4 Easy Yard Fix Ups

Here are four very easy, very basic repairs and improvements to your property that will make you smile all year long. These are maintenance chores any homeowner can and should do to keep their property looking its best.

4 Easy Yard Fix Ups

Here are four very easy, very basic repairs and improvements to your property that will make you smile all year long. These are maintenance chores any homeowner can and should do to keep their property looking its best.

By Gene and Katie Hamilton

4 Easy Yard Fix Ups

Make your property more attractive and enjoyable with these simple repairs. These are no-brainer jobs any homeowner can tackle with a small amount of time, money and energy. Compare the cost of hiring a professional with doing it yourself and you'll be encouraged to tackle the jobs. Tackle one a weekend and you'll be done in a month!

Bare spots and patchy clumps of weeds and thatch are an eyesore in any lawn. With a little work over a month’s time you can rejuvenate the area. Compare restoring 100-square-feet of lawn yourself for $215 with hiring a landscaper $495. Read more Restore a Lawn.

Manicuring shrubs and brushes with a routine pruning will keep them healthy, growing and looking good. Pay a gardening service $95 or do it yourself for $45. Here's more about it Prune Trees and Shrubs.

Don’t throw away a perfectly good garden hose just because the end is damaged. Replacing a hose head is s a quick fix anyone can do that costs $12 or less compared with buying a new hose for $45. Read more Repair a Garden Hose.

You’d be amazed at how cleaning a dirty deck will give it new life. Rent a pressure washer for $130 for the afternoon and do it yourself or pay a service $232 for a 15x20 foot one level deck. Here's more about the job Pressure Wash a Deck.

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