Even those of us with green thumbs sometimes dread all the maintenance a garden or yard demands. Like raising a child, the needs are constant and the dependence on human maintenance is absolute. Similarly, the rewards and gratification for tending to a well-manicured yard or garden is tangible. It is akin to a piece of artwork that you can admire from your abode, or show off to your friends and neighbours. It is literally a form of cultivating life and appreciating the gifts of nature through careful stewardship. And it represents a real break from the constant connectedness of devices which are now mandatory for so many careers, and seemingly much of our social lives.
All of that said, there are times that sleeping in on your day off seems like the more desirable choice. Given that, let’s take a look at ways to eliminate some of the chores of yardwork. It’s of course impossible to eliminate all of the undesirable work, but some simple planning and knowing when to call for help goes a long way.
Calling in the professionals
Let’s say you have just moved into a great home, maybe a bit of a fixer upper, but a place you chose specifically for the land it sits on and the opportunities to create a gorgeous lawn. Let’s also suppose the land has been left a bit wild. Cultivating a gorgeous lawn from this state will take a considerable amount of work, which means that calling a lawn service company will be a wise, time-saving investment. Do some research and make sure to choose one that only has good testimonies and a quality reputation within the community. In a state like Nevada, for instance, henderson yard clean ups would best be serviced by Landscaping Henderson Pro.
Planning, planning, planning
Just like anything else in life, a little bit of planning will save you time in the long-term. Your future self will thank you if you do things like till to aerate the soil and dig up the roots of deep weeds before planting seeds. Similarly, tackling weeds can be alleviated by regularly using pesticides (natural, homemade solutions are recommended) instead of waiting for the weeds to grow larger and more resilient. In gardens, you will want to make sure that none of the trees or plants, when they grow to full size, grow large enough to block out any crucial sunlight for smaller plants or vegetables.
Automate as much as you can
There are a lot of ways you can create systems to reduce your workload that work for you automatically. You can set up sprinklers on timers (where the only task you’d have is to rotate them around regularly), or have a built-in spray system to water your lawn. Another thing you can do is introduce animals that are natural predators to pests. One example would be putting ladybugs in your garden to terrorize the spider mites, aphids, and other pests that will quickly destroy your crop if left unchecked.
So there you have it: being systematic and smart, and knowing when to call on the pros is the crux of how to get the most of your yard or garden without breaking your back!