Let’s be honest, maintaining your backyard is a never ending process, and sometimes it can be hard to keep up with all the work that needs to be done. A simple mowing of the grass isn’t always going to cut it (pardon the pun), so you should be aware of the other key measures that can help to keep your backyard in top condition.This article will be providing 4 hot tips on maintaining that jungle, helping ensure it is safe and appealing for family and guests alike.
- Maintain a healthy lawn
Depending on the layout of your backyard, your lawn can be the most prominent feature in your backyard. It is for this reason that you should be protecting and maintaining the lawn in an effective way. Due to the hot climate in Australia, temperatures over 30 degrees celsius can actually stunt the growth of the lawn, so it’s important to not cut your grass too short to prevent the soil from drying out. The best time to set your irrigation to water the lawn is between 5 and 8 am, and be aware of overwatering your garden as this can produce mould.
- Hire garden equipment
From chainsaws to whipper snippers, buying all manner of different garden equipment, tools and machines can be very expensive work. If you do need to take care of some work in the backyard but doubt you’ll use that expensive piece of machinery much at all after that, it is a wise decision to hire this equipment to help save you some money. This will also mean that these pieces of equipment don’t start to pile up around your home, leading to an even more chaotic backyard.
When you choose to hire from a garden equipment supplier you can also take the time to ask them questions about what they believe would be the best tools for the job. This is the perfect time to pick the brains of these garden specialists, ensuring peace of mind that you’ll be tackling the job in an effective manner.
- Hire a skip bin
Sometimes the jungle of a backyard that you have to take care of can create an enormous amount of waste. Not only organic green waste, but old bricks and stone can also be a nuisance around the garden that you should consider getting rid of. Hiring a skip bin is a great option to ensure that you are properly disposing of the waste in an efficient manner. Plus, you don’t want to leave garden waste lying around for long as it can attract pests and bacteria.
- Taking care of weeds
Weeds are one of the most time consuming elements of maintaining your garden, and are often the one that people cite as being the most annoying. Weeds can quickly get out of hand in your backyard if they aren’t dealt with properly. You can help save some time by catching these weeds early in the spring, before they have set seed.
You can apply residual weedkiller to areas such as paths and drives, helping to stop weeds from sprouting up. For perennial weeds, you can apply a systemic contact weedkiller directly onto leaves. This ensures that you only kill the unwanted plants that can be growing near the roots.
As we mentioned at the start of this article, maintaining your garden is a never ending process, so always make sure you are regularly taking care of issues or waste build up in your garden before they become much larger problems.