Lawn Care Curb Appeal for Your Home
A 2015 survey by the National Association of Realtors concludes the best way to boost curb appeal for your home is through the landscape. Beyond the house itself, the landscape is the first thing visitors see when arriving at your home. And bumping right up against the edge of the curb?… is your lawn. Even with a minimalist landscape, a well-maintained lawn provides a natural, eye-pleasing and welcoming approach to your home.
Curb appeal creates value!
The cost of a lawn care program including regular mowing, fertilization, weed control and watering can return as much as 300% of that cost in additional home value. And more importantly, it’s a positive draw to your home. The last thing you want is a visitor, or potential buyer, to be turned off by your landscape.
Growing grass takes 10 months!
Not 10 days, or 10 weeks. As counter-intuitive as it may sound, cool season grasses, the kind we grow in the Northeast, grow during the “cool season”… that’s September to June around here. That’s why it’s best to seed in early Fall. This is when temperatures are ideal for establishing new grass and strong root growth. Surviving the heat and humidity of late-June to early-September requires grass that has had 10 months to mature through the cool season. Seeding in the spring always requires you to seed the same area in the fall; you’ll spend that money twice!
Start a lawn care program now!
A 6-step fertilization program that controls crabgrass, broadleaf weeds and insects, along with lime applications to manage the soil pH and you’ll be well on your way enjoying your landscape and enhancing the appeal of your home.