5 Tips for Enhancing Your Home’s Landscape

Curb appeal is the very first impression visitors & buyers get when they pull up to see a house for sale. When a home’s landscape is underdone or overlooked, it tends to turn buyers off. They want to see a house that looks like the owner has given it love and care over the years. Here are five things you can do to enhance your home’s landscape so it will sell faster!

Power Wash the Hardscape

If you don’t have a power washer, you can easily rent one. Use it to clean all the grimy, grungy build-up off of the paved surfaces. Also use it to clean vinyl siding, brick, and fences. This will make everything look refreshed & brand new!

Correct Irrigation Problems 

Get any issues with your irrigation system repaired before the buyer takes possession. If there are issues you don’t fix, the buyer must be notified. Also, be sure to leave the buyer with all manuals and information about your current watering schedule so they know how to maintain upkeep.

Spruce Up Overgrown Shrubs & Trees

Your trees and shrubs are a major part of your home’s curb appeal. Neglecting those dead branches can make potential buyers assume you’ve neglected the home’s structure over the years as well. A maintained garden makes a home look loved. So, prune that short-term greenery when your house is on the market no matter what time of year it is. 

Add New Mulch

Nothing brings an under-loved garden back to life like a fresh batch of mulch. The color of mulch boosts the contrast of the plants surrounding it. This makes the entire garden pop! Plus, mulch is simple to apply and often pretty cheap. You can also hire a landscaping service to lay down mulch & much more. 

Clean Up Flowerbeds

If it’s the time of the year when your perennials and annuals are looking rough, you should either start loving them back to life now or remove them altogether. Use a decorative pot to take its place if you can’t replace the flowers. 

Also, know that your flowerbed & shrubbery add to your home’s curb appeal. That means it may have been a large part of why a buyer purchases your home. So, if you plan on dig up any of your home’s landscape and taking it with you to your new home, you must inform the buyer ahead of time. 

Professional Landscaping in Franklin, MA

A professional landscaper can help you design a new outdoor scene within your budget. For landscaping services in the Franklin, MA area & beyond, contact Lola’s Landscape today! 

Lola’s Landscape Firewood Service

Although Summer seems to be lingering in New England this year, with temperatures hitting the mid 80’s in many parts of Massachusetts this week, we know winter is right around the corner. October begins early next week and according to U.S climate data the average daily low temperature is 47 degrees in October and 38 degrees in November in Massachusetts. For homes that rely on firewood to provide heat during the late Fall and Winter months, it’s time to get ready for the cold spells that are right around the corner. On top of our quality lawn care and landscaping services, Lola’s Landscape also provides firewood drop offs for homes in Norfolk County, Massachusetts.

Norfolk County Firewood Prices

As of the 2017 Fall & Winter Season Lola’s Landscape prices for delivery for firewood in Norfolk County are:
• ½ Cord Delivered $200
• 1 Cord Delivered $325
• 2 Cord Delivered $625
• 3 Cord Delivered $900

Please note deliver is free to the following towns: Franklin, Medway, Bellingham, Wrentham, & Norfolk.
$25 Delivery Charge to Blackstone, Mendon, Milford, Holliston, Sherborn, Medfield, Walpole, & Foxboro

To schedule your drop off service, or inquire about our firewood service, contact us here! 

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Use a Lawn Renovation to Increase Your Homes Value

“How can we increase the value of our home?” That’s a question that comes up many times by homeowners when they are getting ready for a move in a year or two. The common responses usually are home additions, bathroom renovations, kitchen renovations, and finishing the basement. When homeowners think about the outside of their house, a new deck or painting the house come to mind to improve curb appeal.

One of the most cost-efficient ways to improve your home’s value and curb appeal is a lawn renovation. At Lola’s Landscape our lawn renovation is a series of steps that combine dethatching, aeration, slice seeding, and if needed adding some loam into areas on the lawn. After those steps are completed we heavily seed and fertilize the lawn to rejuvenate the health of your yard. This process helps bring your lawn back to life, and sets your property apart from others that are not as cared for. Look at these before and after photos to see a lawn that had a lawn renovation done to it:

 

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In addition to lawn renovation Lola’s Landscape provides other services that can improve curb appeal and your home’s value. These services include:

Contact Lola’s Landscape today to learn how we can improve the overall look and value of your property!

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