With kids running around, work meetings to be had, and quality time with your partner demanding so much of your attention every day, the last thing you’re probably thinking about is your lawn.
But every Spring that desire comes up to spruce up your outdoor space, and you think “Maybe next year, I’m too busy!”
If this is the year you decide to give your yard a makeover, there’s no better time! Not only can you create a stunning, well-manicured lawn, you can even save yourself some money in the process!
Automate Your Lawn Chores with Sprinklers
A lush, green lawn surely looks great. But who has time to stand around and water it? Not to mention, watering your lawn with a hose can be extremely wasteful. And that wasted water has a way of showing up where you’d least like to see it – in your water bills!
Consider installing automatic sprinklers in your yard. They’ll deliver the perfect amount of water for your lawn size, and you can rest assured that no drop is wasted.
Plant a Garden Pollinators Will Flock To
One of the most dramatic transformations you can make in your backyard is to plant your favorite flowers. A crowd of colorful, aromatic flowers can bring warmth and excitement to your backyard space.
If you are also into growing your own fruits and vegetables, try planting flowers that are known to attract pollinators! Bees, birds, butterflies, and more will gladly assist the pollination of your veggie garden if you plant the right flowers. Dandelions, Sunflowers, and other beautiful plants will attract pollinators to your garden, boosting your veggie production and cutting costs at the grocery store.
Collect Rainwater, Not Water Bills
Collecting rainwater in bins is one of the easiest ways to ensure a constant supply of fresh water for your plants while also reducing your need for hosing down your lawn. Rainwater can be used for a number of common backyard and lawn plants. The best part? It’s free!
Place your rainwater bins wherever your home’s gutters empty and use the water you collect for all of your backyard watering needs. If your water bill seems lighter from now on, you’ll know why.
Improve Your Lawn Without Draining Your Rainy Day Fund
You deserve to have a beautiful lawn that you can be proud of. Our lawns and backyards are an important gathering place, but they shouldn’t have to cost buckets to maintain. The infographic below shows off all of the simple fixes you can take action on next time you’re considering your landscaping choices.
Using these tips, and more from Hippo, you can reduce costs, improve your lawn’s wow-factor, and create a yard you’ll be happy to call home.
By Sarah Hollenbeck