Backyard Fun and An Easy Hack to Get Your Backyard Spring-Ready

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This backyard loving mom is inspired by and sponsored by Roundup® For Lawns, but all experiences and opinions are my own. 

We are currently on spring break in Arizona, meaning schools are out and the streets and venues are swarming with children. The crazy thing is that as I watch a lot of friends post about snowstorms, it is actually spring here! It happens fast, two weeks ago we were bundled up and experiencing cold rain that kept us indoors, and then within a week were hitting highs in the 80’s and still enjoying slightly cool evenings that make it a real joy to be outside.

I’ve also had my son decide to be a full-blown toddler with all the stereotypes the past two weeks. He’s parroting every word I say, he decided he actually likes mac-and-cheese (his dislike felt ironic with his name), and he’s learned that he’d far rather be outside than inside. Multiple times a day he runs to the back door and asks at least 10 times “ouuuuu-side?” If I don’t cave by then it gets much insistent and eventually turns into another toddler stereotype- the toddler fit. Luckily we don’t get to that point often, it’s hard to say no that cute face, and I’m a firm believer in outside play. It’s just a new phase that we entered recently where he’s decided outside is fun, he’s not afraid of the grass, and he’d rather be in our backyard than almost anywhere else.

I’m glad he’s no longer afraid of the grass, but heading outside with him after a winter of neglect has lead me to be a bit afraid of the grass! As things heat up I know sandals and shorts will be the wardrobe staples soon and it’s time to get these weeds under control!

For now, mom and dad are doing chores, and we’re starting to tackle the weeds the easy way- by using Roundup® For Lawns. Roundup has been the #1 weed killing brand for over 40 years, and it’s a product most people know and love. We have interesting grass in Arizona, we have a summer lawn and plant a winter lawn too, so the grass changes with the extreme heat and during our lovely fall/winter/spring seasons. I love that there are different special Roundup For Lawns formulas for northern and southern regions, created specifically to handle different grass types. No more guesswork deciding which product we need; we just head to our local retailer and grab the formula that is best-suited for the major grass type in our area! So if you’re like us thinking about spring and getting rid of those weeds, make sure you double check the product is approved for your grass types.

I’ll keep you posted on our lawn’s progress with some after pictures of the updates we’ve made, and some of the fun activities we have planned when our lawn is back to its old self again!

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Roundup® For Lawns.

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