Spruce Up Your Yard This Fall Season

by admin / 29 September 2017 / No Comments

Even though school is back in session, there is still fun to be had! Too often, people get stuck in their weekly routine and caught up with indoor cleaning and other daily chores, and they fail to implement the same effort to the exterior of their home. Weekends are the perfect time for you and your family to get outside and spruce up your yard! We have compiled a few fun outdoor activities that you can do with the whole family.

 

Yard Clean-Up

Along with hurricane season and Florida’s frequent afternoon showers comes almost constant yard debris. Before you make any effort to improve the look of your yard, you’ll have to conduct a quick clean-up of twigs, leaves, weeds, and other stray yard waste. With just a few garbage bags and the help of your family, your yard can be clean in no time!

 

Gardening

Have you ever considered planting a garden? If so, why not get the whole family involved in planting flowers, herbs, and vegetables! To add to the experience, gather the family together to plan ahead of time and brainstorm what each of your favorite vegetables and flowers are,

as well as what you want the garden to look like and where it should be located. Then, get started!

 

Bird House Decorating

Bring out the paint and paint brushes! The perfect way to add a little color to your yard is by adding customized bird houses and other outdoor decor. You and your family can transform simple, inexpensive wooden bird houses into bold statement pieces that will leave the neighbors envious (and the birds singing!).  

 

Create Rainforest Terrariums

Making a miniature terrarium is not only an enjoyable activity, but it can also be an educational science lesson and experience for the kids. Terrariums are known as miniature ecosystems that mimic natural rainforests. Making a miniature Rainforest Terrarium is only half the fun — being able to watch it grow over time will amaze you!

 

Here’s how to make your very own Rainforest Terrariums:

You will need:

  • A large fish tank or a 2L soda bottle cut in half
  • Small gravel
  • Pebbles
  • Charcoal used for orchids  
  • Rich potting soil or compost
  • Tropical plants
  • Tap water
  • Glass large enough to cover the top of the aquarium

 

What to do:

  1. Layer about 1 inch of pebbles at the bottom of the aquarium or soda bottle.
  2. Pour in gravel and charcoal.
  3. Place at least 1 inch of potting soil (or compost) on top of the gravel and charcoal.
  4. Dampen the soil.
  5. Place your chosen tropical plants and other accessories around the aquarium or soda bottle.
  6. Spritz a small amount of water from a spray bottle into the aquarium or soda bottle.
  7. Place the glass over the top.
  8. Place your new terrarium in a warm and well-lit place.

 

All in all, family time is the best time! If you are looking to gain some more minutes in your day, give Mini Maid a call at (352) 374-4141. Our team is here to meet all your homes cleaning needs and give you the time to work on your yard (or just relax!). You name it, we’re here to help!

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