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Selling Your Home? Here's Why You Shouldn't Neglect Your Landscaping

Selling Your Home? Here’s Why You Shouldn’t Neglect Your Landscaping

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Selling Your Home? Here’s Why You Shouldn’t Neglect Your Landscaping

Guest Blogger on Cullins Service Kris Lindahl from The Kris Lindahl Team REMAX

Getting your home up to impeccable condition so that it not only sells quickly but nets you the highest price means that you’ll undertake a whirlwind of activity. If you’re like most people who are eager to sell their homes, this activity tends to be focused on the interior of your home. After all, you want interested home buyers to see the possibilities of your home from the minute they walk through your front door.

First Impressions Are Made Instantly

What you might not realize though, is that by the time someone walks through that front door, they’ve already formed an opinion about your home. How is this possible? The presentation that your home makes on the outside does a great deal when it comes to fueling that opinion. Most people who are in the market for a home will be more excited to tour one that looking appealing as they drive up than one whose yard is in obvious need of work. The exception to this is if a potential home buyer is specifically seeking out a fixer upper. In that case, he or she might overlook a disheveled and neglected exterior appearance.

The Statistics Support Curb Appeal’s Benefits

According to a survey undertaken by the National Association of Realtors, 96 percent of real estate professionals recommend that sellers take steps to improve the curb appeal of their home before they list it for sale. This figure goes hand in hand with the 99 percent of those professionals who believe that curb appeal is vitally important to attracting a buyer. Upgrades such as in the lawn itself or with the softscape were among those the provided home sellers with nearly a 100 percent return on their investment, according to the same survey.

How Much Should You Invest in Curb Appeal?

There are no hard and fast rules regarding the amount of money that is suitable to invest in improving the curb appeal of your home. A good rule of thumb is to invest about 10 percent of the value of your home in its landscaping. It can be difficult to know what types of landscaping projects will net the best rate of return.

Turn to Landscaping Experts

One way to know that you’re investing in the right landscaping projects is to call in the experts. A local landscaping company knows what is popular in your area as well as those projects that are most appealing. For example, though you’d love to put in an elaborate rose garden, a potential homebuyer might find the thought of maintaining it overwhelming.

Another reason to call a professional landscaping company is because homeowners often find themselves so busy fixing up and maintaining the interior of their home to ensure that it’s show-ready, that they neglect the exterior. As noted above, doing so can result in your home staying on the market longer. You might also find that you have a difficult time getting as many offers for the price you want if your home lacks curb appeal.

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Cullins Service Curb Appeal bush remoal planting sod install

Landscape Curb Appeal Bush Removal Planting Mulch sod installation

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Landscape Curb Appeal Sod Bush Removal Planting Mulch finished

Landscape Curb Appeal Sod Bush Removal Planting Mulch finished

Landscape Curb Appeal Bush Removal Planting Mulch sod installation

Cullins Service Landscaping –

will give your home Curb Appeal. Just call us at 1-(617)-446-1382 or fill out Cullins Service online form. Cullins Service will come right over and give you a free Landscape Curb Appeal estimate. Then we will schedule a time to give your property Curb Appeal that is most convenient for you.

This Client wanted to put his property on the market. But first they wanted to add some curb appeal. When trying to sell your property curb appeal is one of the most cost effective ways to add value to your property. The first thing prospective buyers see when arriving is the yard. Trimming bushes, removing bushes, planting bushes or flowers, edging, mulching adding sod for an immediate beautiful lawn are a few ways to make your property more appealing to a home buyer.

On this property we removed a couple out of control bushes and planted some beautiful Rhododendrons and

Getting ready to plant some shrubs

Getting ready to plant some shrubs

green wave yews. We used a Toro Dingo to remove the old bushes and an auger bit to dig the holes to plant the new shrubs. After the shrubs were properly in the ground. Yes there is a proper way way to plant shrubs. We edged the bed with our EZ-Trench Bededger then Mulched the beds.

Now it was time to prep the ground and lay down some sod. We had to remove all vegetation. Some use a vegetation killer, dig it up or till everything and rake it up. We decided using our Turfco Kiscutter sodder was the best and quickest way for us. We then got to try out our new

Husquvarna Tiller DRT 900 H tilling up some dirt

Husquvarna Tiller DRT 900 H tilling up some dirt

Husqvarna DRT900H tiller. We tilled the area and removed any leftover vegetation and rocks anything that would prevent the grass roots from thriving. Now it was time for the Ford to drop some organic loam compost mix. This will give the grass nutrients and good drainage. Not done prepping yet we graded out the area with our razor back rake grader. Finally before laying down anything we put down some fertilizer and adjusted the Ph. Now we wait for the sod delivery. You have to time everything because you want to lay the sod as soon as it arrives. When the sod arrived we immediately started meticulously laying and cutting. After that we set up a simple watering system and stood back to enjoy the

Cullins Service fresh sod install

Cullins Service fresh sod install

new lawn. Two weeks later we came back for a follow up and saw a beautiful lush green lawn and one happy client. Hope you enjoy our work.

