There are two major items in outdoor maintenance that will take up most of your time: gardening and repairing things. Put simply, if you have a lot of plant life, that is going to need a fair amount of attention and care to grow and thrive. As such it is a good policy to keep up with all the trimming, cleaning, mowing, weeding, and sheathing as necessary.
Trees get damaged and their branches sometimes need to be cut for safety or due to sickness. Weeds can smother your plants and so will need to be removed. Grass can grow fast and get pretty high if it is left unchecked. In wetter regions, rain and swamp can cause challenges of their own with water management.
Finally, your home itself will get damaged and worn as it is exposed to the various elements of nature that are acting on it 24/7. The winds can damage your roof and cladding over long periods, the sun can cause paints, plastics, and glass to weaken and become brittle over time, and moisture can cause mold growth and all sorts of damage. Driveways will need filling in, and outdoor lights will require bulbs changed regularly.
The most important thing, therefore, is to ensure that you keep track of all of these action items and ensure that each aspect of your home receives the maintenance required. Proactive maintenance - that is working on things before emergency repairs become necessary - is the best way to increase the longevity of your home’s various parts as well as ensure that all the trees and plants in your garden stay lush and healthy.
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