First Step In Landscaping New Home

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Just moved in to your new home? What is the first step in landscaping? Get your garden gnome buddies together (Courtesy PINTEREST) and ponder. The landscaping needs something. But what? Shall I head to Home Depot and start buying shrubs and drip irrigation? Maybe I should map out a new retaining wall or put in a pond or af fountain?

What is the very first thing that I should do? What will make it special?

House Logic says, DO NOTHING!

You can learn a lot by DOING NOTHING


Sit down, sip some iced tea, watch the grass grow and observe. You can learn a lot by doing nothing.

"The excitement of buying a new home, plus a stretch of warm spring weather, often creates a passion for yard work. But don't just do something, stand there! What looks like a spring weed might be a fall-blooming vine; that bare spot in March might reveal tulips in April.

Try this instead: Live with your land for a year. Observe how many hours of sunlight each part of your garden gets. Test the pH of your soil to determine if acid-loving or alkaline-loving plants will be happy in that particular patch of heaven. Observe when your lawn greens up in spring and becomes dormant in late summer.

The money and time you save by watching and waiting will be your own."

You can accomplish a lot by doing nothing.


"Do Nothing" the first year after moving in


After doing nothing get some ideas for your yard from these beautiful art gardens from Duskeyswondersite. 


After observing your yard the first year, have some fun with some of these interesting art garden concepts or design your own. See link for other ideas.


Are you ready to buy a home so you too can start doing nothing? Visit me at Arizona Homes For Sale  in Scottsdale, Phoenix or anywhere in the state. See Scottsdale homes for sale also.

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Jeffrey Masich, Associate Broker, REALTOR®, MBA, GRI, BS Accounting


Scottsdale, Arizona





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Charles Stallions Real Estate Services
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That .is it Jeffery I tell everyone when I am sitting but the ocean that I am not procrastinating I am slowing making my next move and if it taks days so be it.

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