(NC) During the warmer months, it’s common to see our neighbours out and about enjoying the weather and working in the yard. You can help make the season pleasant for everyone with a little effort towards being a great neighbour. Here are some tips to become the neighbour everyone loves:
1. Keep your yard tidy and well-maintained. The key to a beautiful yard is keeping grass and bushes healthy. Mowing and trimming are simple ways to boost curb appeal, and your community will appreciate your contribution to keeping the block looking great.
2. Be conscious of the time of day. An easy way to annoy those around you is to make noise early in the morning or late at night. Resist the urge and wait until a polite time of day to mow, pressure wash or leaf blow. Or opt for equipment that keeps things quieter, like a Yardworks lawn mower with Briggs & Stratton’s Quiet Power Technology, which is up to 60 per cent quieter than a traditional gas-powered machine.
3. Keep it tidy. Bring trash and recycling cans in from the curb in a timely manner and keep your lawn free of tools and toys. After a storm, pick up debris and rake or mulch foliage so it doesn’t blow into another yard.
4. Lend a hand. If you’re already working outside, offer to help a neighbour with some maintenance. It can be more efficient and rewarding to work with a friend.