When you own a home with a lawn you are now saddled with the maintenance of your yard. To some people this can be a burden. Others find a lot of enjoyment from lawn care and also find ways to enhance their yards. The lawn and landscape are an important part of your home’s appearance and value, so this aspect of your home should not be taken lightly.
The size of your lawn has much to do with what type of lawn mower you get. Large hilly areas might require a riding lawn mower. If this is the case there are many types to choose from and a lot will depend on the features of your yard; lots of trees, tight spaces etc.
If you only need a push mower then there are also many options. Self propelled, attachments, mulching, bagging. The prices vary greatly also, but you can get a relatively inexpensive mower for whatever your needs. A good weed trimmer will help keep your lawns edges and borders looking nice.
If your lawn is not established you will have to choose the grass seed you want to use. This is also a good time to think about weed killers, because you can eliminate the weeds before they grow. You will almost always need fertilizer depending on your soils concentration of nutrients.
After your lawn is established there are many different ways to enhance it’s appearance. You might consider a back yard patio. There are many different materials to choose from based on appearance and durability. This also might be a do it your self project if you want to save some money or enjoy this type of work. Installing a fire pit and providing shade will make your patio useful more often.
A garden is another great way to make your lawn look great. Many people find great satisfaction in designing and maintaining a garden around their home. The possibilities are endless with the types of flowers you like and the shape of your garden. Even a very small lawn will be improved with a few plants.
Finally you might be thinking about a fence to enclose your yard. Wooden fences are nice looking and there are many options available. Whether it is for privacy, appearance, or for pets there will be some style that appeals to you.
As you can see lawn care and maintenance is a big part of owning a home and it is not you should do yourself if you don’t know how. It is always best to consult with a professional lawn care company, such as ET Lawn Care LLC, before doing anything on your lawn. It can also be very enjoyable to see the results of a well cared for and healthy lawn.