4 Home Exterior Mistakes to Avoid

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For most homeowners, keeping the outside of your home in good shape is important. There are many different approaches a homeowner can take to eliminate outdoor eyesores, but working with professionals is often essential when trying to get this type of work done — if you want it done right the first time. Without professional help, homeowners can be doomed to make a variety of costly mistakes — and when it comes to your landscaping, some of these mistakes would be difficult to undo.

The best course of action is to take some time to do your homework before hiring a company to help you work on your landscape. They will be able to help you avoid some of these common
landscaping mistakes:

1. Planting Shrubs and Trees at the Wrong Time of Year

If you are unfamiliar with landscaping, one of the main mistakes you need to avoid when it comes to adding new shrubs or trees to the outside of your home is planting them at the wrong time. The last thing you want to do is make it harder for your new shrubs or plants to grow. When you work with a knowledgeable landscaping company, not only will they be able to help you figure out the right time to plant new shrubs, they can also do all the work.

2. Failing to Remove Old Oil Tanks

Most homeowners who live in extremely cold areas generally use heating oil to warm their homes during the winter months. Over time, exterior tanks become outdated, and they are not used nearly as much as they once were. If you have an old exterior tank, calling in the team at Oil Tank Experts to remove it is your best bet. The longer you leave an old oil tank in place, the more of a hazard and eyesore it will become. Working with the right professionals is the only way to ensure these tanks are removed safely and quickly.

3. Neglecting to Trim Hedges Regularly

Most of us know that regular trims are necessary to keep the hedges around a home looking great. Failing to properly trim your hedges will only create problems in the long run. If you don’t have the tools or the experience to do this type of work, hiring a landscaping company is a great idea. These professionals can trim your hedges properly without you having to lift a finger in the process.

4. Failing to Water Your Grass Enough

To keep the grass around your home green and healthy, it will need water. If your area is not getting a lot of rain, the grass around your home will start to die off. There are two options here: Install a sprinkler system that can keep your grass watered at regular intervals, or switch to a drought-tolerant landscape that can survive without a lot of water. In either case, working with professionals is a great idea to get this done right. Having your new sprinkler system properly installed can help you avoid repair issues along the way, and a talented landscaper will know which plants are native to your area and can survive without requiring much water.

The time and money that you invest into enhancing the exterior of your home will be well worth it in the long run. When removing an old oil tank, professionals will usually reach out to Tway Lifting for help with the rigging they need.

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  • Isadora Guidoni January 30, 2018, 9:34 pm

    These are great tips! I want to invest more on my front lawn and these will make the process even easier. Thanks!

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