Jun 19

Summer Yard Work Tips

When you think about summer, a few things immediately come to mind: fresh vegetables from the garden, gorgeous flowers blooming in the park, and heading outdoors with your family to have fun.  But there are a few other things that come with summer: long, hot days, sunburns, and dealing with your yard.  While the flowerbeds certainly are blooming, the grass is also growing, and the weeds are popping up all over the place.  We’ve got a few tips to make this yard work a little bit easier, though, or at least more manageable.

Do a little yard work every week.  While you may certainly have to mow every week to keep the yard under control, you don’t always have to trim your bushes or dead-head flowers that have finished blooming.  However, if you plan out your chores and do a little bit every week, you won’t have to deal with a massive amount of work all at once.  Even though you may not need to trim back your hedges just yet, by giving them maintenance trims every other week, you avoid an hour-long task.

Go out during the early morning or late evening to do your yard work, although in the evening, there are often more bugs around.  Not only is it cooler and the sun won’t be glaring down on you, but it’s also better to water during these times.  If you water during the heat of the day, more water evaporates.  Your flowers won’t get as much nourishment.

Don’t forget to wear appropriate yard work clothing.  While it may be hot out, shorts aren’t always the best attire if you’re weed eating or mowing since your legs may get hit with debris.  You should also wear a light long-sleeved shirt to keep the sun off your arms and keep them from getting scratched up.  A hat is also important to keep the sun off of you (even in the late evening and early morning, you should wear a hat).  Finally, gloves are important if you’re dealing with plants or bushes that are sticky or have thorns.  You might also wear them if you’ve had any kind of allergic reaction while gardening.

Taking care of your yard during the summer can be a lot of work, but it’s also rewarding.  A well-kept yard is a great accomplishment and looks very nice.  But don’t leave those bright cheery colors outdoors!  Bring some inside!  We have many different summer flowers for delivery in Kansas City, MO.

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