When my lovely partner and I first moved into this home, both of us were the most happy about the backyard, however it was spacious, the sod was green, and there was a massive oak tree that shaded the back of the house.
Last year, both of us were living in a small studio lake house with no yard to speak of, so you can imagine how happy both of us were! Our first warm season came and went in the current house, and I’ll be honest, it was a lot more hard than I imagined.
I was now responsible for mowing the sod and pulling weeds, which was cutting into our free time on saturday. I was eager for fall to arrive, because I thought there would be less sod to mow. Anyways, now I have the leaves to worry about from the massive tree, but they fall everywhere, and they’re so hard to scrub up and throw in the trash. I don’t even suppose where all these leaves keep coming from, because I’ve raked my yard at least thirteen times I think! Not only do I have to rake the leaves, but I also have to worry about them clogging the outdoor equipment for our Heating, Ventilation as well as A/C system. I’m not sure exactly how, however the leaves keep getting stuck in the sides, which makes our Heating, Ventilation and A/C unit run slower and less efficiently. I didn’t suppose this was going to be a problem in the future, until the Heating, Ventilation as well as A/C professional told myself and others it would cause one if I didn’t continue to keep track of it. Instead of cleaning it out every weekend, I bought a slip cover to go over the outside of the Heating, Ventilation and A/C equipment, but so far, this has been absolutely working much better!