November 4, 2019
Cleaning Up Your Yard This Fall
The leaves are falling and Thanksgiving is just around the corner. Your yard, whether big or small, can be quickly buried under piles of red, orange, and brown leaves. And as wonderful as it is to enjoy the colors or play in the leaves, you may need to do some autumn time cleaning to ensure that your yard stay healthy and happy all year long. If nothing else, working in your yard is a great way to get outside and enjoy the cooler days this season has to offer.
Local Yard Services
Not everyone loves to be out in the yard. And you know what? That’s okay. As much as we want to encourage everyone to get outside and get their hands dirty, we know there are plenty of reasons to leave the job to the professionals.
You can, of course, go with the tried and true method of hiring a neighbor kid to rake your leaves and give your yard that final mow of the season. Or you can contact any of the small businesses in Asheville.
Here’s a list of the best cleanup companies from HomeAdvisor.
The Value of Composting
We also want to take a minute to talk a little about composting. If you don’t do it already, you probably know about it or have friends who compost. In a town that’s conscious about reducing waste, composting is the best way to reuse organic materials for your home and garden.
You may think you don’t have the space for it, but even the smallest yard can benefit from a compost pile or container. This site will give you more details on the ins and outs of composting, but the basic components include yard waste, like leaves and grass clippings, and food waste such as vegetable and fruit scraps and even your coffee grounds. You will also need water to help break down the organic material.
You also want to consider the position of your compost pile. Where you put it in your yard can impact the composition rate. Make it accessible so you don’t favor convenience and throw away your scraps from the house. The climate will also impact the effectiveness of the pile, so consider temperatures and sun exposure.
The Wisdom of Letting Go
Here’s another thought for you. Did you know that there might be value in not cleaning up your garden every year? Many people opt for a hack and slash approach to cleaning out their entire garden, but here are a few reasons you may want to just leave it be.
The most compelling is the impact on wildlife, specifically beneficial insects and birds. Bees, non-migrating butterflies, and ladybugs all need a safe place to hang out for the winter. And the birds who don’t fly any further south will rely on winter gardens for their meals, including some of the insects that hang out there. And don’t forget the value of how pretty your yard will look when Asheville gets that big snow fall.
Decorating for the Holidays
Speaking of making your yard pretty, you may want to consider how you’re going to decorate for the holidays. For many Asheville residents, decorating for the fall and winter is a great way to show your home some love. There’s a reason we celebrate so many holidays as the year starts to wind down. Some schools of psychology suggest that increasing celebrations during the long winter nights help with our mental wellbeing. So, go ahead and put up all those Christmas lights if you want to.
At the very least, adding some fresh greenery to your porch or door in the form of garlands and wreaths can make you feel a little closer to nature as the trees drop their leaves and the grass turns yellow.
Do you want to know more about the options you have for your mortgage? Contact Zachery Adam and the team at GoPrime of West Asheville. Call us today.
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