Does landscaping add to your home’s overall value? According to a review of research by a horticulturist at Virginia Tech, proper landscaping adds an increase in home value of between 5.5 to 12.7%. This can mean an average of $30,000 increase for a home valued at $300,000 compared to a home with outdated or no landscaping. Adding to the value is a professionally laid out design that incorporates four season beauty, including evergreens, flowering shrubs, seasonal perennials, and great fall color. Call Jeff today at 740-404-3855 for a free consultation!
Now that the fall is here, it’s time to clean up your landscape beds. We have had a hard freeze so it is time to pull and discard all your annual flowers. Pull remaining weeds, cut back perennials, clean up the first leaf litter, and add a layer of at least an inch of mulch if your mulch is thinning out. A good dose of fertilizer is not a bad idea if you did not fertilize late in the summer. Read the directions, but add a small amount around the base of the plant and water in well.
Maybe you have a problem area in your lawn area, just can’t decide what to do. Or maybe you have grown tired of the builder installed blah two shrub landscaping. Either way, now is a great time to meet and discuss upgrading your landscaping, even if you want to delay installation until next season. I will come to your home or business for a no cost consultation, measure and sketch a new design, then meet with you again to discuss options. From small jobs to large installs, we have the experience to bring new life to your outdoor space.
Now is the time to get your lawn looking better for next spring! Aeration is a process that mechanically pulls “plugs” out of the lawn, thereby loosening hard, compacted soils and helping to de-thatch lawns. Spreading a good all purpose grass seed overtop at the proper rate delivers new seeds that will fill the holes and sprout new grass, increasing your overall lawn health and thickness. Call today for a free estimate!
Now is a great time to plant trees and shrubs. The cooler weather and damp mornings allow the newly planted material to gain a better foothold in the Granville landscape. Minimal watering will be necessary at this time of year and you will have a great addition to your landscaping next spring!