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Looking for a low maintenance backyard? To take proper care of your yard, you must perform basic maintenance on it. We’ll discuss five backyard chores below.
Low Maintenance Backyard
1. Feed your lawn
To keep your backyard nice and healthy, you must feed your lawn. Unless you give your lawn extra nutrients, the grass can turn thin and pale. You may also find that moss and weeds invade your lawn. Feeding your lawn regularly will ensure that your lawn is green and thick.
If you’re looking for natural fertilizer, Epsom salt is a fantastic option. They make Epsom salt from sulfur and magnesium, both ingredients can improve the health of your grass. Crushed eggshells can also act as a great fertilizer for plants. You can position these at the stems of your plants and veggies, and then add a layer of soil over the top.
2. Wash your fences
Your fences are exposed to all kinds of dirt and weather. Over time, they can end up looking grubby and dull. The best way to clean your fences is to use a power washer. Mildew and mold can easily build up on your fences. These conditions attract insects, and when insects invade, this can weaken the wood. When you power wash your fence, this can increase the lifespan of your fences, and keep your backyard looking fresh.
3. Prune your trees
Pruning your trees is important for several reasons. You might need to remove branches that are broken or dangerous or branches that carry disease. Pruning can help to improve the structure of your trees or keep them from coming in close contact with your home.
According to the Arboricultural Association, ‘To remove the branch, a sequence of step cuts should be made with a shallow cut being made first on the underside leading to a top cut outside, i.e. past, the underside cut.’ Removing a branch like this will ensure that the branch does not tear down the stem, leaving a wound that damages the tree.
4. Maintain your septic tank
If you have a septic tank in your backyard, you must maintain it properly. Experts recommend that you’ll need septic pumping services at least every 3 years. General maintenance tips for your septic tank include:
- Ensure that you keep trees a respectful distance away from your septic tank.
- Try to conserve water around the home.
- Look out for signs that your septic tank is full (for example, your drains are slow, you notice gurgling pipes and odors).
5. Clear your guttering
It’s important to clear debris out of your guttering. If your guttering becomes clogged, this can easily cause issues with your roof and your property. You might be able to clear out your gutters by yourself. If you don’t feel confident getting up on your roof, you can always call a roofing expert. My husband just cleaned out our gutters yesterday—they desperately needed it thanks to several large trees in our backyard.
Attending these five chores will help you keep your backyard in great condition. Once you’ve sorted out the practical issues, you can think about beautifying your backyard with some backyard decor ideas.