Shopping for a new home requires a lot of attention to detail when the right decision is on the line. Many future homeowners have their choices inspected for plumbing problems and foundation issues. These are important, but there could be some serious lawn problems that are overlooked in the process.
At Executive Lawn Care, we want you to be proud of your curb appeal. Here are four red flags to look out for when you are on the lookout for a new house in the North Dallas area.
1. Living on a Hillside Creates Lawn Problems
Especially in the wide-open areas, Texas can be a land of hillside homes. What many people don’t know until it’s too late is that this type of living can have a negative impact on the quality of your yard and gardening efforts.
Landscaping is something that eventually becomes a challenge because your property faces issues like:
- Water runoff
- Snow removal issues
- Difficulty with mowing the lawn
- Soil erosion
2. Check Potential HOA Guidelines
You may have the perfect yard planned out for your new home, but your HOA could have some rules in place to prevent your ideas from blossoming. While you may be excited to break out the fertilizer and start planting, your HOA makes the rules.
Understanding these rules before buying your home could not only be helpful for your yard decisions but could also help you avoid becoming part of an association that runs itself a little too on the strict side.
3. Inspect for Invasive Plants
Home inspections are a huge part of buying a new home. If you feel like you are on the verge of making an offer on a home, take a look at the plants that are growing In the new home and neighbor’s yards. If you aren’t familiar with foliage, take pictures and show them to your lawn care expert.
You could potentially be moving into a nest of invasive plants that will essentially make your land unusable for the gardening that you want to have representing your home.
4. Large Trees are Planted Near the Home
You may like to have some shade on your front lawn, but double check to ensure that your new property’s trees aren’t planted too close to the actual home. In order for your home’s foundation and plumbing to stay intact, large trees 70 feet or higher should be at least 20 feet away from the home. Anything smaller should be planted 10-15 feet from the structure.
Bought a Home with Lawn Problems? Executive Lawn Care Can Help!
Shopping for a home can be difficult, but don’t let your new lawn be a challenge. Let the experts of Executive Lawn Care help you overcome any of the issues you may face with your new property’s foliage. Contact us today to find out about our services in your area.