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Yard Maintenance: Homeownership Cost

Real Estate Agent with Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Preferred Real Estate, Inc.; www.AuburnOpelikaALRealEstate.com

Yard Maintenance: Homeownership Cost

As an award-winning realtor in the vibrant Auburn and Opelika, AL areas, I know that owning a home goes beyond just brick and mortar. A well-maintained yard not only boosts curb appeal but also enhances your home’s value and your enjoyment of it. Here’s a quick guide on what to budget for when it comes to yard maintenance, ensuring your outdoor space remains a beautiful, functional extension of your home.

Common Yard Maintenance Items:

  1. Lawn Care: Regular mowing, weeding, and fertilization are key. Depending on the size of your lawn and the type of grass, costs can vary, but setting aside funds for basic lawn care services or equipment will keep your green spaces lush and healthy.
  2. Landscaping: Whether you’re planting seasonal flowers or designing a perennial garden, landscaping can involve an initial investment and ongoing maintenance costs. Consider budgeting for mulch, plants, and possibly a consultation with a landscape designer.
  3. Tree and Shrub Care: Pruning and trimming not only keep your trees and shrubs looking great but also healthy. Depending on the number of trees and their size, professional services might be needed, especially for larger or more delicate tasks.
  4. Irrigation: An efficient sprinkler system saves water and time. Installation can be a significant expense, but it’s an investment that keeps your yard vibrant and can reduce water bills over time.
  5. Pest Control: To protect your lawn and garden, budget for pest control measures. Whether it’s fighting off grubs in your lawn or aphids in your garden, a little prevention goes a long way.
  6. Equipment Maintenance: Don’t forget to factor in the upkeep of lawn mowers, trimmers, and other gardening tools. Regular maintenance can extend their life and improve their functionality.

As your local real estate expert, I’m here not just to help you find the perfect home but to ensure you’re prepared for all aspects of homeownership. If you’re looking to buy or sell property in Auburn or Opelika contact me today.

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This series on the cost of owning a home will continue to explore various aspects that every homeowner should consider. Stay tuned for more insights to make informed decisions and optimize your investment.

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Laura Sellers

Associate Broker, Realtor, GRI

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices 

Preferred Real Estate, Inc.

1810 E. Glenn Avenue, Suite 130

Auburn, AL 36830

Phone: 334-332-7263

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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Oswego, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good morning Laura. You never get a second chance to make a good first impression. The exterior of a home is an indication of the condition and quality of the interior. Enjoy your day.

May 23, 2024 05:00 AM
Mark Don McInnes, Sandpoint-Idaho
Sandpoint Realty LLC - Sandpoint, ID
North Idaho Real Estate - 208-255.6227

Excellent points for homeowners to consider.  All important for the overall look and condition of your home.  m

May 23, 2024 10:35 AM