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Practical and Helpful Tips: Options

Keeping A Clean Yard

When a person has a house that contains a garden, it may be many at times difficult for them to manage it. There are gardens that have both flowers and trees that fall off during certain times of the year like autumn. It becomes very ugly when leaves fall of trees and then dry eventually changing color. Sometimes weeds grow amongst the garden plants which can be quite dangerous to the plant growth and makes the yard seem untidy. Some tips can help one maintain a clean and tidy yard.

When leaves and flowers fall, they can be a blessing in disguise. Leaves have a nitrogen component that can be good for plant growth. Leaves can be collected manually which could be a lot of work for a gardener. Another option is to use a rake to gather a heap. This work is an aim when one decides to practice composting. This is when a yard keeper opts to keep leaves in a set location most usually a pit for a certain period instead of trashing them or burning them. With time, the compost will be ready for harvest and can be used to fuel other plant growth. The growing plants can be provided with good manure by the yard keeper.

Weeds can be controlled using some methods. The proactive approach is ensuring that they do not grow in the first place. The mulching method is an approach of this. This is the placing of a layer of organic material on the ground surface not covered by the important plants. The material has to be organic so that the plant growth may not be affected. The best alternative to an organic mulching material is grass. In time, grass also breaks down to manure and also helps the soil to retain water.

One can find it a hard task to keep away bugs from a garden full of flowers. One way to deal with this menace is by lowering the number of flower plants in the garden. Using pots is also a viable option to reduce the bug effect. Use of pots aids as well to keep the yard neat and tidy. The yard has a lot of germs which brings about the importance of maintaining a tidy garden. When one is not looking to collecting leaves for compost, they can opt to use a leaf blower which saves much time and is efficient.

Good hygiene also involves taking precaution when handling the yard. When a person is cleaning out dirt and doing garden duty; they should ensure that they use gloves and boots.