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Is Your Landscape Full of Dirt?

Home cleaning is back-breaking work and understandably one of the most disliked household chores. There is nothing more frustrating than cleaning an area one day and finding a fresh coat of dirt and dust settling in the next day. In many cases, a dirty yard is the culprit behind an unclean home. Wonder why you never have a clean home even when you follow a cleaning schedule religiously? Your yard may be to blame. Dust generated in your yard can enter your home and settle on surfaces.

While it’s not possible to avoid dirt altogether, you can take these steps to reduce the amount of dust and dirt in your yard.

Use Gravel in Your Yard

Want an inexpensive solution to your dust problem? Incorporate gravel into your overall landscape design. There are several compelling reasons to use gravel in your landscape. Gravel can improve the aesthetic appeal of your yard, is affordable & easy to install, and can help improve drainage. You can use gravel to add new textures or break things up. Many homeowners use gravel to create gateways or elegant walkways. Gravel can add color and depth near trees and shrubs in a landscape. Though a gravel surface may not produce as much dust as soil, it can still get dusty. If your primary aim is to control dust in your yard, this might not be the ideal solution for you.

Use Mulch and Wood Products

Use mulch and wood products to create ground cover. In addition to bringing more personality to your yard, mulch and wood covers can help improve soil water retention. Some types of mulch generate more dust than others, especially if you do not lay down a deep layer or fail to periodically add to the old layer with a new one. When using a mulch, keep wood chips and shredded bark pieces as large as possible so they don’t stick to shoes and aren’t accidentally tracked into your house.

Install a Paving Stone Patio, Driveway, or Walkway

One of the most effective ways to reduce the amount of dirt in your landscape is to install a paving stone patio. A paving stone patio can make your backyard feel more inviting. It may even increase property value. You can also use paving stone for your walkways or to give your driveway a radical makeover and keep dust down in these areas.

Consider Synthetic Grass

Synthetic turf requires significantly less ongoing maintenance than natural grass and can help reduce dust. With synthetic grass, you will spend more time appreciating the beauty of your landscape and less time maintaining it. This is an ideal choice for parents who want their kids to explore the outdoors but are concerned that they might breathe in a lot of dust while playing. Gardenworks is a reputable landscape contractor in Sonoma County. We use tried and tested methods to liven up dull, uninspiring landscapes. To make an appointment, call (707) 857-2050


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