July 26, 2013

Check Out That Lawn

You’re driving down a forgotten back road and as you turn the corner your gaze is drawn to something dark green, luscious, and incredibly inviting. Check out that lawn! Even though you're fine with your spotty,
average lawn, you have to admit that you appreciate the site of a beautifully maintained one. Ever wonder why you drool over the sight of luscious grass? If so, here are some reasons why you should pay more attention to your own lawn.

Selling Your Home? If you’re planning on selling your home anytime in the near or distant future, having a beautiful lawn could be the difference between having your pick of a buyer and having no buyer at all. Studies show that people looking to buy a home are more likely to be initially attracted by a well manicured lawn than by the home itself. The reason for this is two-fold.  First, a beautiful lawn has an intense curb appeal, curb appeal being the level of attractiveness that the home or property has from street view. Not only does a nice lawn raise curb appeal but it also tugs at the heart strings. When Americans look at a well manicured lawns happy memories of backyard parties, their kids having squirt gun wars, and barbecues flood their minds.

A Great Testament – Here’s the thing, when others see your beautiful, healthy lawn they automatically think that you take care of your home. What a great feeling to know that your lawn is a testament of all the work you've done to your home both inside and out. Place some potted plants on the porch or situate an iron bench under a tree and everyone who drives by will be drooling over your property.

You’ll Love It Too – Okay so thus far all the reason for keeping a lawn luscious have been for other people. If you don’t care how others view your property, keep your lawn manicured for your own sake. Every time you come home and see your beautiful, healthy, green, full bladed lawn you’ll feel a sense of pride and comfort. Nothing is more inviting than great landscaping and you’ll fall in love with your home’s exterior every day.


Phil Goold is a retired landscaper of 30 years. He loves being outside more than anything else, except maybe pie. He enjoys connecting with other landscapers and gardeners because everyone brings something new and fun to the table. Connect with Phil on Twitter and Google+.

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