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Advanced Lawn Maintenance Tips for Large Yards

When you have a large yard, lawn care becomes a massive project. However, it doesn’t have to be complicated. It just takes some planning, a good riding lawnmower, and the right tools to create a landscape to die for, one that everyone will admire but won’t take all day for you to perform lawn maintenance.

Advanced Lawn Maintenance Tips for Large Yards (1)

The following landscaping tips can help you care for and mow extensive gardens in no time.

Use Landscape Design

Reduce the amount of lawn you have to mow by creating a landscape design that breaks your garden up into outdoor sections, sort of like rooms in a house with unique focal points of each area.

The layout will differ depending on the yard, the house, and the areas your family intends to use for specific purposes. Even so, here are a few ideas you can use to start:

  • Use hedges and shrubs to create borders or extend flower beds in different areas of the yard.
  • Plant trees for shady reading areas.
  • Install a fountain in one or two of the landscaped areas
  • Design a patio with a fire pit for family and friends
  • Create a tool shed and integrate it into the landscape to store the riding lawn mower and other gardening tools you need.
  • Use a section of the yard to create a pretty vegetable garden that adds beauty and function

Get The Right Equipment

People who have spacious yards, need to consider investing in lawn tractors to make mowing less of a chore. Otherwise, you will need a good-quality mower, but you can expect to spend some time mowing the lawn. Lawn tractors are relatively easy to maintain and can last for a long time if they are provided with the care they need.

You will need to plan your mowing tasks and work with the right attachments to make the cutting a shorter job. You may need a bagger to collect the cuttings so you can mix them into your compost or use them as mulch around flowering plants and trees.

Possible accessories are mulching kits, a snowplow attachment for the driveway, a rake, or a brush. All of these can attach to the riding mower to make swift work of maintenance tasks.

Whether you are using a ride-on mower or a standard walk-behind, you need to mow in different directions to ensure the grass remains upright. If your lawn is large, doing this might entail mowing in sections so you can get the job done quickly.

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Author Bio:  Brooke Chaplan is a freelance writer and blogger. She lives and works out of her home in Los Lunas, New Mexico. She loves the outdoors and spends most of her time hiking, biking, and gardening. For more information, contact Brooke via Facebook at facebook.com/brooke.chaplan or Twitter @BrookeChaplan

 

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