Summer is just around the corner, and with it comes barbeques, pool parties, and other forms of outdoor entertainment. However, chances are good that your yard might need a little TLC before you start inviting your friends and family over for some fun in the sun. Here are some tips to prepare your yard for summer and make it look its best.
Aerate Your Lawn
If you want your lawn to look its best, you’ll need to do more than pull weeds and fertilize. Aerating your lawn provides vital oxygen, water, and nutrients to penetrate the soil and get to the grass roots, where it belongs. After all, if your lawn’s roots are healthy, your grass will remain lush with no bare or brown spots. However, before you get started, consider the type of grass in your lawn. Cool-season grasses like Kentucky bluegrass or even ryegrass are best aerated in the fall, while warm-season grasses should be aerated in mid- to late-spring to achieve the best results. On average, you’ll need to aerate once every one to three years.
Clean Your Driveway and Porch or Patio
Concrete driveways, paver patios, wooden or concrete porches and patios can get quite dirty over the course of a single winter. There are many different ways to clean them, and you can even use a standard garden hose to get the job done. However, pressure washing is much faster and more efficient, and it removes even the toughest stains from your yard. Power washing can also preserve the longevity of your patio. This alone can add significant aesthetic appeal and make your yard a much cozier and cleaner place to host barbeques, pool parties, and much more. Professional pressure washing is often the best bet.
Remember Pest Control
Not only can pests make meals out of your beautiful flowers, shrubs, and trees, but they can also make meals out of your guests. One of the best things you can do to prepare your yard for summer involves removing any sources of standing water that can stagnate and attract mosquitos; these insects lay their eggs in pools of water. What’s more, you should check your shrubs and flowers for things like slugs, grasshoppers, snails, and even tiny aphids. If you find offenders, spray them off with a garden hose and apply an all-natural fertilizer to keep them at bay.
Build or Maintain Your Fence
A fence can provide privacy, which is important if you have a pool or if you want to entertain your guests without the neighbors looking on. If you do not have a fence, consider installing one; there are many options ranging from traditional wood planks to vinyl privacy panels. If you have an existing fence, consider cleaning it and maintaining it before the start of the season. Whitewashing is always a surefire way to breathe new life into a wooden fence, and vinyl often needs nothing more than a quick spray with a garden hose or even a pressure washing to remove ground-in stains and debris.
Getting your yard ready for summer does not have to be a difficult task. With just a few simple steps – and maybe even a little professional help – you can host parties and entertain your guests in your newly beautified space that everyone is sure to love. Contact Eco-Clean for professional and reliable power washing to get your yard ready for summer,