Sure, remodeling the kitchen helps. Sprucing up the bathroom is nice. But, dollar for dollar, you can sometimes get more green from a green lawn than you do from those inside projects.
This should make you love your landscaping even more. A study from Michigan State University says that good landscaping can increase your home¿s value by 5 ¿ 11 %. Also, Money Magazine states that you get a 100¿200% return on your investment in landscaping, versus 75% for kitchen remodeling.
The rule of thumb is, when it¿s time to toss around the football, it¿s a great time to get out the garden tools. You won¿t miss much of the game, though ¿ it only takes a few simple steps to help your landscaping look its best come springtime.
Feeding your lawn in the fall helps it wake up full of vim and vigor in the spring. Laying down some Scotts® Turf Builder® Winter Guard® in the fall helps your grass grow strong roots over the winter. If you have weeds, try Scotts® Turf Builder® Winter Guard® With Plus 2®. That will kill them off and help keep them from coming back in the spring.
Summers can be brutal on lawns. Drought and heat can cause thin and bare spots to crop up. The good news is that autumn gives you ideal soil and temperature conditions for successful seeding. Use Scotts® Pure Premium® Grass Seed for a lush, healthy-looking lawn.
When you admire a neighbor's yard, your eye tends to settle on the trees and shrubs. When you plant them, they like to settle into their new homes before they get busy growing. By planting them in the fall, you help them establish strong roots before the spring rush. Just dig a hole about a foot or two wider than the root ball. Put your new tree or shrub in the hole, then backfill with the dirt you dug out. Give it a good, deep watering and you're all set.
Having tulips or other bulbous plants pop up in the spring is a gardener¿s delight. What¿s even nicer, they¿re easy to plant. Wait till fall, when soil temperatures are a little cooler. Then plant your big bulbs about eight inches deep, and the smaller ones about five inches deep. Just make sure that the soil drains well. Then sit back and wait for compliments the following spring.