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Think Spring: Plan the Landscape of Your Dreams
(BPT) - The weather
outside is frightful, and the
week ahead calls for falling
temperatures, maybe even
snow. That makes it easy
to dream of warmer spring
weather, but to plan for it? To
sit and strategize for making
the most of next year’s lawn
and landscape projects? That
seems like no small feat.
The good news is that
spring will be here before
you know it, and now is the
best time to work with your
local landscape professional
to set the stage for a healthy
spring. With the expertise and
knowledge of a professional,
you’ll be well on your way
to get a thriving landscape
you’ll enjoy come spring.
Quality lawn care and
landscape professionals are
all around you, but finding
the perfect one can be challenging
if you go it alone.
Instead, consult the National
Association of Landscape Professionals
(NALP) professional directory at www.
have access to the NALP’s comprehensive
directory and can find inspiration through
the organization’s expert advice columns
and idea center, motivating you to take your
spring landscaping projects to new heights.
The initial conversations you have with
your landscape professional are essential
for creating a beautiful outdoor space.
When working with a professional, you
can become more prepared by considering
the answers to these questions in advance
of your first meeting.
What’s Important to You?
You don’t need to know every last detail,
but you should have a broad understanding
of what you want. Do you want to entertain?
Have space to garden or create a private
area to enjoy quietly by yourself?
What’s Your Budget?
When it comes to dreaming of the perfect
landscape project, the limit is your
imagination. But once you place some
real-world practicality behind it, the limit
will ultimately be your budget.
What Plants are Best
for Your Property?
Flowers, shrubs and trees
are all integral to any landscape
project and you should
have an idea of what you’d
like to see. If you don’t know,
visit your local greenhouse or
nursery for inspiration and
gain a greater understanding
of native plants that fare well
in your environment.
What Level of Lawn
Care is Needed?
Whether or not you have
sprawling acres of land, a
healthy lawn of any size and
shape sets the foundation
for a beautiful landscape.
Your lawn care professional
can review with you how to
grow and maintain a lawn
through all the seasons.
Consider if weed control,
mowing, aeration, fertilization
and irrigation may be
needed as part of your lawn
The long weeks of winter are here, but
now is the perfect time to formalize your
plans for a gorgeous, spring lawn and
landscape. A professional can help you
reach every goal you’ve dreamed about. So
start planning today. Your home will benefit
from your preparation - and on those cold
mornings, it sure helps to dream of spring,
doesn’t it? •
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Eloise Mendez • 310-322-9761 • www.eloisemendez.com Let Me Help You Find Yours!
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