How to Keep Your Yard Looking Presentable

Clean YardAppearances count for much and it is not just about what your wear. When you own a home, curb appeal makes up part of the impression that your neighbors and visitors will have about you and your family. It is important to take as much care in keeping your front and back yard as presentable as you do the interior of your home. Here are a few suggestions on how you can keep the grounds around your home looking neat and tidy.

  1. Regularly inspect

The plants in our yards can sometimes be as unpredictable as humans. They can easily experience a growth spurt, get sick and even die. Making it a habit to inspect your yard is a good way to notice when things are out of the ordinary. You can easily tell if your plants have caught a disease by changes in color, wilting and so on. Such inspections can also notify you of the need to trim plants and grass, and when weeding is necessary. Become as familiar as you can with all the vegetation in your yard and you will better know when to take early action to correct budding problems.

  1. Create a compost pit

If space allows, set aside a small section where you can pile compost. This will make it easy to get rid of biodegradable waste like twigs, cut grass and fallen fruit. Clean up will be faster when you know all you have to do is dispose of this in a corner of the yard. Not to mention you will have a reliable source of natural fertilizer you can use to boost the soil. Be sure to dispose of non-compostable waste appropriately. Consider investing in a separate small sealable trash can for animal waste, if you have pets like dogs and cats. This will help limit odor problems.

  1. Update your lawn

The more frequently you give attention to your yard, the easier it becomes to notice plants that do not cope well. When certain plants suffer, it is a good idea to not stress yourself too much. Get rid of them and plant more of what flourishes, or new varieties. It is also a good idea to carry out research into what makes for a low maintenance garden, for your particular climate and soil type. Low maintenance yards require much less attention and are therefore easier to keep tidier. They also tend to appeal to home buyers more.

  1. Hire a gardener

Hiring a professional in the business of lawn care is the equivelant of hiring a house cleaning company to clean the inside of your home.. Most homeowners only require a gardener who will come in once or twice a week to keep the area in order. A professional can also help in modifying your garden plan to be low maintenance and identifying the most suitable plants and other outdoor features that will suit your desires. Take advantage of this expertise to make your life easier and your garden more manageable

Tips for Cleaning Your House

33828Everyone wants to have a clean house, but sometimes you simply don’t find the time to do this. The job takes a lot of time, and there are also other things that you have to take care of in your every day life.

However, this is one of the things that shouldn’t be postponed for a longer period of time, because it might take you a lot more time to clean it later.

When you have to clean the house, you have two options – you do it yourself, or you call a professional house keeper to help you. In the first case it will cost you nothing – just a few hours of your free time, while the second option might cost you some money, depending on how much cleaning is needed.

Here are some tips and tricks for cleaning your house fast.

Fold Your Clothes

Your wardrobe or your dressing seems too small, even if you don’t have so many clothes. Usually, the clothes take up a lot of space when they are not folded right, and when you deposit them one over another, without checking them up.

To avoid this, you can do like this – sort out different types of clothing. Put the t-shirts together, and do the same for blouses, shirts, pants and others. If you have clothes that have to sit on the hanger, wash them, iron them and set them nicely in their place.

hand_spongeMake sure that the drawers are also clean – organize your underwear and your socks, so that you could find them easier. Do the same for everything else that you have there, and in the end your dressing will look spacious again and cleaner.

Remove Stains

The furniture is the one that is very sensitive to stains, so it’s better to remove them while they are fresh, instead of changing the furniture. However, you don’t need to throw away the furniture if it has a dent or a stain on it, but you can try to fix it.

The stains might come out with special substances that you find in home improvement stores, or you can take them out with other things that you have inside your house. For example, the black tea will remove the grease from the wooden furniture, while the baking soda mixed with a little water. All you have to do is rub a little the stain with this mixture and leave it there for half of hour.

Clean the Windows

cleaner-in-leeds-with-mopYes, the windows are hard to clean, especially because it seems that you never make them like you see in commercials. However, if you want to do something similar, you have at least a few options. The first one is to get yourself a robot for cleaning windows – however, this is expensive and it might break at some point. The second option is to take a special scraper, with a longer handle, to make sure you can use it safely. Spray the window with your usual cleaning solution and use the scraper to clean the windows. Make sure you pass over at least twice.

Another thing that you can do is to clean your windows with vinegar and water and dry them out with paper from newspaper. The secret is that the vinegar will eliminate all the stains from the glass, from dust to grease, while the paper will absorb any leftover substance from the mixture of vinegar and water. Of course, this paper will make your windows sparkling clean, even if you have to work a little more for this process.

Don’t worry too much about cleaning everything thoroughly. It’s important to have a clean house, but it’s not recommended for this to be the only thing that you do every day!