Potential Risks of Used Packing Boxes

Cardboard storage boxes are essential for moving activities, especially for frequent movers. They offer cheapest and most convenient method of packing and transporting things. However, there are certain risks involved with storing your items in these boxes based on my experience. I too love cardboard boxes and have plenty of them in my house. My job demands that I be a frequent mover. I usually move from one city to another in search of clients to offer my services. For that reason, I’ve to live in temporary rented accommodations and store my clothes in boxes. It is impossible to discard using boxes, but I just felt like mentioning some of the problems associated with boxes.

Accumulation of Boxes

For the frequent movers like me, we tend to make close friends with boxes. Whenever you come across a box, you only think of taking it and putting it somewhere “safe”. As if it wasn’t safe where you found it! With time, you realise that you have very many boxes, consuming a lot of space in your house. But since you are used to the boxes, you may not realise the muddled state of your house. However, if you get a frank friend, bold enough to point out your indecency, don’t be surprised to get criticism concerning the accumulation of boxes.

Fire Risk

Keeping many cardboard boxes together, mostly in a small space, can be a significant risk of fire outbreak. When we store boxes in a hot environment, especially during summer, they dry up and become highly inflammable. By freeing your storage spaces from cardboard boxes, you’re protecting yourself and residents near you against unnecessary fire outbreaks.

Potential Risk of Pests and Bugs

The boxes make an ideal environment for nasty critters to live in. Although this is debatable, I guarantee that parasite, insects, and other creatures like hiding in boxes. Spiders are an excellent example. They like creating their webs in dry and dark environments. If we leave those boxes unattended for precisely long, many spiders will invade the place, and comfortably change it into their permanent place of residence. Think of it again- spider’s home, within your home!
We aren’t talking about spiders alone. Other friends will also come to enjoy the box comfort. Cockroaches, silverfish, and bookworms will never hesitate to invade your house. The thing is- you risk harbouring dangerous creepy crawlies in your house. Unless you have a particular task or a reason for storing boxes, always flatten them and carry them to the recycling.

Waste of Storage Space

If you have numerous boxes piling up your house, they obviously consume a lot of space that we could otherwise use for other activities. Space is an essential commodity. I don’t see any reason for you to waste it by filling it up with mere boxes. It is, therefore, necessary that you take them to the recycling immediately after using them. By that, you will have adequate space for other activities, or for storing essential items. Well, I understand how hard it is to get rid of these boxes, especially for the box-oriented people like me. But, try it out.

Give your Lawn a new life

There is a huge difference between professional lawn mowing services and cutting the grass from here and there yourself. It is certainly not an easy task, as it seems so. Well, I’m telling you this from my own experience. I had a real bad experience while taking it as a DIY task. And eventually, after doing more harm than good to my garden, I had to call for professional help. So, In my opinion, I would highly recommend some professional services to shape up your lawn/ garden, rather than doing it yourself. If not, then you’ll surely end up not only ruining your garden, but also a huge amount of your time and effort. Effective gardening and lawn mowing demands highly skilled professional expertise and proficient knowledge about gardening. Simply stating, we do an easy task of gardening without much planning, while a professional would know that where and in what direction his cutting tool should move forward or shouldn’t at all.

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What is Lawn Mowing:

First of all, what is lawn mowing? While walking through your neighbourhood, you might have seen some really bad looking lawns. The answer to the above-stated question lies in that scene; any badly-shaped yard has experienced improper lawn mowing or no mowing at all. You can see foot high grass, tonnes of self-grown weed, and randomly grown petals all over that lawn. I had experienced such condition for a while and was in dire need to makeover my lawn beautifully. So shaping up your garden and getting rid of all unnecessary items is called lawn mowing.

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Why Proper Lawn Mowing is Necessary:

Lawn mowing through an improper and inappropriate way is the most common cause of lawn problems. It is extremely important to mow your lawn once in a while. As the plant leaves grow randomly and they needed to be shaped up properly to look good. And depending upon your collection of plants and type of grass, the size of the grass can grow as high as 10 to 60 cm (24 inches), and you surely can imagine what would that look like.

With that much long grass, there is an increased possibility of unwanted flowering which is smaller in size but has high intensity of allergy-inducing pollen production. You won’t be able to see this unusual growth as long grass hid their appearance by falling off on the ground or just by being there with that length.

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Mowing helps to remove damaged or rust coloured tips of leaves and grass. It also helps to get rid of weeds, thus make room for healthy and fresh grass to grow. Properly managed lawn have thicker patches of grass and allows fewer or no holes for a growth of weeds. If an appropriate procedure is followed for lawn mowing, your grass will not only shape better but also have more area and strength to grow properly. If you study the growth pattern of grass, then you’ll see that grass leaves have special growth hormones at the apex which only allow vertical and upward growth of grass, while suppressing it to grow in a horizontal direction. So cutting of the grass from this apical portion, suppress apical growth of grass and let it use its growth hormones and food to spread outwards and with faster speed.

So, lawn mowing is a highly important task to do. Whether you do a little or so, you’ll definitely see much difference. And if you hire some professional team to perform this task, your garden will look alive.

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Harmful Effects of Improper Lawn Mowing:

As said earlier, proper lawn mowing is of vital importance for regular and shaped up growth of plants. Simultaneously there are numerous harmful effects are associated with improper lawn mowing. Some of which are stated below,

  • Improperly cut leaves make room for entry of disease-causing organisms
  • Cause less production of grass which in turn produce lesser storage of carbohydrates
  • Stored Carbohydrates are essential to combat stress, so with lower carbohydrates plant have to endure more stress
  • Increased water loss from leaf ends
  • Root growth halts for a shorter period of time
  • Grass cutting shock the plant and it have to divert it’s growth hormone from growing upwards and channelling them to spread outwards that halt this growth totally for a while.
  • Roots absorb lesser amount of water which affects plant health
  • If grass is cut too short than normal, it will result in,
    • Reduced Root Growth
    • Grass roots will require more fertilisers and water to start growth.
    • Plants become less resistant to disease-causing harmful insects
    • With high room to grow, more weeds will grow in that place

All in all, if lawn mowing is not done properly, then your lawn will surely become home to unwanted insects, self-grown weeds and disease causing small animals.

Perks of Hiring Professional Lawn Mowing Services:

If you need a good haircut, you’ll surely go to some professional hairdresser rather than ruin your face look by doing it yourself. In a similar manner, get your lawn done by professional lawn mowers. I was told to do this task myself to save money. But I got disappointed after wasting my time and energy, as I wasn’t able to do the job properly. Then I searched for some professionals to take on the task, and to my amazement there were many. You can get whatever sort of services you want, by size of your place, needs of your lawn and your personal preferences. You can get following services from skilled professional,

  • Mowing of all lawn surface area
  • Cutting of long grown plants into proper shape
  • Defined and appropriately shaped flower beds and sidewalks
  • Proper removal of debris from patio, sidewalks and driveways

Professional lawn mowing has proven to be highly beneficial for me as,

  • You can spend your time in any other important activity, or just sit back and relax
  • It has shown itself to be economical for me, as I had spent a lot of money while doing it myself
  • It’s best for those who have any plant allergies

I would highly recommend some professional team to shape up and decorate your lawn properly and economically.