HAUPPAUGE, N.Y., Nov. 19, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- As fall creeps on, an infinite number of leaves seem to fall to the ground and the chill in the air seems to be getting colder every day. While your pool should already be covered and secure for the off-season, what do you do with the rest of your yard? If it seems like all the time you spent on your pool in the summer has been replaced with raking leaves instead, look into taking your yard maintenance in a different direction. LOOP-LOC, manufacturer of safety pool covers, has compiled a series of tips for low-maintenance yard care this fall.
- Keep a solid schedule: Letting leaves and debris pile up just makes more work for you by the time you get around to raking and blowing, so set a maintenance schedule and stick to it. Keeping leaves off your grass will ensure there's no dead patches come spring, and if you stay on top of the build-up, it should take minimal work every time you're raking, not an entire project that makes you want to delay regular maintenance for even longer.
- Reimagine your yard space: Fall is a great time to think about new landscaping ideas, and one that will certainly decrease your fall maintenance list is laying down some stones. Sectioning a piece of your yard to be a stone surface will decrease your lawn square footage, giving you less space to maintain and more to entertain. Stone beds are great for outdoor living space add-ons like fire pits, BBQ's, and cozy seating, with low-maintenance care like a simple hose down or sweeping once in a while.
- Take advantage of timers: As temperatures drop the air around us becomes drier, evidenced by our chapped lips and cracked hands. Knowing this, be prepared to water your lawn just as you would in the summer. If you don't want to be out there spraying ice cold water everywhere, set a timer on your sprinkler to do it at the crack of dawn automatically. Your lawn will be watered before you wake up, and you never have to feel a drip from the hose. Do keep track of the temperature though, since you'll need to flush your irrigation system before the first freeze to stay away from any busted pipes and spigots.
- Mow your lawn: You might be thinking "How is getting my mower out low-maintenance?", but it's an essential step to maintaining a healthy yard throughout the fall. Cutting your grass allows it to absorb moisture easier, and keeps it protected against cold weather dryness. The key here is if you're sick of raking and blowing leaves, the mower will chop them all up into a pseudo-fertilizer for your grass– killing two birds with one stone! Besides, after the first real freeze, your grass will stop growing anyway.
Fall is a tricky season to maneuver when it comes to yard maintenance, but it's not impossible to keep your lawn healthy, your pool safe, and your outdoor space manageable without going crazy. These tips are sure to lighten your load, before you get the winter off from lawn maintenance and snow shoveling moves in instead.
About LOOP-LOC: There's only one company known for manufacturing safety pool covers strong and tough enough to support an elephant: the legendary LOOP-LOC pool safety covers. LOOP-LOC is a global leader in the pool industry with a 200,000-square-foot headquarters in Hauppauge, New York, and 300 employees. Through its network of dealers, the company has sold safety swimming pool covers on every continent on earth except Antarctica. LOOP-LOC now also manufactures a line of luxury in-ground pool liners—with more exclusive designer patterns than any other company—as well as the BABY-LOC removable fencing, a convenient, cost-effective additional layer of protection to help deter toddlers from gaining access to a swimming pool. Media Contact: Jacqueline Routh, fishbat media, 855-347-4228, [email protected]