yard work

5 Ways to Make Yard Work Easier

There’s something wonderful about driving home each evening to a beautiful home and a yard filled with mature trees, happy flowers, and the warm feeling of a personal oasis. You see the tree in the center of your yard and remember when it was a newly planted sapling commemorating the birth of your first child. The rosebush under the window is a colorful and aromatic reminder of your 10th anniversary gift to your wife, as is the simple wood bench that sits on the front porch welcoming friends, neighbors, and family to sit down and stay awhile.

The downside to all this lush beauty, however, is the work that goes into keeping it look neat, orderly, and inviting. Some weekends, it feels as if all you have done is yard work, which makes the next week seem to last even longer. The good news is that we are here to help you spend more time enjoying your yard and less time working in it!

Use the Proper Tools

The worst part of yard work is the constant bending, kneeling, and pulling that can lead to pain in muscles not used to manual labor, but if you use tools like a standing weed puller, aerator shoes (strap them on your boots and walk casually around the lawn), or even a WORX Robotic Lawn Mower, you can get the job done quickly and painlessly!

Eliminate Hand Watering

With a timer and a bubbler system, you can give all your plants the correct amount of water with no effort; the timer turns the water off and on!

Construct Garden Paths That Can be Mowed Over

Trimming with a weed eater takes a lot of time, and many people build their garden paths in ways that trimming is the only way to keep the path neat. Use path materials that you can place no more than an inch above ground (solid pieces of rock work best) and can be mowed over quickly and easily.

Fertilize Once a Year

Many people tend to fertilize once in the spring and once in the fall. Stick to fall fertilizing and spend more time poolside in the spring!

Hire a Landscape Service

Let’s face it, most of us lead full and busy lives, and we don’t have the time or energy to take care of our yards the way we would like. New Image Landscape and Pools takes the work out of yard work by doing it all for you! Schedule an appointment with us today and discover the easiest way of keeping your yard looking inviting!