Anyone who’s blitzed through this blog at all knows that I HATE clutter. So much so, in fact, that I actually officially registered the hashtag #ihateclutter. I mean, that’s a pretty strong hatred, folks! Time was invested into that one! But I’ll admit – most of the time my detest of clutter is focused INSIDE our home.Keeping your garden free of clutter! #ihateclutter #gardening Click To Tweet
According to my research, spending time outdoors is good for our physical and mental health. One of the easiest ways to get in touch with your inner self is by stepping out into your garden, but a cluttered backyard isn’t always the best spot for relaxing. Let’s go over some of the ways that you can keep your yard clean, organized, and free of clutter so that you and your family can make the most of your outdoor space.
Keep the Lawn Trimmed
It’s no secret that lawn maintenance is one of the main keys to keeping a tidy home and yard. If you mow at least once every one to two weeks, you can keep your lawn looking its best. (And if you’re in Florida like we are and the rainy season is upon us, you’ll soon be needing to mow every few days!) Mowing and trimming regularly ensures that you get rid of unhealthy growth, encouraging fresh, green growth throughout your grass. As an added bonus, old trimmings can make a great fertilizer for future shoots in the garden!
Mowing, trimming, and weed-whacking your lawn does more than just impress the neighbors. By keeping your grass at a moderate height, you can discourage pests such as fleas and ticks that may pose a threat to the health of you, your family, and your pets. You can also discourage rodents that may either be carrying disease, damaging your home’s foundation, or eating away at your food stores.
Use Storage Stations
It’s just as important to have storage space outside your home as it is indoors. You should have a space for all of your garden gear, from yard tools to pool toys. It’s a good idea to set up separate storage stations in deck boxes, sheds, or even simple outdoor cabinets to reduce clutter around your backyard. For gardening tools, such as these broadforks from Easy Digging, you may want to invest in a mobile storage unit that you can easily transport around your yard.
If your outdoor setup includes patio furniture, you can prolong its life by investing in a specialized storage setup. When left out in the wind and rain, pillows or blankets can deteriorate quickly. If you place them in a sealed container when not in use, or even use patio furniture covers, you can keep your patio in brand new condition for years on end. If there are any strong summer storms headed your way, definitely bring in any umbrellas you’re using outdoors, lest they snap under the high winds.
It’s much easier to relax in a clean yard than one that’s full of clutter. Not to mention, it’s much easier to care for a clean yard than one that’s full of clutter. Take some time to evaluate your space and make the most of it!
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