While some people prefer a small low-maintenance condo, others may want a large yard, acreage, and room to expand and enjoy the great outdoors. Regardless of how much you may think you want a home that sits on property, owning property comes with a lot of responsibility and upkeep, so ensuring you’re ready to take on the workload prior to purchasing your home is key.
Common Maintenance of a Large Yard
While there are indeed riding lawn mowers that seem to make your upkeep of a large yard easier, pending on how you’d like your yard and curb appeal to look, it isn’t as simple as taking a chunk out of your weekend to mow the lawn and calling it good. Crabgrass is a common weed that is found in lawns, and when mowed, it isn’t enough to keep under control so regular weeding in addition to mowing is unfortunately required. While weeding isn’t necessarily a heavy lifting task, it does take time and requires you to spend time on your hands and knees, so ensuring you have both the stamina and health needed to keep your yard weeded is needed to keep your home’s curb appeal, and thus value, at its best.
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No matter how much time and effort you put into your lawn, as Spring starts to emerge and the weather warms, you may notice that you have a few dead or bare spots in your lawn. While re-seeding in the Spring can help fill in the spots that are missing, or lacking full lush grass, you want to make sure to seed carefully and take great care of the areas as the seeds germinate, carefully watering the area, and covering the seeds to ensure they remain in place. Be prepared to nurture seeds for a few weeks each year to keep your lawn lush and green, when it comes to owning a home with a large yard, this task can take some time, patience is key.
Chances are, you’ll have at least a few trees scattered around your property, which means, falling leaves, broken branches and pruning. While raking isn’t a chore that you’ll generally have to do year-round, you’ll want to rake in the fall regularly as piles of leaves can damage your lawn, depriving grass of sunlight if left too long. In addition, pruning your trees is a task you’ll want to tackle at least once a year to keep your trees healthy.
For some, the idea of owning a home with a large yard is a blissful dream that allows them to enjoy and practice their green thumb, for others the maintenance is simply not enjoyable. While the list of common yard maintenance in a large yard can often seem endless, it’s important to truly take the time to consider how much work you’re willing to put into your yard in addition to the maintenance needed within your home before starting your house hunting journey.
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If you’re currently searching for a new home, whether with a large yard, acreage, or without land, are ready to sell our home and need a qualified seller’s agent to assist you, or if you have any further questions regarding Medina Real Estate, please feel free to contact our office at any time.