This Site All Started With a PoolThis Site All Started With a Pool

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This Site All Started With a Pool

I'm Jake Johnson and installing a pool in my home was not easy. First, I had to make the decision. I live alone since my wife died a few years ago, and it seemed rather frivolous to spend money on a pool. I'm not old, but age was a bit of a factor. It seemed almost irresponsible and childish to want a pool at my age. After I committed, I had to find the right contractor. With so many variables (price, time, personality, etc.), it was a lot harder than I thought. Next, I had to work with the contractor to find the proper space and size and look. After months of construction, I had my pool, but then I had to learn a lot about the proper care and upkeep. Overall, though, my little foray into construction (even if I didn't do any of the really hard work) was informative and worthwhile!

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Keeping Up The Appearance Of Your Lawn With A Yard Service

The exterior of your home is the first thing people see and you want to make a great first impression. Just like painting or other repairs, keeping your lawn, plants, and trees maintained is a big part of making your home look great outside. The time that goes into lawn care will make the difference so mowing once a week is not going to give you the same look as you would get from hiring a lawn care service to come maintain the outside of your home.

Finding A Lawn Care Service

The first step is to find a service that will do the things you would like done, in the price range that fits your budget. It can be hard to decide with so many services available in most areas but ask around and see who the neighbors use, search online for companies offering free estimates in your area, and talk to any of the companies that interest you. Sometimes smaller businesses offer more for the same or even lower pricing because they are trying to compete with the larger ones so check them out and you may find your best deals.

Mowing and More

The services offered by the many lawn care companies are varied so take the time to outline what you need or want to be done during your search. If you just want the grass cut and edged, it is going to cost less than if you want the flower beds weeded, the leaves raked in the fall, and the trees trimmed every year. Deciding just how hands off you want to be is important before you get started with a new service, that way you know exactly how much you need them to do and how often you want it done.

Yard Cleanup

If your yard has been let go a little or even a lot, hiring a yard service to come and clean it up might be the best option. They have all the tools to get your yard looking great again and Keep it looking that way. They will often haul away trimmings and clippings for you so all you have to do is pay the bill and enjoy the lawn. If you live in a climate that sees snow and ice in the winter, a spring clean up may be necessary to get any sticks and debris left from winter storms off the lawn and start the season off right.

Following The Homeowners Association Rules

If you live where there is a homeowner's association governing the look of the outside of your home, you need to find out what the rules are for lawn care. Often these associations require specific things are done and maintained or the homeowner can be fined. Check with your HOA so that you don't miss anything required and if you are working with a lawn care service that works in your neighborhood, they may already know the rules for your area.

For more information, check with a local company like Schulhoff Tree & Lawn Care, Inc. today.