Call Marg: 705-446-1762

Like most homeowners in our neighbourhood, John and I take pride in our landscaping.  When we purchased our home 4 years ago, there was nothing but a gravel circular driveway right across the front yard.  The grass was green but chemically dependant.

We replaced the driveway with one made of stamped concrete and we lined it up to the side of the property.  We filled the old driveway in with top soil and seed.  We put in a huge front garden which is totally organic and thrives although we’ve been known to battle a few aphids, ants and slugs.  But alas, the lawn has gone to weed.  We’ve not been the best at watering and, I’m not sure the blades are always sharp on the mower.  John hand fertilized and we even had a commercial fertilizer, not weed killer, applied but the truth is, it now looks sad.  And the grubs have come too.

They say that landscaping can add as much 20% to a homes value and while we’re not at that level, I do think there is a big difference in value between having bare soil versus something attractive at the front of your house.

Not only is Collingwood pesticide free now (hooray!) but we wouldn’t use them anyway despite the fact that I think we’re one of the only ones on our street that may feel that way.

So, here’s what we’ve done.  We hired Jerome at Garden Holistics to come in and do some soil testing.  The results were dismal.  He then recommended a plan that involves top dressing, aerating, over-seeding and adding a custom, natural fertilizer blend.  It’ll take a few years perhaps but he feels pretty confident it will work.  So confident that he has agreed to let me follow the story of the lawn’s reaction right here on the blog.

The pictures in this post were all taken this week.

Do you like what you’re reading?  Click here to subscribe and we’ll send new blog posts directly to your email inbox.  P.S.  Bloggers like comments!

Related Posts:

If You Have Some Painting To Do, Check Out c2 Paint
The Time Has Come To Build Green

When it’s time to buy or sell real estate in the Collingwood, Blue Mountain or Georgian Triangle area, contact Marg, an experienced and competent Broker who is ready whenever you are!

Monthly E-Newsletter

Marg Scheben-Edey

Real Estate Broker
Market Value Appraiser - Residential
Accredited Green Broker™
(designated by the National Association of Green Agents & Brokers)

RE/MAX four seasons
realty limited, Brokerage
Each Office Independently Owned & Operated
67 First Street, Collingwood L9Y 1A2

Contact Marg

 Direct: 705-446-1762

Prefer Text? 705-446-5066

Email Marg

© Copyright 2017 All Rights Reserved.

Privacy Policy | Sitemap

Get Marg's Newsletter Delivered to Your InboxMonthly

Hey, it never hurts to know more about the local market and the goings on, does it? Stay “in-the-know” about the South Georgian Bay real estate market as well as local news, great new businesses and other fun stuff. At least you’ll have some impressive local trivia at the next cocktail party! Now, I just need a little info from you. (This information will never be shared – I promise!)


Pin It on Pinterest