Home Staging and the lawn and garden in August. This is the time of year when the grass stops growing and the weeds begin to rage, when your neat little vegetable plot becomes a veritable jungle of greenery that needs to be tamed, and everything looks a bit overdone and under kept. Mowing, weeding, harvesting and watering sometimes need the added boost of a day in the yard. I suggest an August afternoon of edging and hand pruning to bring order back to your yard.
We recently spent the afternoon trimming some large shrubs, and the difference in the overall appearance of our lot is noticeable. My husband used a hand pruner and the result is more organic than sculpted. There is something to be said for empty space between plantings that allows the landscaping to shine. I am so pleased by the easy neatness of the job. I am no longer distracted by the chaos of greenery; instead I can see the lovely house and its complimentary landscaping.