You either hate yard work, or you absolutely love it. It seems that there is no inbetween. Some people like spending time laboring in the yard because it’s cathartic. The sun on their backs, the hands to the earth, the fresh, mineral laden, earthy air, and the beauty of a weed free yard gives some people satisfaction that nothing else can.
Other people can’t stand the thought of laboring away in the yard for hours at a time in the hot sun. There’s no reward in it for them. If they feel that way, it’s probably just because they don’t know what a yard can really do for them.
It’s really each to their own, but a pretty yard is beneficial to everybody, not just the ones who spend their days toiling away and caring for it. A yard is good for a lot of things, so here are some handy ways to get the most out of your yard this summer:
Plant a Garden
Maybe you don’t know where to begin to plant a garden. The idea has always sounded nice to you, but the amount of work doesn’t seem worth it for what you get out of it. This couldn’t be more wrong. A garden is an amazing thing to have. If you’re big on vegetables, you shouldn’t go without one. You’ll rarely have to go to the store, you’ll have organic produce right at hand in your backyard, fresh as possible, and you’ll learn how to connect with the earth in a new and much more tender way.
Keep it Hydrated
Just as you need water to stay alive, happy, and perky, your yard is the same way. If you have an automated sprinkler system, your job is easy…if you don’t, you’ll have to take on a little bit more responsibility. That’s okay, though. As long as you get the right accessories for your purpose, you’ll have an easy time keeping your yard green and vibrant with life. Get a hose, a sprinkler, set it up, and run through the sprinkler while you’re at it to add some more fun to the situation.
Have Barbeques Often
A yard is only well used if there are people around to enjoy it. This summer, get in the habit of having barbeques and get-togethers often. Set up a net in the backyard and play some sportsball. Eat food. Grill. Pick berries and veggies fresh from the garden. Enjoy the yard in which you’ve labored for perfection. You take care of your yard and it will take care of you.
Getting the most out of your yard isn’t hard, it’s kind of a labor of love. If you’re absolutely adamant that you don’t want to do the dirty work yourself, just hire somebody out and enjoy the fruits of their labor with your wallet. In any case, your yard is your biggest asset come the spring and summer months.