 

 

 

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Fall Lawn Care Thatching Aeration Seeding Fertilizing in Wellesley cullins service

Fall Lawn Care Thatching Aeration Seeding Fertilizing in Wellesley cullins service

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Cullins Service Fall Lawn Care Thatching with the Classen

Cullins Service Fall Lawn Care Thatching with the Classen

Fall Lawn Care Thatching Aeration Seeding Fertilizing in Wellesley cullins service

Having a great looking lawn is more than just more than just mowing it. Cullins Service has a formula that will work your lawn and get it growing green, healthy and crab grass free. We don’t want to give away all the secrets, but it involves cutting the grass, thatching w/ our classen seeder which I turned into a turf rake which you can see here. After the thatching we have to clean up all the thatch. Going over it with a mower should pick it right up. Then aerating with our ryan aerator. Coring the lawn with an aerator will relieve the compaction of the soil which can block the grass roots from getting the proper nutrition. It also allows water, air and nutrients to reach the roots of the grass. Not everyone who wants a great lawn knows about aeration, but it is important.

Cullins Service Fall Lawn Care Aerating with the Ryan

Cullins Service Fall Lawn Care Aerating with the Ryan

So after perforating holes in your lawn let’s put some fertilizer and seed at the same time. Aerating should be done twice a year in the spring and the fall, but fertilizing should be done at least four times. There is more to it than just throwing fertilizer down some lawns need different types or more of one nutrient than others. Then there is hydro fertilizer or dry fertilizer, and we offer both. With seeding you can pretty much throw seed down whenever although there are better times when you should. We like to put seed down after we aerate and the times we fertilize giving the seed a better chance at surviving. With seeding you get better results when at least 3/4 of the seed is in contact w/ the soil.

So as I said there is more to it, and it’s not that simple of a process. If done right you will have an enviable lawn. Hope you enjoyed this bit of knowledge, and if your in the Newton ma, area looking for a great lawn give us a call 617-446-1382.

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Leaf Removal Service Fall Cleanup Newton, Ma Cullins Service

Leaf Removal Service Fall Cleanup Newton, Ma Cullins Service

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Cullins Service Leaf Removal Before the Removal

Cullins Service Leaf Removal Before the Removal

Cullins Service Leaf removal Service Fall Cleanup

Cullins Service Leaf Removal service is ideal for everyone. We can beat anyone’s leaf removal pricing. The process to get your fall cleanup and leaf removal service is simple. Just call or fill out Cullins Service online form. Cullins Service will come right over and get a free estimate for your fall clean up leaf removal. Then we will schedule a time to remove your leaves. Some clients like to have multiple leaf removal visits and some like to have one leaf removal visit. That is entirely up to you. No leaf removal fall cleanup is too big or too small. Cullins Service has the right leaf removal equipment to get the fall cleanup done quickly and thoroughly. Most times by the time you get home from work your yard will be completely cleared from the fall leaves.

Cullins Service Leaf Removal Using the Leaf Plow

Cullins Service Leaf Removal Using the Leaf Plow

Cullins Service is always looking to get the job done more effectively and efficiently without jeopardizing the quality of the work. That and we like to play w/ heavy equipment, but what guy doesn’t. So we got a leaf plow and mounted it to our Husquvarna Zero Turn. We also turned our van into a leaf catcher and attached a Scag Giant-vac to our trailer. The van leaf catcher works great except the unloading of all the chopped up leaves that were blown into the van going like 800 miles an hour. You can see that in the video. The Leaf Removal setup is fairly unique, but effective. We effectively cut our Leaf Removal jobs by more than 1/2.

Cullins Service Leaf Removal Getting it on w/ the Scag Giant-Vac

Cullins Service Leaf Removal Getting it on w/ the Scag Giant-Vac

This year we acquired a Ford F350 Super Duty. We then ripped off the bed and installed an EZ-Dumper. Now I’m going turn that into a leaf catcher which will make things a lot easier on the dumping part. I’m going to document that process and share w/ everyone as well. I tried looking everywhere for ideas and help making a leaf catcher on the back f a truck. I didn’t have much luck so I am going to design it myself and share w/ others. Seeing we started by using tarps w/ a couple blowers and the van I’d say we come a long way. As hard and time consuming as it was using the tarps I’m glad we did it. It makes us appreciate what we have now.

Cullins Service Leaf Removal after the fall cleanup

Cullins Service Leaf Removal after the fall cleanup

So we hope you enjoyed this blog and the video if you watched it. If you are in the newton area and need a leaf removal service give us a call and we would be more than happy to come remove you leaves. Call us @ 1-(617)-446-1382.

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Cullins Service Lawn Installation Seeding Wellesley

Lawn Installation seeding lawn care in Wellesley

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Cullins Service prepping soil before seeding

Cullins Service prepping soil before seeding

 Wellesley lawn care Lawn Installation seeding growing grass.

There is more than one way to install a lawn. For this property we are going to use the seeding method. There is also more than one way to seed here we are using our classen turf seeder.  One variable that does not change when installing a lawn is soil prep. One thing I believe about lawn care is “if the soil is good the grass will grow”. Now I know there are other things to take into account like water, sun, shade, weather ect… . But if your soil drains well has the right ph balance, good organic material and is fertilized correctly among other things your grass will be well on it’s way to a healthy life.

Cullins Service grass coming in.

Cullins Service grass coming in.

Some property’s are just plain lucky and their grass will just grow naturally. That is the exception not the rule. To have a beautiful, green, full lawn it takes maintenance. If you want a green velvety blanket of a lawn it will take a scheduled routine maintenance. Mowing, fertilizing, aerating, thatching, watering the right amount. Any way that’s not important right now, but if your interested give us a call ad we would be happy to give you a free estimate.

So we assessed the property and the owner wanted seeding so we removed the old grass, tilled the ground, added organic loam, fertilized, limed, and seeded. That with the right amount of water and some maintenance along the way. We or I mean the client got a great looking lawn. When the project comes out looking good we look good and that makes this work worth it.

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