Backyards can be dirty and smelly sometimes, especially if they’re not well maintained. But a clean back yard is essential for a good outdoor living space. It can also make your life a whole lot easier. If you have a dirty back yard or a smelly one, there are a few things you can do to make it a bit cleaner and fresher.
ASK IMMEDIATE QUESTIONS BEFORE YOU START CLEANING: How much time do I have? What tools do I have at my disposal? What kind of back yard do I have?
The good news is that you don’t need to be a professional cleaner or a skilled carpenter to maintain your backyard. Or even a handyman. And the best part? You don’t need an outrageous budget to get started, either. Let’s take a look at some of the best tips and tricks for cleaning your backyard.
Schedule your cleaning time
Don’t just randomly clean your backyard. Schedule your cleaning time in your calendar to stay accountable and keep yourself on schedule. If you don’t schedule your cleaning time, you’ll likely find yourself either procrastinating or getting overwhelmed.
Use your existing tools
While you may want to buy new tools to make your backyard cleaning process a little easier, don’t buy new tools if you already have the right ones! A mop and a bucket will come in handy while sweeping the floor. Invest in a hose and a handheld vacuum if you have a clogged drain or a messy deck.
Get a step stool or a garden trellis
Get a step stool or a garden trellis to clean from a higher level. If you have long grass in your backyard, you may want to start from a higher level to clean it easier and faster. A step stool can also come in handy for reaching higher places like a roof or the top of a tree.
Above all, don’t try to clean too high. If you’re cleaning a tree or a roof, you should be very careful.
Sweep and mop
Sweeping the floor will help keep your backyard clean and mopped. Sweep the floor before mopping it to pick up any extra debris. With a broom and a shovel, you can do a lot of work in a short amount of time.
Vacuum and scrub
Vacuuming is one of the best ways to clean your back yard since it picks up big debris and loose dirt. While vacuuming, look for any areas that may be blocked by debris or excess dirt. If there is a pile of leaves or twigs in your yard, vacuum it up before you move on to scrubbing. Scrubbing will remove the dirt and grime on your deck, benches, plants and anything else you want to clean.
Sprinkle some lemon and salt
Spritz some lemon on the floor and leave it to dry. It will kill bacteria and leave a fresh smell that will last for a long time. You can also sprinkle some salt on the floor for an extra scrubbing power.
Yes, cleaning your backyard can be a little tedious, but it’s worth it. A clean backyard space can make a house feel more spacious and can help to reduce stress levels. It can also come in handy if you want to host a party or invite friends over for a barbecue. Plus, you will feel more satisfied with your work if you clean your backyard well.
So, clean your backyard regularly. You’ll be glad you did!