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Landscape for Curb Appeal

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Landscape For Curb Appeal

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Tools & Materials

Pruner
Hedge trimmer
Pole saw
Edger
Chainsaw
Stacking stone
Shovel
Pea gravel
Sand

Tips to Landscape for Curb Appeal

TIP: Boost your curb appeal with a well-tended landscape.

1. Use a pole saw to prune dead limbs from trees.

TIP: To keep a tree’s shape, cut smaller branches at a lateral bud.

2. Trim flowering shrubs after blooms fade. Non-flowering shrubs can be trimmed at anytime.

TIP: Remove no more than 1/3 of branches and cut them next to main trunk; cut smaller branches at a fork.

3. Replace overgrown shrubs. If you cut them back to old wood, they can’t product new leaves.

4. Cut 45-degree, V-shaped notch on side you want shrub to fall.

5. Make horizontal cut on opposite side just above tip of V-notch.

6. Edge lawn with edger.

TIP: Set edger blade next to grass with wheel on driveway or walk; for a neat line, make two cuts: one shallow, one deeper.

7. To keep mulch from washing onto the walk, edge it with upright pavers.

TIP: Pavers should be half-buried in ground.

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