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How to Make Your Yard Look Good All Year Round

Dreaming of the perfect yard? Here’s the scoop on how to make your yard look good all year round. Stay active with your lawn for all seasons no matter your location. Spring, summer, autumn, and winter, all seasons can benefit you when regarding your lawn. Some people experience harsher or milder seasons based on their locations; no matter the destination, everyone can work towards achieving that gorgeous yard all year long.

How to Make Your Yard Look Good All Year Round


When spring rolls around, going crazy with a rake over the dead leaves and grass instantly gives your lawn a breath of fresh air, literally. This helps to circulate the ground and makes a good starting point for fertilizer to be laid down. When applying fertilizer, follow directions for personal safety and to ensure this gets properly soaked into the soil. After fertilization, regular mowing, trimming, and watering should have your yard spruced up in no time.


Now comes the dreaded summer heat that poses fear of potential dry spots on lawns everywhere. Trees, shrubs, and bushes are great for this. These luscious, green beauties provide shade for the lawn, flowers, and all outdoor items needed in your front or back yards; especially if they are well maintained. According to, tree trimming offers a variety of beneficial methods. A few of these perks include added exposure to sunlight, prevention from tree infections, and properly training youthful trees to grow in natural ways. These added improvements from trimming your trees are sure to add that extra spark needed for a perfect year-round yard.


Autumn brings cooler weather and vibrant colors, but what can it do for your yard? Those leave piles that the neighborhood kids like to jump in may just pay off for you. Raking leaves off your lawn allows the sun to shine on any needed spots damaged by decreased temperatures. Raking also prevents places for snow mold to grow under once winter has dropped its blankets of snow. Not only does raking help but pulling any pesky weeds from the garden and applying weed killer can prevent future springtime weeds as well. Top this off with your usual mowing and watering and you have yourself a gorgeous fall yard and winter prepared lawn.


Do you see beautiful, white-topped trees, and frosty mornings of winter; or the frustrating mounds of snow hiding that once precious yard? Not to worry, like all seasons, winter too shall pass and a helpful tip to make your yard pop the next year is to avoid walking on your lawn. Yes, even though it’s covered in snow, the lawn can still be affected by your footfalls.

When the ground is cold, walking back and forth, especially in a path, can smash and eventually damage the grass, making it harder to grow upon spring’s arrival. Ice your sidewalks, save your lawn, and use these helpful tips to create that good-looking lawn all year round.


Author Bio: Rachelle Wilber is a freelance writer living in the San Diego, California area. She graduated from San Diego State University with her Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism and Media Studies. She tries to find an interest in all topics and themes, which prompts her writing. When she isn’t on her porch writing in the sun, you can find her shopping, at the beach, or at the gym. Follow her on Twitter and Facebook: @RachelleWilber;

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