Are you struggling to maintain your yard and your thinking of selling your home today?
While having a yard or a beautiful garden can add a lot of joy and satisfaction to your life, it can also be frustrating if you don’t have the ability to maintain it like you wish you could. Sometimes, the bigger the yard, the bigger problem becomes.
We absolutely understand where you are right now because we’ve worked with home-sellers in your exact position.
Many homeowners want to have a big, beautiful yard, but they just don’t have the time or energy to maintain it. If you’re one of these people, here are a few things that you might want to consider doing:
Hire Lawn Care Services
The cost of hiring lawn care professionals depends on the size of your lawn and the type of work you need to be done. Based on the fees of three (3) expert lawn care specialists in Georgia, the average weekly cost of maintaining a 4800ft2 lawn range from $22 – $45.
For some people, that can be expensive because it means spending more than $100 per month. But remember that you can hire them on a seasonal basis only. For example, you can call a professional before winter rolls in or after — basically when it’s the most chaotic in your yard.
The benefit of getting lawn care specialists is that they have the tools and equipment to clean up and fix your lawn in the most efficient and safest way possible. You won’t be wasting your money on them.
Replace Your Yard with Gravel or Wood Chips
Scraping off parts of your yard and covering them with gravel or wood chips will reduce the area you’ll need to maintain. Wood chips only need to be replaced or maintained at least once every four (4), while gravel can last even longer without any regular upkeep. Gravel and wood chips can suppress weed growth and to enhance this effect, you can place a landscape fabric weed barrier beneath. When you install your gravel or wood chips properly, you won’t have to mow that much area on your lawn anymore.
Invest in More Efficient Yard Maintenance Tools
The reason why lawn care experts are in business is that they can do the job faster and more efficient. And this is because they invest in lawn care equipment such as high-performing lawn mowers, trimmers, blowers, aerators, and many more. If you have a big lawn, you might consider investing in these tools as well because having them will give you more savings in the long run as compared to hiring professionals over and over again.
Know When It’s Best to Work
Different plants have different growth requirements. That’s why there are seasonal plants, and there are perennial plants. For weeds, even though they’re genetically programmed to grow and reproduce faster than normal plants, they also have certain months when they grow even faster, a.k.a the Summer months. So, it’s advisable to start eliminating weeds during Spring or risk doing more work thereafter.
After taking the weeds out, you can delay their growth by:
- Not mowing too short
- Planting wildflowers
- Watering your lawn at just the right amount
- Not working with any fertilizer during Spring
- Spraying a weed growth preventer
Increase Flower Beds
Weeds love the sun. So, when you block sunlight from reaching the seeds found in the soil, you are preventing their growth. One way to block sunlight is to plant flowers. The logic here is similar to applying mulch — you’re adding a dense physical barrier to block sunlight basically.
Some of the flowers that grow into beautifully, dense beds include:
- Lily of the Valley
Consider Hardscaping Before Selling Your House
Hardscaping is the process of installing decorative or useful structures in your lawn. Again, this provides a physical barrier that prevents weed seeds from germinating (and growing eventually). You’ll need to hire professionals for this of course but the benefits will be worth it in the long run. Hardscaping features can include fountains, benches, fences, etc.
If you haven’t heard of it yet, there is such a thing as a low maintenance yard, lawn and garden. However, this involves starting over and planning the zonation of your lawn. For example:
- Plants that need more water than others should be placed near a water source
- Keep paths straights (avoid narrow, winding paths)
- Plan you irrigation system
- Plant garden produce that doesn’t need to be pruned as frequently
- Plant a tree or shrubs in your lawn
Xeriscaping is the process of landscaping wherein the goal is to be able to reduce water use whilst keeping the garden or lawn alive. It’s kind of a sustainable landscaping practice. A xeriscape is a logical choice because apart from not having to take out too much weed, you also won’t have to water the area as much.
Downsize to A Home with a Smaller Yard
When all of the abovementioned options are not practical for you, the last we want to recommend is for you to relocate to another home. A home where the lawn is smaller, thus requiring lesser maintenance effort. There’s no need to worry about how to get money to buy another home because you can always sell your current home as it is.
At Spire Property Solutions, we help homeowners find feasible solutions to their property problems. And if those don’t work, we give homeowners a cash offer to buy their houses. Yes, you can sell your home to us for cash so you won’t have to worry about your large, unkept lawn any longer.
Call us today at (678) 318 – 1801 and get a cash offer for you home today!