New Year, New Yard

Jan 5, 2023 | Lawn Care | 0 comments

Okay so not a whole new yard, we are just talking about a plan to make your current yard be what you have always wanted it to be.

Why Do You Need To Improve your Yard?

There is a range of reasons to have a better-maintained yard, some of which may be:

Aesthetics: A well-maintained yard can improve the appearance of your home and make it more attractive to visitors.

Property value: A well-maintained yard can increase the value of your home, making it more attractive to potential buyers if you decide to sell.

Personal enjoyment: A well-maintained yard can provide a pleasant outdoor space where you can relax, entertain guests, and enjoy the beauty of nature.

Health and safety: Properly maintaining your yard can help prevent accidents and injuries, such as tripping on uneven ground or coming into contact with harmful plants or providing a living space for unwanted critters ranging from spiders to rodents, to snakes, etc.

Environmental benefits: Maintaining a yard in an environmentally responsible way can help protect local ecosystems and improve air and water quality.

By maintaining your yard, you can create a beautiful, functional, and safe outdoor space that you and your family can enjoy for years to come.

A nice green lawn by Everything Exterior near a play area in Cedar City
An Everything Exterior Technician performs Yard Care by trimming some bushes.

Create A Yard Care Plan

To take better care of your yard next year, you will need to create a plan that outlines the tasks and activities that need to be completed on a regular basis. Some things you might want to include in your plan are:

Lawn care: This could include tasks such as mowing, watering, fertilizing, and controlling weeds.

Plant care: This could include tasks such as pruning, fertilizing, and watering your flowers, shrubs, and trees.

Pest control: This could involve taking steps to prevent pests from damaging your plants or lawn or using pest control products to eliminate existing infestations.

Landscaping: This could involve adding new plants or features to your yard or redesigning existing areas to improve their appearance or functionality.

Maintenance: This could include tasks such as cleaning up debris, repairing damaged areas, and checking for and fixing any problems with your irrigation system or other yard equipment.

By creating a plan that outlines these and other tasks, you can ensure that your yard is well-maintained and stays looking its best throughout the year. Make a written plan of what you want to do. Remember, the above list is just some options, don’t feel that you have to do them all. Make a plan that is physically and financially doable so that you will do it. Once you decide what you are going to do, put dates or frequencies with each. We recommend mowing your lawn on the same day each week. This allows for you to set a consistent watering schedule and allows you to get in the routine/habit of mowing so that you are more likely to stay with it throughout the year.

Anticipate Potential Problems

Make sure now that you are ready for any potential problems that may occur for your yard care plan. If you can foresee any of the following items being a concern, address them now as it will only be harder and thwart your plan during the year.

A beautiful green lawn in Cedar City by Everything Exterior.
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Lack of time: Maintaining a yard can be time-consuming, and people who are busy with work or other commitments may not have enough time to keep up with all the tasks that need to be done. If you are this thin on time, you probably make enough money that it is cheaper to pay someone else to do the yardwork and you focus on what you do.

Lack of knowledge or skills: People who are new to yard care or do not have a lot of experience may find it difficult to keep their yard looking good, especially if they are not familiar with the proper techniques or tools. If lack of lawn care knowledge is an issue for you, you can learn, we recommend reading our other blog posts about lawn care and by doing some basic research on Google and/or YouTube.

Physical limitations: People who have physical limitations, such as mobility issues or disabilities, may find it difficult to perform some of the tasks involved in yard care, such as mowing the lawn or pruning shrubs. Don’t risk getting hurt or doing something dumb. If this is an issue, DIY lawn care is most likely not the option for you. You will want to pay to have it done or consider to moving to an HOA or area where the lawn care and landscaping is taken care of.

Lack of resources: People who do not have access to the necessary tools, equipment, or materials may struggle to maintain their yard effectively. If you don’t have them now, you won’t when you need them. This is something to think about because if you do want to do your yard care yourself, then you’ll need some tools and equipment. The good thing about making your yard care plan in the winter is that is the best time to buy equipment as previous year models are on sale and retailers are trying to make space for new products.

Disinterest: Some people simply may not enjoy yard work or may not see the value in maintaining a well-manicured yard. If you have read this far, then this probably isn’t an issue for you.

Hopefully this helps you to set and reach some new goals for your yard care. If after reading this it seems like too much, Everything Exterior is always available for a full-service yard care package so you can have it done without having to worry or do any of it. Request a free quote here.

 

An Everything Exterior Technician performs Yard Care by edging and trimming a lawn.
Brent Williams
Brent is a lifelong Utah resident and graduate of SUU. He mowed his first lawn at age 5 and has been enthralled by all things lawn care ever since. He enjoys spending time with his family, recreating in the great Utah outdoors, being involved in the local community, and performing research and development experiments of all sorts.