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Grass Lawn

Spring has sprung…but has your lawn? While we are blessed to live in the warmth of Southern California, this desert climate can get cold in the winters killing some of our foliage. With warmer weather approaching, it’s time to bring some life back to our lawns and gardens, especially if you’re selling your home. Every seller should know the importance of curb appeal. So how can you get your lawn from gone to green in a matter of days? Follow these quick tips.

1. Reseed and fertilize. Bare or thinning spots in your grass just need a little seeding and some fertilizer. Be sure to scrape any bare patches with a rake before seeding and keep that area consistently moist until regrowth begins.

2. Look for problematic slopes or shaded areas. Large trees casting shade or a steep incline can hinder lawn growth. Analyze your yard and identify the areas that just don’t seem to green up. Consider alternate solutions like planting fescues in the shade and hydroseeding on inclines.

3. Use sod for extensive dead areas. Nothing is worse than a lawn that’s 80 percent dead trying to hang in there. If the cold killed large areas of your lawn, it’s probably best to re-sod. Sod can be installed at anytime of the year, just make sure to water it often until it sets.

4. Consider xeriscaping. This is the easiest way to weather proof your lawn and it’s all the rage. Low-cost, low-maintenance, drought-tolerant is the way to go now in Southern California. Whether you’re selling or just in need of sprucing for spring, xeriscaping can be a great solution. What is xeriscaping you might ask? Think succulents and rocks.

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Meet Kurt Galitski - The Kurt Real Estate Group, your new best friend. Distinctive Strategies that Deliver Record-Setting Results. When you combine Kurt’s passion and knowledge of the real estate market, you really gain an appreciation for what makes Kurt different. But what truly sets him apart from the crowd are his 5 distinctive strategies and his property management… For Kurt, getting into real estate was not an accident, it was a deliberate and calculated decision to deliver a better experience to home buyers, sellers, and landlords that they have ever received before. Today, you could ask any one of hundreds of clients, read his Yelp reviews, or look at his track record of being featured in Orange Coast Magazine in excess of eight consecu­tive years and you too will say mission accomplished. www.KurtRealEstate.com www.KurtPropertyManagement.com 877-957-6677

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