Home and Garden
Relaxation is Where You Find It
There is nothing better than sitting back and looking at your beautiful yard work. Whether you have a quarter-acre or five full acres, a job well done is a job well done. And while we’re talking about a job well done, maybe we should speak about who is doing the work. There is absolutely nothing wrong with paying someone else to beautify your yard. I think it’s working smarter, personally. I also like to get my hands dirty every once in a while. It’s such a great way to release tension or bad energy all while creating a masterpiece of greenery in your own home space. One could manually trim their trees or bushes. Filling in holes in the ground is perfect for working the entire body.
But I hear there is one thing that might just come in first place when it comes to relaxation, and that is fly fishing. I like fishing, but fly fishing is a different type of fishing. This wonderful leisure activity won’t cost you too much to get started. All you need to start fly fishing is one of the many types of Douglas Fly Rods, such as the Douglas DXF Fly Rod or the Douglas LRS Fly Rod. You will then need a wheel, some flies, a line system, and some accessories. Fly fishing is so cool, it even has its own lingo. While some of the techniques may take you a bit to be comfortable, the concept is pretty simple. Fly fishing is a pretty common sport for relaxation. You can ask around your community to see where the best place to fly fish is or you can always look online. It just might be the break you need from your beautiful garden.
While the reward of having a magnificent backyard may seem like a vacation once it’s finished, it usually isn’t. Having a celebrity-looking back yard takes hard work every single day, normally during the sunshine hours. Vitamin D is fantastic but sunburn isn’t. Making sure you have on the right gear while gardening is pretty crucial. Fertilizing the yard is probably one of the hardest jobs of yard work, however. Without it, there would be no yard to enjoy. Not to mention the smell is not always the most pleasant. So once you’ve finally finished fertilizing your entire yard the last thing you want to do is grab a glass of lemonade and sit by the soon to be roses.
Since we are talking about things like roses, we might as well continue on with the price you pay for gardens. Even a simple backyard with just clean-cut grass can still cost a pretty penny. If you have a dog that gets fleas from the backyard, then it’s time for some pesticides. If you’re a natural gardener, then you’re spending a decent amount of money on natural pest sprays. If one of your tools break, like your hose or rake, there is literally no point in buying a cheap water hose or rake. And whether your lawnmower is electric or running on gas it’s going to cost you.
If you just so happen to have a big project like putting in bushes with a few of your friends against your fence line, a small project like that could take up your whole afternoon. Once you have them in there you’ve got to add some flowers. Now, in order to completely finish the look, you have to put down some great stones. See where I’m going with this? Gardening is so addicting during the summer. You see something turn out great and you just want to keep adding to it. And there is no problem with making something look fantastic, going the extra mile, putting on a little spit shine on it. But the next thing you know, it’s been three weeks and you haven’t had a break. Your life has been career work then yard work.
Don’t get me wrong, sometimes yard work can be a lot of fun. My personal favorite type of yard work is weed pulling. Whether I use my bare hands or grab the weed puller, there is nothing more relaxing than ripping out some weeds. However as much fun as taking care of your yard can be sometimes you gotta change it up a little.
When you need a break from your gardening endeavors, you might have to leave your backyard oasis, grab your fly pole and head out to the river. There’s more to life than worrying about your perfect garden.