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Take a look at some of the beautiful well-maintained yards at RoseLake Estates. Impressive! Light landscaping and well cared-for gardens will not only improve the look of your home while you live here, but can also boost the value of your home when it’s time to sell.

Even better, planting a few bushes and trees can provide shade from the summer intensity of the sun, which can help lower A/C bills for you.

Here are some do-it-yourself ways to beautify your yard on a budget:

  • A little sweat and a small project every weekend can translate into a beautiful yard by the end of the summer.
  • Need ideas? Outdoor garden staff at places like Lowe’s, Menards and Ace Hardware have knowledgeable staff who can recommend hardy, easy to grow plants for your yard.
  • Consider native plants. Not only are they low maintenance, but they often draw butterflies and hummingbirds.
  • Share:  Ask your gardener friends for plants they are dividing or seeds from their flowers.
  • Vary the height of what you plant. Put low plants in front of your garden and mid-size flowers and bushes towards the back. Vary flower colors or go for a color theme.
  • Consider adding ‘hardscaping’ to your landscape with rocks, decorative gravel, mulch, or edging. It can break up the look and texture of your gardens.
  • Maintenance is a must. To keep your garden vibrant, pull weeds and keep bushes and plants trimmed. And be sure to keep everything watered during the hot season just ahead.

Keep your yard looking beautiful, colorful and well maintained – with a little extra energy and a reasonable budget. The results for you – and your neighbors — will be well worth it.

 

 


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