Archive for the ‘Say Yes to Your Yard’ Category

3 Signs There’s a Sprinkler Situation

Saturday, August 20th, 2016

It is so easy for a sprinkler head to get turned the wrong way or broken and cause a wet mess. Signs to check for:

  • High water bill. Sometimes you can get a credit back once the issue is fixed. So check the company’s/municipality’s policies on this one.
  • Displaced landscaping or dirt.  If you have a big gusher it can relocate your mulch and other small plantings.
  • Wet interior walls. Do you see blistering paint or is the baseboard separating from the drywall?  All worth checking out!

Be proactive… Check your sprinkler system every so often by running each zone manually….or have your landscaper be on the lookout!

Walk All Around

Thursday, December 3rd, 2015

I am talking about your fencing.  How does it look?  If it looks something like this one, it’s time for some repair work.

Water Works?

Thursday, August 20th, 2015

Rare is it that some sprinkler system issue doesn’t come up at an inspection. Here are 5 common ones:

  1. Watering the house
  2. Having a gusher
  3. Weak water pressure
  4. Nothing happening
  5. A slow, buried leak

It is so important to turn your sprinkler system on manually and inspect it a couple times a year.

Neatly Put Away is Always Nice!

Friday, June 12th, 2015

Not only are garden hoses unattractive when laying out in your yard or on your patio, they can be a tripping hazard too!


A hose holder can easily make any garden hose much more sightly and safe!


Stand Up Straight

Wednesday, September 3rd, 2014

It applies to outdoor lights too!

Do Your Hedges Have Edges?

Saturday, March 22nd, 2014

Want to know what makes a good looking yard great?

It’s the trimming!


Trimming your hedges, bushes and shrubs
is the extra work that makes a NICE and NOTICEABLE difference!

Keep It Short

Tuesday, April 30th, 2013

Buyers are not only looking at properties on the web, but they are driving, walking and biking by too.
And all are observing how you are maintaining your property.
You don’t want to be the property where toys and yard equipment are buried in foot tall weed stalks!
Even weeds will be less noticeable if kept short.

Extra bonus points for edging your yard and blowing off the debris afterwards.

What isn’t looking so lively?

Monday, June 11th, 2012

It’s important to look around your property when it’s on the market. Walk out to the front, sides and back of your property. This may require that you walk along your sidewalk or street to get a good overview. Look for bushes, plants and shrubs that may need some trimming or some watering or complete removal because the plant has died!

As you can see in this picture below there is a big difference between a good and healthy plant and one that needs to be removed.