Welcome or Register

You Just Moved In…. Now What? 6 Immediate Yard Care To-Dos

You Just Moved In…. Now What? 6 Immediate Yard Care To-Dos


Home owners will be off to a good start with their new yards by following these important “move-in” steps. First and foremost, members of The Professional Landcare Network (PLANET), the national landscape industry association, recommend making safety a priority for your yard by doing the following:
1. Do a walk-thru of the yard and check for any dangers. Inspect the trees and evaluate the health of mature ones. One of the greatest assets in a yard are mature trees — they not only provide beauty but also shade and significant cooling to the home. Make note of any trees that don’t look healthy, may be diseased, leaning or are too close to the house. Consult with a licensed arborist to assess the health of your trees.
2. Evaluate the hardscape. Make sure any hardscape areas – stone or retaining walls, concrete or brick patios, tile paths, or wooden decks — are not heaving or creating tripping hazards.
3. Inspect the drainage around the house. The drainage should not cause any water to stand near or next to the foundation, which will prevent saturation of the soil and affect the foundation.
4. Make a plan to perform routine maintenance and clean up . Clean up any brush or debris in the yard. Weeding and mulching is an inexpensive way to make a yard look great; it also provides health benefits to the plants. Consider planting annuals to add some color and impact to the yard. Learn about your plants and shrubs and how to best take care of them.
5. Check the soil. The soil is the foundation of everything in the yard — grass, plants and trees depend on healthy, well-balanced soil to flourish. Composting will improve the soil. Your lawn care professional or a DIY soil kit available at home improvement and lawn/garden centers can test the soil’s condition.
6. Study the PLAT map. The PLAT is a map, drawn to scale, showing the divisions of the piece of land; this is helpful for any restrictions that could prevent home additions.
For more tips: visit www.loveyourlandscape.com
Source - Realtor.org
Click here to cancel reply.
You must be logged in to post a comment.
1065 S. Allante Place
Boise, ID 83709
About Jeanette Newbold
As a premier real estate agent in Boise, I’m here to provide you with all the resources and information you need to buy or sell real estate. 208-866-5468
1065 S. Allante Place
Boise, ID 83709

logged in

Property Pulse is not compatible with Internet Explorer below version 8. Please upgrade your browser.
Past Due Balance: $ – We are unable to charge your credit card on file. Please CLICK HERE to update your payment information or call us at 800-899-8148 to avoid account suspension and possible website shutdown.

©2013 Z57 Internet Solutions | Privacy Policy
back to top

Thank you for visiting today. If this is your first visit, take your time and look around. I have plenty of information and resources available to you. If you are a return visitor, thank you. I would love to hear from you and tell you how I can serve all your real estate needs.

Contact Me

* fields are required

Real Estate Websites by iHOUSEweb iconiHOUSEweb | Admin Menu