Ways to Tidy Your Lawn

Making your lawn presentable for your shoppers -- who are essentially guests on your property -- is important, because your "store front" is going to help sell your items as much as the presentation of the items themselves. How do you normally keep your yard looking awesome? There are probably some steps you take, but if you're not sure what all should go into the process, here are some ways to tidy your lawn.

A house with a clean and tidy lawn.

Mow it. This is the most obvious one! If the grass is getting long, unruly, or just uneven, go ahead and pull out the lawnmower. Hopefully, during the time of year you're having a garage sale, there isn't a lot of moisture in the grass, as that can mess with an electric mower. If you do have trouble with wet grass, see if you can find a push mower -- borrow one from a neighbor, or rent one for a day. Don't forget to clear up all the grass trimmings!

Trim the edges. A weed whacker (what a strange name, right?) is a handy yard-tidying tool that will chop up those unruly edges, usually along the concrete (in suburbs) or a fence, where the lawnmower just can't reach. Although mowing your lawn will certainly give it an overall tidier look, trimming the edges of the yard will really make it stand out as a clean, well-tended piece of property. You should do this on a regular basis, if possible, so that you don't have to go over it in layers when you finally get around to it.

Weed it. Some homeowners are blessed with yards that bear no weeds, while others have more dandelion stems than grass blades. If you get a chance, weeding your yard can make it seem much more well-groomed. Since pulling up weeds by hand can be quite the chore, try buying some safe, green (not in color, in terms of protecting the earth) weed-killing substance from your local hardware store -- either a spray or something you sprinkle over the offending areas.

Move any potted plants forward. If you have particularly beautiful denizens of your yard, make them stand out! They will be a very inviting welcome to your property. And if they're in pots, then move them forward -- not in the way of the space you need to set up your garage sale, just in view of the customers, who will feel more like they're stepping into a nice home store instead of a trashy lawn or driveway.

More tips on hosting a successful garage sale are all over our home page, GarageSaleCow.com -- so what are you waiting for?




Comments (13) -

Christian Arthur
Christian Arthur
2/25/2013 12:50:30 PM #

Before you start mowing your yard to make it presentable, gather all the needed equipments you need namely: lawn mower, rakes and a couple of garbage bags. Mow your yard evenly, follow an imaginary line to assure that it's even in both sides. After you mow, use your rakes to shrug of the grass left on the yard and sweep them into the garbage bag. Lastly, observe proper garbage disposal. Never forget, safety is your priority so be careful and cautious when using a lawn mower.

Dominic Banks
Dominic Banks
2/25/2013 12:54:24 PM #

To maintain the integrity of your lawn mower and keep its performance up to par, clear objects on your lawn before you start mowing. small rocks, tin cans, iron nails or mainly materials made out of metal can lodge on your lawn mower and disrupt its function. Can you imagine yourself doing the mowing manually with  a grass cutter? That would be time consuming and a lot harder. Better yet, prevent unnecessary damage on your machines to save time, money and effort.

Silvester Bones
Silvester Bones
2/25/2013 1:00:21 PM #

Depending on your lawn area, you have a lot of options when choosing the right lawn mower. From electric lawn mowers to powered mowers to those riding mowers, buy the most appropriate mower for your lot. Make sure that the lawn mower is in good condition before using it. Repair any glitches and sharpen old, dull blades to make the cutting faster. Just remember, "CUT GRASS, not yourself."

Jessica McCaskill
Jessica McCaskill
2/25/2013 1:04:26 PM #

Here are some tips you could use when using a lawn mower.

Our top priority, obviously, is SAFETY. If it's your first time using a lawn mower, ask someone who's had experience with such machines rather than doing it by yourself to prove that your a man and ending up in a hospital because of a freak accident. Better Safe than Sorry Smile

Never bring your kids along when you're dealing with such sharp tools and objects. Don't take them along for a ride in your brand new lawn mower. It could turn into a disaster easily.

Zach Worthy
Zach Worthy
2/25/2013 1:12:36 PM #

Mowing your lawn once every two weeks is the recommended frequency. It's also advisable to mow early when there's still dew to make the cutting easier. Just be cautious since you could slip and loose control of the lawn mower. Also, adjust the height of your lawn mower according to the type of grass you have in your lawn. The important thing is you mow your lawn not because it's too untidy already but instead, you do it for the benefit of your shoppers and your family to play around freely and safely.

