s a good time to upgrade. We suggest getting high-quality furniture where possible and pairing it with a brand-new patio if your current one looks run-down and dirty. A good set of furniture will drastically improve the overall look and feel of your home’s landscaping and is much more comfortable than cheap plastic furniture.

Plant some new flowers

New flowers are always a nice addition to a garden, but you want to first get rid of any old dying plants or flowers that no longer look nice with the rest of your exterior. Try and stick to flowers that are easy to take care of so that you don’t risk neglecting them again in the future.

Landscaping: what a wonderful thing to think about right now that its literally -17 degrees outside! I would LOVE to be weeding right now!(This is a contributed post, for more information about my compensation please read my disclosure policy)

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