Things to Remember Before Decorating Your Backyard
Decorating your backyard is one of the most exciting parts of having your own outdoor space for your family and friends. And the perfect time to do it is now – when you and your kids are on a long break for the Holidays and because it’s summer!
Imagine how your children will be delighted to have their own sandbox or treehouse, while you enjoy a barby with your mates by the hammock or an outdoor lounge if you have a bigger space.
But before decorating here are some tips to ensure that your lawn remains safe and healthy beneath all your desired ornaments:
Choose lightweight decors
Leaving extremely heavy decors for more than a couple of weeks may damage your lawn. A Gnome village, for example, may sound like a great idea, but their weight leads to crushing the grass and soil beneath them. You might not notice it immediately, but signs of wear will surely be there. Choose light items or even inflatables to prevent any damage on your lawn grass.
Ensure the lights are in good condition
Before installing the lights, check them for frays or shortages. See if the cords are tattered in places; if they are, replace them with lights that are in good working condition and have proper cords to prevent electrical fires from breaking out.
Put a timer on your lights
This will minimise the need to walk to and fro your lawn just to plug, turn on, and unplug everything. Set the timer to turn the displays off in the morning to save your bills too. Not only is this convenient, but also cost-efficient and lawn-friendly.
Avoid hanging heavy ornaments on weak branches
Heavy ornaments may distort the shape of the branch, or even cause breakage. Find a sturdy branch instead, or opt for lightweight ornaments.
Take advantage of the year-round reliable performance of your lawn turf. The self-repairing ability of various types of lawn grasscurrently available make them ideal for installing decors to match every season. Sir Walter DNA certified buffalo, for instance, is incredibly resilient and is bred to be both soft, and tough. TifTuf grass is also hard-wearing and requires low maintenance.
For more information on general lawn care, Lilydale Instant Lawn will be more than happy to help you. Contact us for the lawn solutions you need!