by Nikky Wates
(Atlanta, Georgia, USA)
Landscaping and lawn or garden care has become a big business in the United States. Many may ask, “Who cares?” when it comes to having a nice landscaped property.
Although you should be sure that your money is not being wasted on landscaping purchases when you have more important things to buy, if you have the time and money, your landscape should be a priority for you. There are a number of reasons to put a little effort into yourlawn and garden.
First and most important, you want to keep your family safe and healthy. When you don’t take care of your landscaping needs, your grass can grow tall and wild, which then becomes a perfect place for bugs and small rodents to live.
While you may not think this is a big deal, these animals can be carriers of a number of diseases, which make your children and other family members very sick. These pests get into your house through open windows and doors, and cracks in the foundation.
They can make your pets sick as well! For that reason alone, it is worth it to keep your garden well groomed.
Of course, a few bugs aren’t the only things dangerous about an unkept lawn and garden. When your grass grows high, you may also find that some of your garden tools have gone missing.
Walking through the tall grass could be dangerous for children, as they can’t see where they are stepping.
It can be dangerous for adults too! Even if you keep your grass short, your walk through the garden can still be dangerous if you haven’t managed your landscape. It is essential to fill in uneven ground so that you are less likely to trip or lose your footing.
Lastly, your landscape is part of your image. When you have a manicured lawn and garden, it gives your neighbors the appearance that you care about the neighborhood and take pride in the things you own.
You are less likely to be the target of angry neighbors this way as well. Some neighborhoods actually have rules against certain garden maintenance, like how long your grass can be, so check with your local council to find out what rule and regulations are in place on your street.
Gardening doesn’t have to be a boring or difficult activity. Only a few moments weeding or raking every day can make a huge difference in the long run. Take care of your landscaping in order to take better care of your life.
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