Home-ownership is one of the biggest decisions an individual can make in their lifetime. So big in fact, the idea and advantages that home-ownership brings are celebrated for an entire month. Whether you’re brand new to home-owning, just moved into a new neighborhood or you’re about to move out, we want to share a few facts so you get the most out of home-owning and the yard that comes with it!

New Homeowners:

You’ve just moved into your first house, something you have always dreamed of. With the excitement of more space and the freedom to paint the walls, also comes the responsibility of maintaining the health of your yard. At Stork, we love taking on new landscaping projects and bringing out your yard’s greatest potential. For help getting started give us a call anytime or fill out our Inquiry Form and we will answer all the questions you never thought you would have about grass.

Fast Facts:

  • Lawns help prevent erosion problems
  • Grasses absorb carbon dioxide and break it down into oxygen and carbon. In fact, a 50’x50’ lawn produces enough oxygen for a family of four

Moved to a New Area:

Be careful to do your homework before you make plans for a front yard landscaping makeover. Rules and regulations vary from one neighborhood or subdivision to the next. If you live in an area with a Homeowner’s Association your realtor will provide you with all the information you need to know. Once you know what your allowed (and not allowed) to do give us a call and we can create the perfect landscape to make you feel at home.

Fast Facts:

  • Lawns and plants dramatically reduce noise pollution; they can reduce noise levels by 20 percent to 30 percent over hard surfaces like concrete and pavement.
  • Grass is much cooler than asphalt or cement. It acts as an “air conditioner” for the surrounding area. In fact, lawns can be 31 degrees cooler than asphalt and 20 degrees cooler than bare soil. 

Trying to Sell Current Home:

Forgive us if we sound like a broken record, but think curb appeal! This is always important in the overall look of your home, but no more so when trying to sell your house to a prospective buyer. Before even stepping inside the house the next potential owner will make a decision based on the current state of the lawn and landscaping. This is why curb appeal is so important. It’s the first impression and we all know how those can stick. Why not make it a good one? 

Fast Facts:

  • Studies show that just looking at plants and trees, even through a window, can reduce stress and lower blood pressure
  • Neighborhoods that incorporate community green spaces have lower incidences of stress, have lower health care costs, and have an improved quality of life

Homeowner-ship can be wonderful, but also a lot of work at times. We would love to take some of that work off your plate so you can focus on the more important tasks. Like spending time enjoying your home with your family.