Give Thanks for "Doing Nothing"

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Give thanks for Doing Nothing! Yes, especially at this time of year we run around with lists of things to do be it meals, gifts, decorations, party preparations etc. Sometimes Doing Nothing wins the day and puts peace in your heart. After all a smile, a story, a meal together are what binds friendships.


Of course doing nothing works in other areas also, such as with landscaping.


Just moved in? What do to first? 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 a 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. 


          Have some fun with some of these interesting art garden concepts or design your own


Are you ready to buy a home so you too can start doing nothing? Visit me, Jeff Masich or visit me at Arizona Homes For Sale  in Scottsdale, Phoenix or anywhere in the state. I would love to help you find the right home at the right price.

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


Scottsdale, Arizona





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Sheila Anderson
Referral Group Incorporated - East Brunswick, NJ
The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133

Good evening Jeffrey. This is terrific. Landscaping is what most do last and it should be first.

Nov 21, 2017 04:43 PM #1
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
Selling Homes Changing Lives

Jeffrey Masich/ Associate Broker, MBA - This sounds like ancient Chinese secret! I love it! Paying attention, getting familiar with the land, where the sun comes up and how plants react to lighting and weather is a very interesting concept!

Nov 21, 2017 04:46 PM #2
Eva B. Liland with Century 21 Doug Anderson
Century 21 Doug Anderson - Lancaster, CA
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"Doing Nothing" is exactly what I am going to do come Thanksgiving! When it comes to my yard, I have done nothing, coming up one year shortly. Maybe I'll will start something in the spring, lol.

Nov 21, 2017 06:23 PM #3
Debbie Reynolds
Platinum Properties - Clarksville, TN
Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent

Now I have never thought about doing nothing but can see how taking your time, thinking and planning can save making mistakes. Appreciate this Jeff,

Dec 04, 2017 09:59 AM #4
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