Cut Mowing Time in Half on Your Santa Clarita Real Estate

Cut Mowing Time in Half on Your Santa Clarita Real Estate

Do you need to be convinced that it would be nice to spend less time mowing your lawn? Think of all the fun things you could be doing instead of burning all that gas, making all that noise and sweating in the sun! Here are some ways to free up your valuable time and
improve your Santa Clarita real estate at the same time.

  • Stop watering and fertilizing. Many people make more work for themselves by encouraging lush growth of their lawn. This is a waste of water and encourages problems with fungus. Using chemical fungicides creates a toxic cycle. You especially don’t want to use pesticides where your kids and pets roll around.
  • Plant more trees. Trees are a priceless addition to your Santa Clarita real estate.  They provide shade, habitat for birds, a place to hang a hammock, visual
    interest, and even food, if you want to try growing fruit trees. And they slow
    down the growth of the grass beneath them.
  • Plant more shrubs. Shrubs do most of the above, and many have beautiful flowers. They can also be used to create a hedge or screen for privacy.
  • Plant ground cover. These are herbaceous perennials that spread
    horizontally, replacing that pesky grass. Options include some fragrant herbs
    like thyme and flowering plants like alyssum.
  • Put in a patio. Use pavers under garden furniture, and you won’t
    need to move it around to mow that area.
  • Plant flower beds. The possibilities are endless: annual, perennial, fragrant, nostalgic, your favorite colors – you can go wild with this.
  • Use mulch around your trees, shrubs, and flower
    beds
    . Wood chips last more than one season, conserve water, check weed growth and make it easier to mow around the new plantings that will transform your Santa Clarita real estate.
  • Just don’t mow so much. You don’t need to keep your lawn shaved. You can
    easily let the grass grow for 7-10 days, unless it’s been raining a lot. The
    more you mow grass, the faster it grows. Don’t encourage it. If you have enough
    acreage, you can even leave small islands of unmown areas, as small as 3 X 10
    feet. Toss in some native wildflower seeds and watch what comes up. You’ll
    create a refuge for toads, frogs, turtles, lizards, birds and beneficial
    insects.

If you’re looking for a piece of Santa Clarita real estate with landscaping potential, call me at [661-505-timv] or email me at [tim@timsells.net].  And check out my website at
www.VWSellsHomes.com.

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