Dress Up Your Outside Too!

Dress Up Your Outside Too!

 

Lush & Inviting

Lush & Inviting

Springtime is here and what better time to share advice I’ve learned over the years.  My husband studied agronomy in college and taught me many things about lawn maintenance.  Each spring we (I?) fertilize early with crabgrass preventer.  It’s time now to do so before the little sprouts emerge from the ground.  This will green up your yard in an amazing way!  Some consider this punishment.  But if you’re selling your house, you also need to appeal from the street view.  Is your lawn full of weeds, dandelions and clover?

Spend a little time here.  Invest in a sprayer that hooks up to your garden hose and spray the Weed B Gone type chemical directly on the grass.  This will kill the clover and dandelions, chickweed too.  All those pesky weeds that sprout up within two days of mowing and make your lawn look like you haven’t mowed in weeks.  Instead let’s go for lush and inviting.  The alternative is you can hire a lawn care service.

 

When we last moved 4 years ago, my husband fertilized about this time of year and mowed the grass religiously, especially right before a showing.  I truly think it helped appeal to the person who bought our house.   The bonus is that once the fertilizer slows down, you actually don’t have to mow as often to achieve a neat lawn because there’s no weeds to mow!

You DON'T want this!!

You DON’T want this!!

 

Just a simple tip this time…Call me if you need some encouragement in this area.  I might even let you use my sprayer.

 

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