February 20, 2021


When senior citizens enter retirement, many use the time to relocate and find a new place to call home. According to SmartAsset, 930,000 senior citizens moved across state lines in 2018. There are many reasons why seniors want to move, whether it’s to be closer to family or to downsize in a new location. Regardless of your reasoning, there are five things to consider when moving as a senior before packing up your items. First, let’s discuss moving with your health insurance.

  1. Will your health insurance follow?

When you move to a different city or state, you will want to check your Medicare plan to ensure it will move with you. Medicare is the health insurance program for seniors aged 65 and older and others who meet special criteria. If you only have original Medicare, you don’t have to worry about changing anything as original Medicare does not have service area restrictions. Therefore, your Medicare will move with you.

The same rules apply with a Medigap plan. Medigap plans work alongside original Medicare, so you can visit any doctor in the United States that accepts Medicare with your Medigap plan. Therefore, a Medigap plan will also move with you.

Unlike Medicare and Medigap plans, Medicare Advantage plans have networks that work in select counties around you. So, if you plan on moving outside your network, you will need to contact your Medicare Advantage carrier.

When you move to a new location outside your network, you can apply for a new Medicare Advantage plan in your new zip code or switch to original Medicare and purchase a Medigap plan. When moving to a new service area, you are granted a guaranteed issue right. What this means is that you have opened a chance to purchase a Medigap plan without underwriting.

  1. Consider downsizing

There are many memories created inside a home, which makes the process of moving out difficult and emotional. However, when you are alone in a large house, it may seem like more of a job to maintain the upkeep as a senior citizen. Which is why many seniors downsize houses to help make their senior years more enjoyable.

There are a few signs that indicate it’s time to downsize homes. For example, if you have multiple vacant rooms in your home that have no use, then you do not need them—having a larger home with no one occupying it costs money to heat and maintain.

Another example would be if you find yourself stretching your retirement savings. If you begin to see yourself struggling to buy food, pay bills, or pay the lawn guy, it may be time to downsize to save your retirement savings.

  1. Declutter your belongings

If you decide to downsize homes, you will next want to consider decluttering your belongings. When you are moving into a smaller house, there will not be enough room for the stuff you had in your more prominent home. When going through your things, consider the things that are essential to you and things you haven’t touched in years.

You can begin to declutter your things by putting them into categories, such as the things you want to keep, sell, give, or throw away. If you are having trouble figuring out what to throw out, ask yourself a few questions:

  •       When was the last time I used this?
  •       Is this out of date?
  •       When was the last time I took this out of the box?
  •       Does it fit me or my style?

If all of these answers are leaning towards tossing the item, then toss it out!

  1. The community

Before you begin to move, you should consider the community you will be moving to. Do you have any family or friends who live close by? Are you moving to a community where you will be surrounded by college students or families? There is a lot to consider when moving to a new community.

Before you decide to make your move, check out your new city and see if it has anything to offer you. Many cities and towns offer senior activities, such as fitness classes, crafting, or volunteer work. Consider the city you are moving to and ensure this is the place you want to call home.

  1. How to keep moving day safe

After you are all packed up, you will want to consider how you can keep moving day safe as a senior. The number one thing to consider is asking for help. As a senior, you should not risk moving alone as seniors are at a high risk of falling. Ask a family member or a friend for help moving the heavy boxes to ensure you do not cause any severe injury.

Another way to keep moving day safe is by eating a nutritional meal and drinking lots of water. The last thing you want to happen is not having enough energy for the day or getting overheated and fainting. 


There are many aspects to consider when moving as a senior, which can make the whole process stressful – but it doesn’t have to be. When you consider these five things before moving, you may find the result rewarding with extra money in your pockets at the end.


The optimum pH for grass growth is 6-7, that is, slightly acidic soils. Bare soils impair grass growth due to the low availability of elements.

If the soils are fundamental, soil corrections will be established with the addition of sulfur or gypsum, not exceeding 250 kg/ha, and making the applications in spring or autumn.

The Curled

It seems that this operation contradicts the aerated in terms of its mechanical action since, after all, the rolling is for compacting. It is evident that depending on the lawn’s state, one operation or another will suit you.

If the soil is very clayey and tends to compact, the rolling should be ignored or done when the soil is dry.

After sowing or reseeding, it is convenient to pass the roller, for example. If the surface is very uneven from wear and tear, it is also advised to level.

On other occasions, it is done to prevent roots that have been raised for various reasons such as very severe raking or low cutting height from drying out.


Weeding And Weed Removal

For a lawn like that of a football or golf field, we will have no choice but to resort to the herbicide.

If you do not mind having the lawn somewhat more rustic with some other adventitious grass, you will avoid worrying excessively about the state of the lawn and weeds. It is another more relaxed way of seeing the garden.

Bald Spots, Yellowing Touch Reseeding!

It’s what you never do. Naturally, we tend to put more and more seed, thinking that something has to grow and finally cover our garden in the way we think from everything we put in. This can often be a mistake, and it is necessary to try to see what is wrong to find the most suitable solution. It is not easy, but you have to try.

The first time you sowed your lawn, you thought you covered evenly with the seed. I’m sorry to disappoint you. It happens to all of us, and replanting is the next step. Before putting seeds back into the bald patches, you should aerate and decompress the soil a little in the barest areas. Overseed, cover with a suitable substrate and water. The rest will continue its course as long as it has the necessary water supply.

The Yellowing Of The Lawn Lack Of Water? It Can Be, Or Excess Too

It is usually the most common cause. The yellowing of our vegetable layer in the garden is one of the possible problems that we can almost certainly face. It can be produced by:

Lack Of Water

If the yellowing occurs only in August and the lawn shows a straw-colored appearance, it is almost sure that it will lack water. Monitor the automatic irrigation system, frequencies, clogged, broken sprinklers


This can also be a cause of yellowing. The root suffocation. This chokes the roots, rots them, and therefore, the grass cannot absorb water and nutrients. The next question is: why does root asphyxia occur? According to, poor drainage most of the time, which leads us to the next question, what had happened so that my soil suffocates the grass if when I planted it, it was soft and full of nutrients with the best substrate that they sold me in the nursery.