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.
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?