If you need to start a compost pile, simply place a link fence in its place of compost so that it forms an area of 3 feet by 3 feet. From there, you can start your compost pile. You can compost things like vegetable peels, grass cuttings, plant pruning scraps, cardboard egg boxes, crumpled paper, small twigs, tea bags and fruit waste. Then wait until the grass is at least 4 to 5 inches tall before resuming regular mowing.
The first time you mow your lawn, be sure to trim only the grass. If you cut the lawn too much the first time during the season, you can leave the grass susceptible to damage and less able to withstand longer periods of dry and hot weather. Trees that are isolated may seem random and useless. Unite trees by planting a curved bed between them, either with shade-tolerant shrubs or bulbs that bloom in spring.
For a low-maintenance option, select to spread plants that cover the ground. Here are some tips about trees that arborists won't tell you.