Joan Hollingsworth
Joan Hollingsworth
2/27/2013 3:38:59 PM #

There are two ways to make your lawn tidy. First is through machines like lawn mowers and second is manually using tools like rakes, brooms and a grass cutter. Cleaning up debris with a rake and lawn bags is better than just standing their using the lawn mower. It's good to sweat and burn some calories once in a while.

You should include to clean the limbs, leaves, trash and anything that was aggregated over the months in your lawn. Five minutes every morning would be sufficient to maintain the cleanliness and elegance of your lawn.

Jefferson Rub
Jefferson Rub
2/27/2013 3:43:30 PM #

If you're having a difficulty where to throw and dispose old leaves, you could start a compost pit at the back of your house to drop all those leaves and branches. That way, your solving your garbage disposal problem at the same time you're being eco friendly. The leaves you dumped will decay and will be eaten by worms in turn would defecate and their waste is used as fertilizer for plants. For such a simple task of having a compost pit, you were able to grow your plants better.

Just take note not to include plastics in your compost pit because it would not be broken down for a hundred years.

Deonte Wisener
Deonte Wisener
2/27/2013 3:54:40 PM #

Have an ocular survey before starting your lawn transformation. Any broken patches of grass should be replaced and pick up those large objects that may have lodged overtime. Cleaning your yard is the easy job but maintaining the beauty and tidiness of your lawn is the real challenge.

Take time to water your lawn everyday or purchase those water sprinklers where they would install in just beneath the grass and position it such that each part of your lawn is evenly watered. In addition, you can contact professionals to design your lawn and have fertilizers to improve the growth of the grass or plants for that matter.

Nolan Solloway
Nolan Solloway
2/27/2013 4:05:09 PM #

Learn about lawn mowing? What's to learn about mowing if its just pushing the machine and then it cuts the grass. But wait, if you are serious about maintaing a tidy lawn, then there's a bit more than just keeping your grass short enough to prevent the neighborhood from thinking your house has been deserted. Hire a professional to know more about lawn mowing so when the time comes, you can do it by yourself without the need to hire someone to do the job for you.



Demetrius Howe
Demetrius Howe
2/27/2013 4:09:15 PM #

Simple things that would make your work easier like tuning your lawn mower and watering the lawn first are essential tasks you need. It's the little things that matters so don't disregard any step even how simple it is. Even the right timing of when to mow your lawn is crucial. Mow in early morning or in the afternoon to prevent too much heat and avoid heat stroke or dehydration. You would not want to drink water every few seconds because its too hot and you can't do the mowing fast enough.

If you're buying a new lawn mower, then ask for assistance or be informed on the safety guidelines and instructions on how to properly operate the machine.

Helen Bakefield
Helen Bakefield
3/3/2013 5:02:01 PM #

Know your grass because there's a lot of of different grass than you could ever think off. Use also natural fertilizers instead of abusing chemical ones and damaging your lawn. It's not only important to keep your lawn clean but also presentable. The flowers, plants in your lawn plays as much role as maintaining its cleanliness.

Terry Benedict
Terry Benedict
3/3/2013 5:08:13 PM #

It's better to consult a professional when choosing the right plants and flowers for your lawn. You could incorporate your own preferences and have somewhat a kind of "personal touch." They know better when choosing the right kind of plants to make your lawn more beautiful. You could even design the grass to form images like smiles and the famous stripes like in the football field. With their help, almost anything can be possible when making your lawn great.

Willie Red
Willie Red
3/3/2013 5:14:26 PM #

Make sure to keep your lawn mower in its best shape. Ensure that it's still functioning even after being shelved in your garage for months. Check the machine for rusts, rumbling noises, all the parts are still intact. You wouldn't want your hands or feet to be cut instead of the grass while you're using the lawn mower. If you notice something wrong about the mower, then immediately go to the store you bought it and ask the personnel about what you can do to correct the problem. Don't take it for granted because a hand or your feet could be lost in the process if you're not cautious.

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