Yard work is a drag. Not many people can say that they genuinely enjoy it, but for those that do, we salute you. Now for everyone else, you are probably looking for ways to cut down on those chores, so you actually enjoy your weekends.
Thankfully there have been some exciting improvements to the yard chores, and many of them are allowing people to get their work done well and do it faster too. If you need some ideas for how you can get your yard in tip-top shape in a shorter time, check these out.
Use a Leaf Vacuum
Raking is probably the least enviable of all the jobs to do, but someone needs to do it. While leaf blowers have dramatically cut down on how long it takes, there is still the process of rounding them up into a pile to collect. This is when the leaf vacuum comes in. The leaf vacuums suck up the leaves and mulch them for you, and if you take a look at this page, you can see how quickly they can accomplish this once hated task. Instead of having to find a spot to rake the leaves, throw them in a bag, or blow them into a pile. You can collect them and forget them in an instant.
Invest in a Log Splitter
If you are one of those people that love to have a fire with real wood and cut it down yourself, then you understand how back-breaking it can be to cut down the trees and chop them up by hand. Chainsaws work, but it could be even easier than that when you need to make logs for the fire. Log splitters are the answer. Simply place the log on the rack, then let force do its work and give you perfect cords for the best possible fires. Less use of gas, less back-breaking labor, less mess!
Leaf Blower Your Gutters
Leaf blowers are not just good for the lawn, and if you use a leaf vacuum, now it has a secondary function. Your leaf blower is going to save you countless hours clearing gutters by hand or with a rake when you attach the proper nozzle fitting or make one yourself, to push out the gunk. The only work you really need to do is get up on the ladder and navigate around your property to get it all out. Once it is on the ground, let the vacuum do the work to mulch it, and you suddenly have a 1-2 combo to help take back your weekend without compromising on a solid amount of work cleaning up the place.
Install A Sprinkler System
A big part of cleaning your yard is making sure that it looks good when you can actually see it under all the mess. Letting the grass dry up, turn brown, and die is not worth all the effort you put in to make sure you can actually enjoy it, so you need to make sure it is properly cared for. Watering your grass, like nearly every task mentioned in this article is a big-time commitment, and if you have a huge yard, it is even harder. That is why you need to install a sprinkler system to let it do the work for you! Is it lazy? Yes. Can it be costly? It depends on the size of your yard, but the point is that the number of labor hours you put in could be worth the investment in having a watering system that keeps your yard looking like a professional golf course.
Build a Garden
Look, it sounds crazy that building a garden is an innovative way to clean your yard in less time, but it makes sense. Firstly, a garden takes up more space in the yard, which means less space to mow the lawn or clear of kid’s toys and the like. Secondly, having a garden is a very useful thing to have, as you can grow your own food or flowers in your backyard. You can even get timed garden seeders and water systems to help out so that it is less hands-on at times.
Yard work can be fun for a very select few but for most people, it is just another reason why their Saturdays and Sundays hardly feel like days off. Getting your outdoor chores done so you can actually relax is a necessity. If you follow these smart tips for yard work, you can finally take back your end of week time off.