Wednesday, November 25, 2020

Four Avoidable Situations That Can Ruin Your Yard In Minutes!

This post is provided by Laura Bell.

Your yard speaks to those who pass by. A neat and tidy yard dresses up a plain house. Beds of flowers show that the owner cares about beauty. That is why you should keep an eagle eye out for the types of mistakes that can ruin your lawn in minutes. If you are forewarned, you can meet these challenges head on and save yourself a lot of grief.


Tree Cutting Crew

What a tree crew would not always tell you is that they will drive on your lawn. It may be a bucket truck or a pickup truck, but one thing is for sure. If they drive on your lawn, they will rip it up. There is one simple solution, but many tree cutters ignore it. They could use access mats. These used industrial mats keep the machinery from making ruts in your lawn.  

Plumbers, Electricians And The Ethernet Guy

Plumbers, electricians and others who may work around your house to repair or install wires or pipes can be extremely destructive. They may ruin plantings and tear up your turf. While you may not be able to prevent them from digging up part of your yard, you can get the plans in advance. Then you can work to protect plantings and demand that they use access mats to protect your grass.

Construction Crew

If you are renovating, your mind is on the new plans. It may not occur to you, until too late, what the effect of the construction crew’s trucks and equipment will be on the lawn. Before agreeing to the renovation, have the contractor walk around the yard with you. Discuss how his equipment will go and come from the street. Ask which valuable plantings are in the way and may need to be moved. Explain that access mats must be used to protect your yard. An ounce of prevention will be worth a pound of cure if your renovation leaves only beauty behind.

The Big Outdoor Party

When you are planning a big outdoor party, you need to consider what will happen to the yard if it is covered in party-goers. You may be able to rent access mats to protect the turf. This will have the added benefit of providing a level surface for walking. If people need to park on your lawn, the same access mats can be used as a pop-up parking lot. You will want to make sure your yard irrigation system is turned off or you will have a muddy mess. 

Keeping an eye out for preventable threats like these can save your lawn. Insisting on yard protection will also protect your wallet from having to pay for restoration and replanting.

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