Did you know that curb appeal sells 49 percent of all homes? That means that all that work you put into your kitchen and bathroom won’t mean jack if your outside plants aren’t pruned and your lawn isn’t green! Below are a couple ways you can update your home’s exterior attraction this fall. Fall is the ideal season for corrective lawn and landscaping measures so read on for some tips!
You can turn a neglected wood fence into a functional form of beauty. Walk your fence perimeter to ensure all fence pieces are structurally sound. Then give your fence a good cleaning to eliminate mold, mildew, dirt and algae. Then stain in! Staining this time of year is the perfect time because the weather is so nice!
Conduct corrective pruning in fall to prevent dead or overgrown plants from being a thorn in your home’s curb appeal. Proper pruning now can enhance a plant’s appearance in spring. Thin, rather than top-shear, overgrown shrubs and flowering trees to preserve their overall shape. Help your lawn breathe through fall core aeration to strengthen roots. Core aeration removes small plugs of turf, thatch and soil from your lawn increasing the flow of air, water and nutrients to roots. Plugs break down and feed nutrients back to the lawn’s root system while allowing more room for roots to expand.
A good fall feed gives lawn, tree and shrub roots the energy to prepare for healthy spring growth. Fall treatments are beneficial as roots continue active growth leading up to dormant winter months. Look to a professional company such as TruGreen to get your lawn ready for winter dormancy.
The TruGreen Healthy Lawn Plan includes protection against lawn-feeding pests, the use of a time-release formula to gradually feed important nutrients to the lawn, and ongoing customized lawn care. TruGreen’s specialized lawn services are designed to specifically meet your lawn’s needs throughout the year based on climate, grass type, soil condition and usage.
Memphis-based TruGreen is the nation’s largest lawn care company, serving more than 2.5 million residential and commercial customers across the United States with lawn, tree and shrub care. As the industry leader, TruGreen continues to pioneer the development of new technology for lawn care and devotes substantial resources to evaluate new products and equipment. The company is committed to responsible lawn care, including offering and promoting the use of natural services and sustainable practices. Today, there are approximately 250 TruGreen branches in the United States and Canada, including about 50 franchise locations. TruGreen is a subsidiary of The ServiceMaster Company, one of the world’s largest residential and commercial service networks. The company’s brands include Terminix, TruGreen, American Home Shield, ServiceMaster Clean, Merry Maids, Furniture Medic and AmeriSpec. Go tohttp://www.TruGreen.com or http://www.facebook.com/TruGreen for more information about TruGreen.