So the inside of your new home looks great. Just the way you want it to be to make your living space is comfortable for your family. When you step outside however you notice that the yard is still in shambles. Nowadays this does often happen with older homes. You may have received a great price on the home, but that means there is some work that needs to go into it. When you are on a budget this can be even more of a challenge. Well the best thing to do is put on some old clothes and get to work. Below you will find some tips that will help you to get started.
1. All hands on deck for weeds
When it comes to getting rid of weeds the more people you have to help the better. Gather together some family and friends, (yes kids too) and get to pulling some weeds. If you have a large yard this may take awhile, but either way with enough help you should have no problem getting rid of the weeds. Give each person a bucket so that they can place the weeds in them. When everyone has finished pulling the weeds you can just empty the buckets into garbage bags and haul them away.
2. Find hidden gems in the yard
There are certain bushes, and plants that can really add something special to the yard. Perhaps the previous homeowner took the time to plant some great looking flowers or bushes. You may be able to save these and simply transplant them to another part of the yard. This will save you from having to spend a lot of money purchasing new plants. Be sure to remove any dying or dead flowers that are mixed in the bunch.
3. Cut the grass or add some
If you have overgrown grass in the yard this can really make a home look horrible. Once you mow the lawn it should look much better. Or perhaps that is no grass in the yard and just dirt, well then you may want to consider hiring a professional to lay the ground work so to speak. Of course you can lay the sod yourself but keep in mind that it is going to be a lot of work.
4. Look for dead trees
Take a walk around your yard and see if you can spot any trees that looks like they are on their last limb. It may be best to get the tree removed professionally. It may cost you a bit of money out of pocket but it will be worth it to avoid any damage to your home later on.
5. Add flowers to outside window sills
The outside window sills of many homes are often forgotten. However these can really add a nice touch to the outside of your house during the spring and summer months. Especially if you have a nice sized front porch. Be sure to measure the window sill to see how much space you are working with, before you purchase the plants. Then purchase plants that are just the right size for the sill and add some flowers that contain great color.