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Does your home have curb appeal?

Curb appeal

The outside of your home makes people either want to see more or run the other way.

As the saying goes, you only have one chance to make a first impression. the same goes for your home. Cracked sidewalks, hanging gutters and sports equipment littering the yard are things that will take away from your home’s curb appeal.

Step back and look at your house objectively, including all the way to the roof. When house photos are taken for website, make sure the yard is clean with no kids’ gear on the porch. Put everything away. Instead of bikes, consider adding a colorful Adirondack chair or a rocker for the front porch.

What can you do to increase curb appeal?

People need to be able to find you. Clean and easy to read numbers on your house is a good start...

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August Garden Tips

This consistently wet summer seems to be prepping us for great fall planting!  If you are vacationing this month remember to take a look at the landscapes and gardens surrounding you while traveling.  Make a mental note of colors and textures and how they are used in that particular landscape.  Assuming that the plants will work in our zone, it could give you some good ideas for fall planting in your own gardens and yards.

For more helpful landscape ideas or help getting them accomplished, contact my preferred landscape contractor, David Dix of DCD Lawnscaping, INC at 443.463.9957.  Dave has a horticulture degree and is the owner / operator of his small local business that has been serving the community for over 17 years. 

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July Gardens

After record breaking rainfall in June, this years weeds are out of control; both in the lawn and throughout the garden beds.  Even though it is getting warm, lawns are not stressed because of all the wet weather.  A second application of weed control is a good idea and can now be applied on turf.  As for your mulched areas, Round Up can be used to control most weeds.  When used properly, Round Up brand Post Emergent Weed Killer is very safe.  Its soil deactivated and will not leach.  This product  is much more effective that hand pulling weeds because it is a systemic and kills the root system.

For more helpful landscape ideas or help getting them accomplished, contact my preferred landscape contractor, Dave Dix of DCD Lawnscaping, Inc at 443.463.9957...

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April Garden Tips

April Showers Bring May Flowers so… lets Welcome Spring!!

Here are some garden tips from Dave Dix, my preferred landscape contractor: 

This is often the time of year when people apply mulch to their garden beds.  Mulching helps to prevent weed growth and retain moisture around new plantings.  Use a granular, pre-emergent herbicide such as Preen to enhance weed control before applying mulch.

mulchFor more helpful landscape ides or help getting them accomplished, contact David Dix of DCD Lawnscaping, Inc at 443.463.9957.  Dave has a horticulture degree and is the owner and operator of his small business that has been serving the community for over 17 years.

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