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A healthy yard can make your home feel bigger and a fantastic spot for entertaining, relaxing, or finding a new hobby. However, many people don’t make enough use of their yard, meaning they neglect it and allow it to become overgrown and cluttered. If you want to change this, you must know how to start over in your yard. Here are some tips to help you start.

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Clear Fallen Leaves and Debris 

If you’ve not tended to your lawn for a while, it’s likely to be full of leaves and debris like broken branches. You need to clear these before you start on anything, so pull your gardening gloves out and get your rake out to tidy your lawn. Removing the debris can make it easier (and safer) to do other things, like mowing, and prevent you from accidentally stepping on wildlife nests. If you find one, speak to animal services to determine what you can do. 

Mow the Lawn 

It’s also worth knowing how to take better care of your lawn, and cutting the grass is an excellent place to start. Mowing the lawn can make your yard more manageable as it doesn't feel like you’re wading through a jungle. Instead, you can check your lawn’s health and clear up the area. You may also want to use your weed wacker to remove pesky weeds. Your edge trimmer can neaten the lawn further so you feel ready to tackle everything else. 

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A home with a well-maintained lawn and trees in the front yard.

Tackle The Bigger Things 

Sometimes, your yard has sections that feel too big to handle, but you need to handle them to ensure you can redo your lawn and craft it into your vision. If you’re starting from scratch, you’ll need to remove bigger parts of the garden, like flower beds or even trees. You can replace the flower beds with grass seed, but you will need a chainsaw and similar tools to safely cut down any trees in your yard. 

Repair Bare Patches 

Neglected lawns and gardens often have bare patches, so focus on these when replenishing your lawn. You have several options in how you replenish these patches. Some gardeners lay turf to match the rest of the yard, but you could plant wildflowers in these smaller patches to encourage bees and other wildlife to pollinate and give the environment a small boost. 

Plan Your Design 

Whether you’re trying to achieve a family-friendly yard or need somewhere to indulge in your new gardening hobby, you must plan your design. Consider what you will plant and where. Think about whether you need to install swing sets or seating areas. The more you plan, the easier it will be to ensure you realize your vision and credit the yard you’ve always wanted. 

How Can Starting Over on Your Yard Help Add Character to Your Backyard?

Starting over on your yard is one of the best ways to add character to your backyard. By revamping the landscaping, incorporating unique features, and creating inviting outdoor spaces, you can completely transform the look and feel of your yard, making it a reflection of your personal style and taste.

Can Starting Over on My Yard Help Make It My Favorite Place on Earth?

Starting over on your yard and creating your dream yard can indeed help make it your favorite place on earth. By landscaping, planting your favorite flowers, and adding cozy seating, you can transform your outdoor space into a serene escape that perfectly reflects your style and personality.

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Transforming your yard won’t be a straightforward endeavor. It will take time, effort, and plenty of energy but it will all be worth it when finished and you have a space to relax and entertain, somewhere your kids and pets can play, and a spot to keep your buddy as you plant flowers and turn your garden into something special.

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Ritika Amatya

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