Landscaping – Getting Started

August 11, 2009

in Home Maintenance

One of the best ways to add your own touch to your home’s exterior is by personalizing your landscaping. Depending on the specifics of your community, your Lennar home came with extensive landscaping, minimal landscaping, or something in between. If you have minimal landscaping, you should landscape the exposed area soon to prevent excessive erosion from occurring. Keep in mind that major landscaping projects should be put off for the first year, as most ground settlement will occur during this time.

Some people love gardening and decide to do their own landscaping, while others prefer to hire a professional landscaping company. Either way, make sure to do your research or check with an expert to find out what type of landscaping is most suitable for your home before you start a project. This can help ensure that the proper drainage is maintained and that the overall effect of your landscaping is just what you were hoping for. It’s also important to consider your own schedule and resources to ensure that you are able to maintain your lawn and plants properly for the long term.

Many communities have a Homeowner’s Association or an architectural review committee that must approve changes. If you live in one of these communities, make sure you submit your plans early on, so they can be reviewed and any revisions can be made well in advance of your planned start date.

Before you start digging, always check with your local utility companies to have buried gas, water, electrical and telephone lines on your property located to prevent unnecessary damage or accidents from occurring. Even a small nick in a cable can cause problems later on.

To learn more, please click here to access the Lennar Home Care Video section on landscaping.

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August 11, 2009 at 7:15 pm

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yard work August 11, 2009 at 9:31 pm

Thanks for your practical and valuable tips on landscaping. Your advice are absolutely worthy of consideration. Kudos!

Karen Sullivan August 12, 2009 at 9:08 am

For those homeowners who have moved to the Coastal Carolinas from our more Northern states, there is a very large difference in the soil conditions as well as the type of sod that is laid at closing. For this area, Centipede sod is used, so don’t be alarmed when your yard turns brown in the winter-Centipede is dormant at this time. Also, do not over-fertilize in the winter. For more information, Clemson University has an excellent website that is very thorough and helpful.

Rick August 14, 2009 at 4:17 pm

Thanks for the info

David Verrone August 14, 2009 at 4:19 pm

Great info on the HOA this is a mistake often made by first time homebuyers.

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