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Jul 16, 2018

7 Easy Tips to Quick Yard Cleanup

Your yard is an extension of your home; think of it as an outdoor room. And as you would put time and effort into cleaning and decorating your home, you should also put the same effort into making sure your outdoor living space is also appealing.  Here are some easy tips for a quick yard cleanup.

Deadhead Flowers

Flowers go through a cycle, and following their peak bloom, they fade, droop and die. This helps to create the seeds that will foster a future generation of flowers. To perform an instant pick-me-up on your flower garden, trim away the dead flowers and leaves. Using a small rake, pull away any debris that has fallen on the ground.

Trim Overgrown Bushes

In growing season, errant shoots can seemingly come out of nowhere on the shrubbery and bushes surround your foundation. Use a trimmer to easily reshape shrubbery and remove extra-long branches and shoots. Trim away any dead portions of the shrubs or bushes at the same time.

Edge Gardens and Walkways

Use a string trimmer to cut the tall grasses that just can’t be reached by the lawnmower. They are often found along walkways, garden edges, paths, trees and foundations. If you’re really ambitious, use an electric edger to give a crisp, clean edge to walkways.

Cut Dead Branches

Dead or broken branches on trees are both unsightly and dangerous. In a windstorm, or really at any time, these broken or dead branches can break away, dropping onto and harming anything or anyone that is beneath them. If you cannot reach dead branches yourself, hire a professional tree service.

Cut the Grass

Grass doesn’t seem to grow all at the same rate, leaving areas of tall and short throughout the lawn as it matures. But don’t think that if you cut it short, you won’t have to cut it as often. According to the DIY Network, “Grass that’s cut too short is more susceptible to weed invasion, drought and heat damage.” Set the lawnmower to about a 3” height and cut about every 5-7 days, depending on its growth rate.

Place Potted Plants

An instant way to create a lovely garden space is with large planters. Insert brightly colored and scented flowers, or create a kitchen herb garden. Since these plantings are in pots, they can be clustered in attractive settings or moved around to give a new look to your outdoor living space. Place potted flowers near entrances and on decks for an inviting and colorful transition from the outdoors to the indoors.

The Easiest Quick Yard Cleanup Tip of All: Call 123JUNK

Once you’ve chopped, lopped and dropped all your yard debris into one or more piles, it’s time to call 123JUNK. Our professional crews will come to your yard and haul away all that unsightly yard debris for you in one (or more) of our big red trucks. Just point us to the piles you want remove.

And while you’re at this yard cleanup, are there any structures that need to go? How about an old swingset, sandbox, hot tub or pool? We take that away also.

Your yard is going to be so beautiful that you won’t be able to stand to go back inside the house again. You’ll want to spend all your time admiring your yard.

We’re glad to help.

Contact 123JUNK to schedule your yard debris pickup today.

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