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Luscious Landscape: 5 Tips for the First-time Homeowner

Once you’ve purchased your home, you likely have big plans for it. In addition to tending to the house, sprucing up the yard is also a good idea, especially when you have a large space to manage.

Luscious Landscape: 5 Tips for the First-time Homeowner

Plant Flowers

One of the best ways to show that you care about your property and to make the yard look stunning is to plant flowers. If you don’t have a green thumb, you can purchase ones that are already grown and just plant them in the ground. However, attempting to grow flowers, and maybe even some vegetables, can be a fun endeavor for you and your partner in your new home.

Install a Sprinkler System

Whether you’ve decided to grow your own flowers or to purchase adult ones, you still have to water them and the rest of the lawn. An automatic sprinkler system can allow you to do so without a hassle. Make sure you check into town regulations. In order to conserve water, many communities have rules about how often you can have the sprinklers on and for how long.

Decorate for the Season

Another technique you can use to make the outside of your house look more appealing is to decorate based on the season. Even when you don’t want to spend a large sum of money on decor, you can add in some little touches for now. Each year, you can purchase more items to add to your setup. You can also create a major display for the holidays and attract attention from all over the block.

Trim the Trees

Branches hanging low look untidy in the car. They can also become a problem if you are trying to host people in your yard. Trimming the branches helps to keep them out of the way. When you have old trees on your property, you may want to consider having them cut down so that they do not become a hazard in the event of a storm.

Hire a Landscaping Company

The thought of caring for a lawn yourself can seem like a prodigious conquest. Fortunately, you don’t have to. When you have a larger outdoor space, a professional landscaping company like ProTurf or someone similar is invaluable. You can hire this team to come on a regular basis to take care of projects that are both large and small.

Owning a house for the first time means that you have some work to do. Turn your attention to the outside to increase the curb appeal.

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Da Vinci, Editor in Chief of Your Life After 25, has carved out her own position as a “Realistic Optimist,” and modern day Renaissance woman. Your Life After 25 is the women’s magazine for all women, but we put a spin on things and also make sure to embrace life for ladies over 25. Whether you’re 25, 30, 35, 40, 50 or older we have something for you! Your Life After 25 “Believe It Or Not, It Does Go On”

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