• Pat’s Gardening Gang

If you want to take care of your lawn and backyard, it’s important you clean them regularly. From my experience, I totally ignored my lawn for the last three to four months and it has become a huge mess around my house. Needless to say, my lonely lawn is one huge, hot mess.

Then, I took some steps to clean up the mess on my lawn and make it attractive. For inspiration, I am going to share my experience regarding the ways to clean up your lawn.

  • Be Prepared

First thing is first. You need to be prepared for start cleaning your lawn. Make sure you have everything you need to clean your lawn and make it beautiful ever. Here is a list of few things you may need:

If you don’t have the necessary things, you may stop cleaning the mess around your lawn in the middle of the operation. So, it will better if you arrange all the necessary tools to start cleaning your lawn.

  • Plan of Attack

Very crucial because the following scenario has happened to me more times than I’d like: I have to face a huge mess out there and I just want to share it with you. When it was my turn, I was confused where to start. So, for a major project like a lawn clean-up, you need to make a proper plan from where to start and what to do first. You can make a list of your dos and do according to that. After every step is done, just mark the item done on your list.

  • Weed

Weed is the enemy of plants. If you have some good plants at your lawn, it is better to eradicate the weeds regularly. This may not be the funniest part at all to clean up the weeds at your lawn. But it has to be done. You can involve your kids to clean up the weeds from your lawn. You can give them a bonus –like for every bag of weeds they pull, they get a dollar or a pizza.  After cleaning up the weeds, it’s the best idea to use weed killer on your lawn for stopping the future growth of weeds.

  • Fertilize 

After a long break of good take care, your plants may be starving for some nutrients. Now it is the time to give them a nice dose of natural fertilizer to make it sure that they grow healthy and strong. You may be thinking, why we should use natural fertilizer instead of using synthetic lawn fertilizer.

Because, natural fertilizer is the best for your grass, environment, and plants like the breast milk are ideal for a child. It is already proved that natural fertilizer works best than synthetic.

  • Cut your grass correctly

It is an important step to make your lawn more attractive and cleaner than ever it was. You need to select an ideal height to cut your grass as it enables them to grow more healthy and strong.  In fact, different grass species have different needs in terms of grass cutting height. Before cutting your grass, you can read some guides to grass cutting heights to apply to your lawn. You can buy a reel mower to do this step. This makes for healthier and stronger grass in general. Water your lawn deeply and less often to let the grasses to be grown up so quickly.

  • Hire Someone

It is a common matter that, you can be busy with other things to do any or all of the above things. You already know what to do to clean up your lawn and make it greener and beautiful. But, you have no times to spend for any of those described above. Hire a gardener to do help you to clean the lawn if you have not any gardener too. Just ask your friends or neighbors for any recommended gardener who can clean up all the mess. If you can do it on your own, then it is the best option.

Do you have any good tips for making lawn clean-up easier and make it attractive in look?