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September 13, 2017

Transitioning Your Garden Into the Fall Season

It’s almost that time of the year to clean out your garden bed and prepare for the first frost, or utilize a couple months of decently cool weather for second season crops.

Either way, it’s time to get your hands dirty again! – Whether you are taking advantage of second season gardening or just cleaning up, there are still a few ways to get back in the garden. LawnStarter Lawn Care suggests proper lawn care to prepare your lawn for the weather change, here are some ways to transition your garden into the fall season.

1. Clean out your garden bed

Depending on which vegetables or plants you currently have planted, you will want to remove any spent plants and [...]

 
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September 12, 2017

Best Ways to Renovate Your Yard (Without Calling a Professional)

Sure, your yard would be amazing with a total overhaul – regrading, reseeding, landscaping, the works. But if you’re looking to improve your little patch of paradise without calling in the pros, here are some easy things you can do to upgrade and maximize your space.

First, Tidy Up

You’d be surprised at how different your yard can look after a day of tidying up. Get everyone in the house involved, buy some yard waste bags approved by your town and roll up your sleeves. Pull every weed in sight, rake dead leaves out of beds, pick up twigs and branches, and prune and shape out-of-control trees and bushes (check to make sure it’s the right season to prune [...]

 
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August 25, 2017

Eco-Friendly Ways to Keep Your Yard Green in Extreme Heat

As a homeowner that takes pride in every detail of the place you call home, you want to make sure your lawn is healthy and a lush green, correct? No matter where you are located, I am sure you can relate to the initial feeling in the summer months when you notice the grass on your lawn is dry, dead, and yellow.

Why not try to maintain that luscious lawn with some solutions that are also friendly to mother nature? Here are some eco-conscious and preventative ways to show your lawn some love in the summer heat.

Maintain a healthy grass height from the get-go

Speaking in terms of your average turf grass, the upkeep of grass is just as important as a hair cut. Frequently [...]

 
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August 23, 2017

8 Tips to Keep Your Lawn Safe and Healthy This Summer and Fall

Summer and fall can be pretty hard on your lawn. Learn how to keep it safe and healthy with these eight simple tips.
 
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June 26, 2017

10 Sustainable Ways to Enhance Your Home’s Curb Appeal

Try these 10 sustainable ways to enhance your home's curb appeal to set your home apart from others on the market; buyers will be knocking on your door!
 
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May 26, 2017

5 Purchases To Make After Buying A Home With Land

You’ve traded urban sprawl for a rustic lifestyle, slower pace, and tranquil nature views — congrats! But making that transition from cramped square-footage to rambling acreage is both invigorating and overwhelming—what do you do with all this extra land?!

Maintaining a property with extensive land is a major responsibility, whether your goal is to create a self-sufficient homestead or to give your children more freedom to explore and romp around. It can be rewarding to learn tricks-of-the-trade and maintenance practices, but investing in the right tools couldn’t be more important. Make property maintenance easier for you and your family with these tips and [...]

 
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May 24, 2017

Tips For Creating Raised Floral Beds

When you rent a home or an apartment and get the itch to start planting, it can be disappointing to always have to grow plants in pots. Some plants you may want to grow might even need more space than a pot allows. If your gardening options are limited, raised floral beds are soon to become your new best friend. You’ll be able to grow almost any plant you’d like without committing to a permanent garden. The following tips will help make your first experience a successful one!

Know Your Motivation

Besides giving your plants a place to grow that’s easily removed when the lease is up, there are other reasons for wanting to build a raised floral bed as well. [...]

 
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May 8, 2017

10 Steps to Hire A Qualified Landscape Professional

According to the National Association of Landscape Professionals (NALP), the nation’s premier landscaper association, besides adding to your overall satisfaction and enjoyment of your home, quality landscaping and proper lawn care can increase the value of your home by 15 percent. Your landscape is one of the first things visitors and prospective buyers notice when they see your house. Realtors estimate that 95 percent of home shoppers will not even get out of their car if the house lacks “curb appeal.”

You are proud of your home, and you love your landscape. And like many homeowners, you probably like taking care of your own property. But there are some projects [...]

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