Summer is the perfect time for lawn care, and it’s the season when most lawn care needs to happen. If you’re looking for tasks to do outside this summer beyond mowing the grass and weeding the garden, here are a few ideas for commonly overlooked lawn care jobs.
Grading doesn’t mean giving your lawn an A for effort: it means looking at the angle of the ground relative to your home. This may seem like something relatively minor or unimportant, but it isn’t. If the ground slopes towards your home, you may find yourself with a damp problem, or even flooding, and if it’s stacked too high against the foundation, you may damage your foundation or even your siding. If you need help with your lawn’s grading look for landscaping/excavating Erie PA or your area.
Trees are often the gems of your lawn. They might hold the swing your children love or shade your house from the worst heat of the sun. Just don’t forget that they are living things and they need TLC from time to time. The occasional trim can do wonders to keep your trees happy and your family safe. Watch out for roots as well. If they get into your foundations, that’s bad for the house, and if they’re compressed underneath a driveway, that’s bad for the tree.
Everyone knows that mowing is important, but what sets the best lawns apart isn’t the length of the grass but where the grass ends. Whether your lawn meets the sidewalk or a series of garden beds, the edge of your lawn should be clean and well-defined. That kind of attention to detail makes the best lawns stand out.
Your lawn is the first thing people see when they come to your house and the last thing they see when they leave. It just makes sense to make sure that it looks as good as it possibly can.