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Keeping Your Lawn Free Of Litter With 3 Smart Landscaping Projects

Enjoying your front yard by sitting down on your porch and watching the wildlife outdoors can be great, but it can be difficult to do if you constantly notice litter rolling into your lawn. If you've noticed that everything from paper bags to plastic bottles have found their way onto your yard, you may be frustrated and unsure of what you can do to stop it from happening again in the future. In order for your lawn to be free of litter entirely, it's a good idea to look into what kind of landscaping projects you can do to combat litter.

Get a Solid Fence Installed in the Front Yard as a Barrier

One of the best ways to keep litter from rolling into your lawn is by getting a solid fence installed. Not only can a solid fence, such as wood or vinyl fence, stop litter from getting in your lawn as easily, it can also help block out noise pollution and even lead to you enjoying some added privacy.

If you are worried about your view being obstructed, you'll need to make sure that the fence isn't going to be too tall before any construction work begins.

Secure Your Trash Can and Recycling Bins

A common reason why trash and other litter gets on your lawn is due to your own trash cans. If you're worried about your trash cans letting litter getting into the rest of your yard when it's windy, it's a smart idea to secure everything. Not only should the tops be secured with bungee cords if you're worried about the tops opening during a windy day, it's a good idea to get them fenced in through privacy screens. For a DIY route, consider using posts and lattice to create an attractive border around your trash can and recycling bin.

Plant Thick Hedging to Stop Litter from Rolling into Your Lawn

If you're eager to stop litter from rolling into your lawn and aren't interested in getting fencing installed due to the costs or you simply don't like the look, thick hedging can be a welcome alternative. Not only will thick hedging provide some greenery in your yard, it will also help ensure that you're happier with having a way to stop litter from getting into your yard as easily.

Working on your landscaping can be a smart way to keep trash and other litter from getting into your yard by accident. By knowing what projects can be effective at keeping litter out, you can feel good about your yard and enjoy it without seeing any unsightly trash. Contact some landscapers in your area to learn more.

About Me

New Landscape Makes a Yard Feel New Again

Hi. My name is Martha. My husband Leo and I are empty nesters. The last of our three kids moved out of the home about eight years ago. Since that time, we have talked a great deal about retirement and what we wanted to do with our house. The house is slightly too large for just the two of us, but we already have two grandchildren and from the way our kids talk, we are in for plenty more. We have decided to stay in our home since it has plenty of room for our family to come and stay with us from time to time. The one thing we really wanted to change is the backyard. Leo retired last year, and I’ll be retiring in about six months. We are already talking with the landscape contractor, and I’m excited to share some of our plans with you!


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