Whether you’re working from home or you’ve returned to working on site, you probably don’t have time to be puttering about your yard taking care of outdoor chores anymore. Those activities have to be relegated once again to your days off. With all that needs to be done, especially with the end of summer approaching, you might be wondering what you should focus on with your limited time.
Landscaping is a pretty broad category, with many projects that can take far longer than you have time for on a day off. That doesn’t mean that you can’t do some landscaping though. Trimming your trees and shrubbery is a good place to start. This will help your plants stay healthy and beautiful. In the case of your trees, trimming them will help prevent branches from hanging over your home, which can be a real problem. If your property could use some additional plant life, consider adding to it. This can be as simple as adding a planter with some beautiful flowers or as complex as transplanting a tree.
Clean Your Gutters
If it’s been a while since you cleaned your gutters, or if you can’t remember when the last time you did it was, you probably need to clean them again. Cleaning your gutters is vital to their proper function. If you have dirty or clogged gutters, your home becomes vulnerable to water damage, as they are unable to correctly direct water away from your home. That’s not the only problem dirty gutters pose to homeowners though. Your gutters can be a perfect place for pests to thrive and lay eggs. Cleaning your gutters is a simple way to make your home less inviting to these pests.
Regular lawn care is an important part of keeping your lawn looking green and healthy. Mowing your lawn is necessary, as allowing grass to grow too long can be problematic. This goes beyond mowing, too. Keeping a regular fertilizing schedule can help your lawn get the nutrients it needs. And if your lawn’s edges are starting to look a bit out of control, edging your lawn can give you nice, clean lines and keep your grass from growing out of bounds. And the great thing about mowing, fertilizing, and edging is that they can all be done on a day off.
Completing the seemingly endless list of things to be done outside can be overwhelming, and rightfully so. Instead of trying to get it all done at once, focus your efforts on your days off on some specific chores you’ll be able to complete and check off the list. You’ll feel good about finishing tasks on your list and your property will be better for it.
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