When looking to purchase a new home, curb appeal isn’t the only thing you should consider in your buying decision. The appearance of your potential home is important but making sure that the landscape is healthy can save you thousands.
Landscape inspections are often overlooked, leaving buyers vulnerable to poor soil or susceptible to the consequences of having aging trees surrounding the house.
AAA Tree Experts Inc. arborist Bruce Avery, recommends that the landscape inspection includes review of “retaining walls, patios and decks, outdoor kitchens, water features, fireplaces and fire pits, irrigations systems, fencing, pools and spas, lighting, playgrounds, lawns and trees”.
All home owners, new and old, should consider having their landscape inspected. Prolonged inspections can make damages more severe and repairs more costly. The best way to minimize and prevent potential landscape related expenses is to be proactive and have your lawn or yard professionally inspected.
Tips for Maintaining a Healthy Landscape
- consider slow-release or organic fertilizers
- measure the treatment area and calibrate the spreader to apply the proper amount of fertilizer
- avoid applying fertilizers and pesticides on paved surfaces
- use rain barrels to store rainwater
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