Lynn D'Avolio
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Posted by Lynn D'Avolio on 12/8/2015

Planting new trees and shrubs is a perfect landscape project. Visit a few nurseries and keep on the lookout while you are driving or walking around town. You may see the tree or bush that you are looking to purchase and plant so that when you get to the store to make the purchase you know what you want. If you did your homework, you know the height and width of your new tree or bush once it matures. You also know the condition of soil and light that this tree or bush requires. Knowing this information is imperative to choosing the right tree, bush or plant for your location. Digging a hole big enough to support the roots as well as leaving room for growth is important. Be sure the plant fits nicely in the hole, not too tight. The location of the tree or bush must be far enough away from the house, wires and any other permanent structures that it may encounter in its lifetime. Spacing the tree or bush away from other trees and structures will allow it to have maximum sun and not reach for its share by growing crooked. Keeping your new tree or bush watered is an important step in allowing the plant to “take” to its new location. Remember, this tree will be here for its lifetime, so pick a good spot and take care to set it in properly.

Tags: Planting   Trees   Landscape  
Categories: Landscaping   Gardening   Yard Improvement  

Posted by Lynn D'Avolio on 9/22/2015

Many people would be shocked to realize just how much money they can unlock from their homes by performing some simple landscaping tasks. Enhancing the curb appeal of your home will also help increase its resale value. This can be accomplished by simply getting your hands dirty planting a flower garden or by hiring a professional landscape contractor. The investment put into your yard will be reflected in your homes listing price. Landscaped yards with a well groomed appearance, tend to be more appealing to home seekers. Yards with gardens that are uncared for, or property that has been left un-landscaped, can really detract from the look of your home and cause your resale value to take a bit of a nosedive. Taking the time to care for your yard and gardens is indication that you care about your home inside and out. An obviously well maintained yard will most definitely attract potential buyers. In order to inspire a potential home buyer to make an appointment to view your home, you need to have them like what they see on the outside first. Working on the exterior of your home and making sure that your yard is well kept will only work to your advantage. Your home needs to stand out, especially if it's facing other competition in your neighborhood. With just a little weekly maintenance you can keep your property looking great. A professional landscape contractor can also be hired to regularly cut your lawn, trim your shrubbery, and tend to your flower gardens. When taking on a landscape project, you should consider how long before you plan to sell your home and recapture your investment. If you aren't planning on selling for five or more years, putting in a vegetable garden or planting your favorite perennials would be fine. These projects would benefit your family and make your yard more appealing and enjoyable. However, if you are landscaping your property close to the sale, you should just focus on projects that increase the aesthetic appeal of your home. Keep your choice of plants, flowers, and stone work very neutral to attract a wider range of potential buyers. Your main goal is to have your home not only be a house a buyer wants to live in, but also a home your neighbors want to live next to!

Categories: Landscaping