With the chill of winter still a month away, mid-Autumn is the perfect time to take care of cleaning up your outdoor lifestyle area. And the perfect accessory to help you out along the way? Heavy duty tarps. These tough, versatile textiles can be used in a variety of ways to make your Fall clean sweep a breeze.
Backyards across the country are accustomed to dealing with fallen leaves every Autumn. And whether you choose to rake your leaves or blow them into piles, a heavy duty tarp can provide some much needed assistance every step of the way.
Gather up all the fallen leaves that were calling your backyard home on top of the tarp you’ve laid on the ground. With the help of a family member, you can use the tarp to haul the leaves out of your yard to be put into leaf bags or turned into mulch for your Fall garden with the help of a mulch mower.
And if you’re planning on pruning your backyard trees or shrubs for the season, tarps can also be used to collect cut branches and stems for disposal. You can use them again in the Winter when dead branches are all too common.
In a bit of irony, cleaning up can be a messy ordeal. Dust, dirt, and other debris can travel away from where you’re cleaning to other parts of your yard, creating a whole new mess you’ll have to take care of.
Your backyard garden is especially susceptible to this annoyance. Thankfully, keeping debris at bay is simple with the help of tarps and other coverings. Covering the rows of your garden ensures that your plants will be safe from any errant debris coming from your cleaning project.
Once you’ve wrapped up your big Fall clean sweep, all you have to do is remove the tarps so your plants can get some sun. When Winter arrives, you can cover your plants again to properly protect them from potentially harmful frost and winds.
Adding some fresh coats of paint to your backyard accessories is a task worthy of a spot on your cleaning to-do list. But no matter if you’re doing simple touch ups or creating a whole new color scheme for your outdoor lifestyle area, it’s going to be a rather messy affair.
That’s where tarps come into play. When you use a heavy duty tarp as a DIY dropcloth, you save your work area from any paint spillage and splatters. And because tarps are washable, you can rest easy knowing that your tarp will come out of it clean with a good cleaning with soap and water.
Your garden hose is an invaluable tool when it comes to cleaning up. Hosing down surfaces is a simple way to remove any grime that’s been accumulating since the last backyard cleaning endeavor. But for every aspect of your outdoor lifestyle area that could use a good hose wash, there are some items that should be kept away from the spray.
There are a number of simple steps you can take to keep non-waterproofed accessories safe. This includes storing them away while you clean or spraying them with a waterproofing solution for long-term protection.
However, the simplest solution is to cover those specific items with a clear vinyl tarp as you clean. Spending a Saturday cleaning will be far less stressful knowing that your accessories are properly protected from the spray of the hose.
There’s something to be said about having some privacy while you work in your yard. After all, an intense cleaning session in your backyard isn’t always glamorous. If you’re keen on maintaining privacy as you clean, consider thinking outside the box.
Hanging a tarp in your yard is an innovative way to keep things private. An opaque heavy duty tarp is ideal for this, as the grommets featured on its edges make stringing it up a breeze. Once your cleaning has concluded, store away the tarp and get ready to show off your freshly maintained backyard to the world.