If you don’t spend much time in your backyard, it can turn into a messy, uninviting place to be. To make it a more welcoming space, you need to clean it up and get organised.
You can start by clearing out the trash, removing the weeds and getting rid of any debris that is causing a mess in your backyard. Once that’s done, you can continue cleaning the rest of your backyard.
Start with the Trash
The first step to cleaning your backyard is to sort through the trash. Start by removing everything that you don’t need and put it in a garbage bag or box.
Once your trash is gone, it will be easier to clear away the rest of the debris in your yard. This includes weeds, dead plants, leaves and more.
It is also important to remove any tree limbs that are drooping too close to the ground or in an unsafe position. These drooping branches can cause damage to your home or fall on you during a storm.
After you’ve completed this task, clean all the outdoor toys and furniture. This will help keep the backyard organized and tidy, making it a better place to spend time with family or friends.
Free Up Some Storage Space
One of the best ways to free up some much-needed space is by getting rid of unwanted clutter. It’s not always easy to do that, but if you can do it you can be proud of your clean and green outdoor space in no time at all. It’s also a good idea to keep an eye out for things you can sell or donate to a worthy cause. This could be anything from old kid’s toys to a caravan you’re no longer using. The best way to do this is to make a list and then stick to it. It will take a bit of time and effort but it’s well worth the rewards.
Remove Weeds and Debris
Weeds are notoriously tough to get rid of, but with a little determination and some clever tactics, you can reclaim your backyard.
Annual weeds have just one growing season, while perennial weeds are more persistent and can even set seeds. The best way to fight weeds is to attack them early in their life cycle.
A propane weed torch is a good tool for this task. It heats up weeds to a high temperature that destroys their leaves and prevents them from photosynthesizing, killing them off.
If you’re not interested in a chemical weed killer, starving a weed of light is an effective and inexpensive alternative. Newspaper, tarps, and trash bags work well to smother weeds.
Rearrange the Furniture
Rearranging the furniture is a great way to make your backyard feel refreshed. Not only is it a fun and rewarding project, but it can also help you free up some storage space in the process.
Relocating your furniture isn’t just about making room for new items – it can also improve traffic flow and protect your carpets from sun damage. As a matter of fact, it’s one of the most effective ways to combat uneven wear and sun fading in your carpet.
Rearranging your furniture is also a good way to find out what you really want in your living room or bedroom. It can help you identify your true aesthetic without buyer’s remorse and may even elevate your mood in the process.
Rearrange the Plants
Early spring is a great time to move plants from one location to another. Plants may have outgrown their space or simply need a different environment. You can arrange the plants by height and style to create a group that blends together. Using neutral planters and shades of green makes the arrangement more pleasing to the eye. It also helps to use a variety of plants that have similar needs in the same containers. For example, if you have a garden with a lot of colorful flowers and shrubs, try to use a few different colors and styles of containers. You can even elevate some of the pots in your backyard to give them a more interesting appearance.
Dust and mud can easily collect on leaves, so you should clean them regularly. Using a soft paintbrush, pipe cleaner, or a soft toothbrush, gently brush the dust and fuzz from the base of each leaf to the tip.