Final Touches: Best Ways to Get Your New Yard in Fast

Final Touches: Best Ways to Get Your New Yard in Fast
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    Your yard, whether big or small, can say a lot about your home.

    After all, first impressions are hard to re-do.

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If your yard is looking a little shabby, or you just moved in and aren’t sure where to start, don’t worry. Following the tips below can have your yard looking great in less than one week. 

Use Sod

Sure, there are cheaper options, such as using seed or hydroseed, but only sod gives you grass on the first day. You can shave a lot of the cost off by installing the sod yourself. Remember, sod needs to be protected and cared for until it becomes well established. You’ll want to start by preparing and testing the soil in your yard with a DIY kit.

When picking up the sod, consider using an enclosed or flatbed trailer from Ontario, you won’t want that mess in your vehicle. According to J & J Trailer Manufacturers & Sales these kinds of trucks will easily fit all the sod in one load. Finally, make sure to water the sod daily, and don’t walk on it for about a week. 

Add Trees

Trees provide shade, can help lower energy bills, and increase a home’s value. However, they also take literally decades to grow. You can help by buying mature trees, and also by buying a fast-growing species such as northern red oak, freeman maple, or the tulip tree.

Remember, don’t plant the tree too close to your home, since the roots can damage its foundation. Likewise, the tree shouldn’t be planted over sewer lines. Call your city before digging, and ask if they will come out to mark the lines. This service is generally free. You can also ask an expert what type of tree will be best in your area and which ones won’t lose a lot of branches.

Put in Beds

A yard of just grass looks a little boring, so consider putting in flower or rock beds for extra dimension. If you’re struggling to choose between the two, ask yourself how much yard work you’re willing to do. While flower beds always look great, if you want a yard with low maintenance, go with the rock beds. 

If you do decide to go with rock beds, save yourself some money, and don’t buy the rocks from home improvement stores. You’ll find much better prices at landscaping supply yards. Additionally, by skipping the weed barrier you can cut down on costs. These are pricey and hard to install; just spraying weed killer is more effective and easier. 

Now that your yard is beautiful once again, you’ll need regular maintenance to keep it that way. Make sure that you’re watering frequently, watering deeply, cutting grass to the right height, regularly aerating, and using fertilizer.

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