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Lawn Mowing Tips

Regular grass cutting is one of the easiest ways to keep your lawn looking its best. Regular mowing keeps grass healthy and prevents weeds from having a chance to grow. How Much to CutOne of the biggest mistakes homeowners make is cutting their grass too short. Letting the grass stay a bit high allows the grass develop a deep root system and prevent weeds from invading. Cutting grass too low can also make it more susceptible to drought and insects. The rule of thumb is to cut no more than a third of the grass each time you cut. Set your mower to cut the grass at 3 inches high.How Often to CutCut your grass once it reaches 4.5 inches. Some grasses grow at faster rates than others. Use this chart as a guide:Common Bermudagrass, Hybrid Bermudagrass: 3-7 DaysKentucky Bluegrass, St. Augustine Grass, Texas Bluegrass (Reville), Zoysia Matrella (Fine bladed Zoysia): 5-7 DaysZoysia Japonica or Coarse-Bladed Zoysia: 7-10 DaysBuffalograss, Centipedegrass, Tall Fescue: 7-14 DaysMowing Tips:* Only mow dry grass* Cut the g...


Professional Landscaping Services Yield Long-Term Benefits

Employing the services of a professional landscaping designer can result in several long-term benefits for you and your family. Professional landscaping designers are experts in their field. Landscaping is not a simple matter of heading to the nearest garden supply store and buying whatever "looks good" and placing the plants whimsically around your property. Landscape design, plant selection and placement is a science that requires the services of a landscaping designer who understands the regional soil composition, climate and dozens of other considerations that only a professional landscape designer would be aware of. Obviously, a Minneapolis landscaping design would be significantly different from one better suited to Oahu or the Mojave Desert. Most home owners simply do not have the skills or knowledge necessary to make the most out of a landscape design.Landscaping Services Increase Home ValuesYour landscape designer will consider many factors: slope, sun exposure, erosion, maintenance costs and rainfal...


Will a Backyard Storage Shed Improve the Resale Value of Your Home?

If you invest in a metal storage shed at one time or another and then you decide to sell your home, does your shed add to the resale value of your home? This is a question that looms on the minds of many homeowners who make such important investments throughout the ownership of a home. Sometimes homeowners choose to take their metal storage shed with them when they move. That's if it is easy to move. Other times they decide to include it with the home, especially if moving it is going to be a daunting task. But does it add value if you decide to leave it there?As far as monetary value, it does add some money to the resale value of your home. It could also be that factor that helps make up the mind of an individual who is trying to decide between your home and another home. People love the idea of having somewhere to store their belongings that they don't use or won't fit in the home. So you're probably going to be a shoe in if you have that extra storage space and the other home does not. Other advantagesIf y...


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