Fall cleaning and organizing your backyard go hand in hand. Invest in high quality storage products to enjoy the spaces you create for a lifetime.
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Organize your Backyard for the Fall
The long, hot days of summer are behind us. Hopefully we have some great memories to add to those that were already on our databank and we will back able to reminisce for many years to come. The time and effort involved in getting our backyards ready for summer was an excellent investment, as the time spent there with family and friends will be a focal part of our memories. Barbecues and get-togethers with our loved ones is what life is all about. However, the days are getting shorter, the evenings are accompanied by a slight chill, and we know that another season has passed.
There is no denying it, fall is a romantic season. The trees shedding their leaves, the change in colors, and the general coldness is the perfect setting for snuggling up with those we love. On a more practical level though, it leaves us with some work to do with the backyard that served us so well over the summer. Following are some tips for organizing your backyard for fall. It may not see the same traffic it did in summer but that doesn’t mean it should be ignored.
Get Off the Grass
The feeling of grass beneath your feet is wonderful; on the flipside though, maintaining grass can be a pain in the neck and, once the colder weather and rain comes, grass can become very unmanageable. Now is the time to add pavers and stepping stones to your grass. This will add to its practicality in the colder months without destroying its beauty. It may be getting cooler but that doesn’t mean you won’t be using your backyard at all, keep this in mind.
We have the traditional spring clean, how about the fall clean? Tidy up things that have been left lying around the yard that won’t be required for the next few months. Wipe them down, cover them if necessary and get them out of the elements. This leads us to our next tip.
Invest in Storage
If you don’t have a place to store summer furniture, gardening equipment, and all the other bits and pieces that you have lying around and don’t want exposed to the harsh elements associated with the colder months, now is the time to invest in quality storage. Plastic storage equipment such as sheds and deck boxes are practical, weather-resistant, attractive, easy to assemble, and relatively cheap. When you factor in their practicality, they are actually very cheap. These are one-off purchases that are a real must-have.
Tend to your Garden
If you have any trees that are overgrown or not in good health, now is the time to have them trimmed and assessed. If the diseased tree can be treated, do not put it off any further; if not, have it removed. Large trees in particular can wreak havoc over the fall and winter so make sure they are capable of withstanding the change of seasons. You don’t need a falling branch causing damage to property.
As is always the case, prevention is better than cure. Take the time to care for your backyard so that it will continue to provide you with plenty of good times and good memories.
How does your family organize your outdoor spaces?
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