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During the summertime, it can seem harder to maintain your lawn and front yard. There’s usually less rain, and the hot sun can dry out your grass, resulting in a patchy and brown lawn. Lawn care should always be at the top of your gardening priorities, but there are dozens of other things that you can do to maintain the physical appearance of your front yard during the hot summer months.

Basic Lawn Care

Your lawn is an important, and usually large, part of your front yard. You’ll definitely want to boast a lush, green lawn this summer! The easiest way to ensure that you have the best lawn on the block is with regular watering and grass trimming. Most lawns will need to be mowed at least every other week, if not every week. In addition, you’ll want to use a weed whacker to remove any of the unruly weeds. Make sure that you’re watering your lawn regularly to ensure that the green color remains bright. Consider getting a sprinkler system installed to make this easier.

Add some color

One great way to add some visual eye candy to your front yard is by adding a small flower garden. A small raised bed in front of your house, behind your lawn is a great way to do this! It keeps the plants out of your grass, so you won’t accidentally damage them while you’re caring for your lawn. Feel free to get creative with different colors and flowers! You could try arranging them in a rainbow pattern, or even selecting plants of all the same color.

Another great way to add a garden is with a garden box under your windows. This is an especially great idea if you have a small front yard with limited space for gardening.

Update your windows

A great way to add some interest to the front of your house is by adding shutters to your windows. You can choose from an array of different colors, or even add patterns and paintings to the front of them. By adding these to the exterior windows of your home, you’re giving something attractive for the eyes to be drawn to, and it improves the overall appearance of your home.