How To Create A Yard The Neighbors Will Envy

When it comes to home care and maintenance it can be nice to be the envy of the neighbors. Since most neighbors are never going to set foot in your house it is important to make sure the outside of the house, and even the yard (front and back), is appealing. The grass is always greener on the other side, and wouldn’t it be nice if you were the one on the other side?

Getting a yard looking good isn’t going to be an easy thing. It may take a bit of work depending on how well it is normally maintained. Here are some tips to create an awesome yard everyone in the street can enjoy.

Manage Trees

The trees in the yard can’t just be ignored. Trees can get damaged by storms, and they can get old and die, and this makes them a risk for the home, garage, and vehicles in the driveway. If there are dead or dying trees it’s important to get them dealt with.

You also want to keep the healthy trees healthy. That means watching for bugs, rot, damage, and maybe even fertilizing them if they are young trees that were only planted recently.

Mow And Fertilize

Mowing and fertilizing the lawn are important things to do, to keep the yard looking lush and green. For those who live in a dryer climate, consider investing in Gilmour sprinklers which will help keep the grass hydrated.

Take some time to learn what grass used in the lawn because different grass needs different care. Knowing this little detail will indicate how often to mow the lawn and how short to cut it.

Plant Some Flowers

Not everyone is into flowers and flower gardens, but they can add a lot of color to the yard. Even if there is only a line of colorful flowers across the front of the house it can add a splash of eye-appealing color. For those who don’t want to have to do a lot of work, like planting new flowers every year, opt for perennials that come back on their own.

Do Some Landscaping

Flowers are not the only things that can be used to do a little landscaping. Consider adding a bush or two around the front porch, plant some flowering shrubs, or look into getting some fruit trees. Mulch (there are plenty of types to choose from) or stones are relatively easy to add around the bases of the trees, plants, and shrubs.

Add Something Extra

This could mean putting in a pond or a fountain. It could mean building a nice deck to spend summers and cookouts on. It could even mean building an outdoor brick oven to grill on.

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Melissa Thompson

Melissa is a mother of 2, lives in Utah, and writes for a multitude of sites. She is currently the EIC of and writes about health, wellness, and business topics.