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Picking Up the Pieces After a Flood

Dealing with serious flood damage at home is not the end of the world. And most importantly, it does not have to cost you an arm and a leg to get your home back into living condition again. In fact, you may find (like I did) that recovering from a flood gives you an opportunity to improve the look and feel of your home overall, and even to implement design options that increase the value of your property. I spent about a year fixing up my place after a pipe exploded while I was on vacation, and literally ruined everything inside from the flooring and walls, to my photos and important paperwork. So, I figured I could help others "pick up the pieces" and create a bigger ad better lifestyle at home by turning a flood situation into an opportunity, instead of dealing with it like a crisis.

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Here's How A Lawn Service Can Help Your Yard Stay Beautiful

by Scott Gordon

If you're tired of mowing grass every weekend, but want your yard to look nice, then you may be tempted to pay the neighborhood kid to mow for you. However, if you want a yard your neighbors will envy, you should consider hiring a professional lawn service. They do much more than simply mow your yard, and it really makes a difference in the way your yard looks. If yard maintenance is a chore you dread, then here's why you should hire a pro.

Manicuring Your Property

To create a beautiful yard, you have to do more than simply mow down tall grass. Edging is very important because it gives your property a well-manicured appearance. A contractor edges the areas around the curb, your sidewalks, and driveway. In addition, he or she uses a blower to force all the grass clippings back onto the lawn, so your driveway and street aren't littered with grass. To create a well-manicured lawn like this, you'll need to invest in more yard tools than a simple mower if you plan to do the work yourself.

Decluttering Twigs

If you have several trees in your yard, your lawn probably gets littered with twigs and small branches between mowings. If you hate yard work, it is really tempting to kick them out of your way when you mow. However, this leaves your property with an unkept appearance, even after your grass is cut. A contractor takes time to pick up yard waste, partly to improve the appearance of your lawn, and partly to protect the mowing equipment. The end result is a tidy lawn.

Nourishing The Lawn

If you don't have much of a green thumb, your grass may turn brown and crunchy during the summer or develop large bald spots. While the health of your yard depends in part on the weather, the kind of care it gets plays a huge role. A lawn service applies the necessary lawn treatments at the right time of year to keep your lawn lush and healthy throughout the growing season. Some treatments that might be needed are fertilizer and pesticides. In addition, the contractor may also care for your plants and flowers, so your yard is truly carefree. He or she can maintain mulch, pull out dead plants, and even change flowers as necessary when the seasons change, so your home is always surrounded by thriving plants and colorful flowers that require no care from you.

If your dream is to have an elaborate yard with landscaping that is the pride of your neighborhood, then the help of a lawn service company like Sound Landscape Professionals is a good idea—unless you want to spend your days off work tending to your yard. Even if you have a small lawn, it will look so much better if it is manicured in addition to simply being mowed. While you'll have to pay a lawn mowing service more than you'd have to pay the neighbor kid, then end results are worth it, especially when you can spend your Saturdays lounging in the shade rather than pushing a lawn mower.

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