5 Incredibly Important Steps for Prepping Your Home For Sale in Spring

Guest Post via HomeAdvisor Selling your home can be an extensive process, but you don’t want to spend too much time preparing. As we come into the spring and summer real estate market, take quick steps to get your home ready to sell. Here are some of the essential prep steps: #1 Clean your home. […]

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Curb Appeal Week: How To Prep Your Lawn for Spring

We’ve reached the last day of curb appeal week but we saved the best for last. A nice lush lawn is not only pretty to look at but it also plays a major role in your home’s value.

Did you know that improving the lawn is one of the most cost effective ways to increase property value? Unlike other home improvement projects, landscaping can provide a 100%-200% return on your investment and has been known to increase a home’s overall value by as much as 15 percent. -TheLawnInstitute.org

Here are two great tips that will help you green up your grass and kill lawn weeds:

Tip 1: Get Rid of those Weeds

ORTHO® WEED B GON MAX® PLUS CRABGRASS CONTROL kills over 200 kinds of weeds and you can see results in just 24 hours. That includes the toughest of unwanted botanical guests: dandelions, crabgrass, and clover. Kills Weeds, Not Lawns™.”

Check out this video on YouTube to learn more:

Don’t forget  this tip from earlier this week: Green Up Your Lawn in Just 3 Days!

SCOTTS® GREENMAX™ LAWN FOOD provides essential nutrients grass needs for deeper greening in just 3 days. It also improves a lawn’s ability to absorb water and nutrients as well as thickens grass to help fill in bare spots.

Phil Dwyer, Scientist at ScottsMiracle-Gro, adds “When homeowners need a fast way to green-up their grass, I ask, ‘Have you ever tried GreenMax™?’ A lawn fertilizer plus iron supplement, GreenMax™ can provide noticeable greening in just 3 days.”

Always read and follow label directions.

Find more curb appeal project ideas from Scotts®, Miracle-Gro®, Ortho® and Roundup® here. 

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Curb Appeal Week: How To Create a Welcoming Porch

“April Showers Bring May Flowers.”

May is finally here which means it’s time to break out your gardening gloves. If your thumb isn’t exactly the greenest then we have some simple tips that your flowers will surely appreciate.

Scotts potting mixTip 1: Potted Plants Make for a Memorable Welcome

MIRACLE-GRO® POTTING MIX will help you get your front porch container plants off to a great start. It feeds for up to 6 months and you’ll get more blooms for more color (vs. unfed plants).

“Want to see more beautiful flower blooms and make it easy? The secret is to try Miracle-Gro® Potting Mix (designed for containers) along with regular feeding-watering-sunshine and you can maximize success.” – Phil Dwyer, Scientist at ScottsMiracle-Gro

Check this video out for ideas on how to craft an impressive container plant design

Tip 2: Save Time! Feed Your Plants While You Water

MIRACLE-GRO® LIQUAFEED® UNIVERSAL FEEDER connects directly to your spigot so you can feed your new and existing plants with any watering device. It takes out the guesswork when feeding by automatically mixing the right amount of nutrients so plant food is applied evenly. Now feeding is as easy as watering, no matter how you water. Grow plants two times as big with LiquaFeed® All Purpose Plant Food (vs. unfed)!

Always read and follow label directions.

Find more curb appeal project ideas from Scotts®, Miracle-Gro®, Ortho® and Roundup® here. 

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Curb Appeal Week: How To Refresh Flower Beds

It’s day three of Curb Appeal Week and by now we hope you have realized just how easy it is to get your yard looking gorgeous with help from our friends at Scotts®, Miracle-Gro®, Ortho® and Roundup®.

Spring is a time where our senses are woken from their winter slumber from the smell of fresh cut lawn, sight of blooming flowers, sounds of birds happily chirping,  and feel of a lush lawn between our toes there is nothing that can quite compare. Here are just two more ways to get your garden looking fabulous.

Tip 1: Mulch for a Fresh, Clean Look

SCOTTS® NATURE SCAPES® COLOR ENHANCED MULCH keeps your garden or landscape looking fresh with year-long color, guaranteed! A three-inch layer of mulch naturally prevents weeds by blocking growth and access to sunlight.  It also helps the soil retain moisture.

“One of the easiest ways to enhance the beauty and performance of any garden or landscape bed is by applying mulch.  Mulching adds rich color and a manicured look to your landscape.” – Phil Dwyer, Scientist at ScottsMiracle-Gro.

Tip 2: Kill Weeds in your Flower Beds

ROUNDUP® SURE SHOT™ WAND helps kill your weeds in 3 easy steps without the hassle of hand pulling. Step 1. Reach: Sure Shot™ Wand extends 2 feet so there is no more bending over. Step 2. Target: Protective shield fits over the weeds to help contain the spray and protect nearby flowers and plants from damage. Step 3. So Long Weeds: Roundup® branded products kill weeds to the roots so they don’t come back.

Find more curb appeal project ideas from Scotts®, Miracle-Gro®, Ortho® and Roundup® here. 

Always read and follow label directions.  Roundup, Roundup & design, Sure Shot Wand and FastAct are registered trademarks of Monsanto Technology LLC.  (C) 2015 Monsanto Company, worldwide rights reserved.

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