Summer is long, long gone. Welcome to fall! The trees and their leaves do make for spectacular photo taking opportunities.
Do you know what else trees and their leaves make for? They make for a pain in the butt!
Cleaning the yard of leaves is a pain in the fall. It’s wet, cold and the wind just blows them all over the place. No matter what you do, you end up raking more and more. Let me tell you that raking leaves in quite the work out.
I did a bunch or raking of wet leaves at a rental home before I decided to become a homeowner. My lats were so sore the next week. Lesson learned though.
So I want to give you a few tips to help you clean your yard of leaves.
# 1 – Wait
I’m a very particular gal and I like things clean. That includes my yard. So when fall comes and the leaves start falling of the trees, I get the urge to clean them up.
Over the years though I’ve learnt to wait. You must wait until all the leaves fall down, then you clean them up. Trust me on this. If you don’t wait, you’ll spend far more grunt work trying to rake all the leaves up.
# 2 – Do It On Nice Day
I mentioned earlier that I raked a bunch of leaves at a rental home. The one thing I learnt that day was that wet leaves are heavy and require more strength to move them around.
So I highly suggest you wait for a nice day to do it on. I’d also wait for a nice dry stretch of weather so the leaves are dryer and easier to rake.
#3 – Hire Help
If you really hate this task, you can always hire help from a yard maintenance Calgary company come and solve your issues. They might only take a couple of hours so the cost could be worthwhile. You can stay inside and enjoy a cup of hot chocolate and let them deal with the work!
# 4 – Get Leaf Blower
A leaf blower can really help you save time and strength. The nice thing about a leaf blower is that I can be used for other tasks around the home like cleaning the driveway or garage. So it’s a good investment.
# 5 – Mulch Them
Another option is to simply mulch the leaves into your lawn. Scots has a great article on how to do that and the benefits of doing so.
# 6 – Remove Your Trees
If you are dead set on how much you hate raking leaves, one option is to remove the problem trees. In doing so, you are saying that you don’t like nature. Trees are amazing and provide shade in the summer. But if you must hire a tree removal Calgary company, by all means do so, it’s your house.
Hopefully you will enjoy and use these tips on how to clean your yard up. I’ve given a few great options to help with the process and hope you use a few of them to get your yard cleaner more efficiently.