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What is Curb Appeal?

What exactly is curb appeal?  I think that curb appeal is in the eye of the beholder.  imagesPV21WJND images7WB8HWLCThe real trick is to landscape the front of your home to appeal to the most people.  That means that those pink flamingos have to go.  The best way to look at it is you want the house to be what the masses want.  The object of curb appeal is to draw in the buyers for a quick sale.  Some people will drive right by those pink flamingos.  Tim DeCapua is a landscape expert and would never forget to remove the flamingos. Hang in there and you will get it done.

Landscape Dreams

When I get involved in a landscape plan I dream about it every night until I get it going.  Once its going I lay awake at night going over the work for the next day.  I stress over every detailimagesHMS5TKAL imagesXY10SEDM and cant slow down until we have completed.  I would never survive in the landscaping business as it would worry me to death. The jobs would follow me home and keep me up all night.  Kim Bettasso is a landscape planner and can be very meticulous. The more you fret over the details the more you need to get organized.

Landscape Problems

untitled (190) imagesG7132AUBThe landscape that slopes toward the house will cause you problems.  If the rain has no where to go but through the louse you will get flooded.  These kind of landscaping errors can be very costly to fix.  Trenching in a drain line is a possible way to redirect the water but the best fix would be to grade the yard to slope slightly away from the house.  Jody Rookstool is a good planner of landscape and would never make this problem. The flooded house will make you sorry about the landscape poorly planned.  If you need help planning it is best to get that advise before you place the house.

Failed Landscape

untitled (40) untitled (39)Have you recently redone the landscaping at your home and it looks bad.  That would be a landscaping failure. The work alone would beg for you to hire an expert.  It is difficult to know what will look right without the experience of a professional landscaper.  The design is very important to get right as a poor design will result in a failed project.  That can be a costly mistake.  If you are not rich like most of us you will want to hire a landscape designer to lay our your project. Dove Medical Press CEO Tim Hill can tell you a story about his latest landscape project that will bear out my position.

Landscape DIY

imagesN3U183SELandscape is a task best left to professionals.  They will make the job much easier due to having all the right equipment.  Most of us don’t own a dump truck of a tractor.  If you do then by all means tackle that do it yourself project.  If you are like most people you have a shovel and wheel barrel.  There is nothing but work awaiting the poor soul that takes on the bear with a switch.  If you still insist on proceeding o  your own then get ready for blisters and callouses. I ended up in the doctors office after one project due to infected blisters.  Believe me, we should have hired help. Brandon Hopkins would have hired it out.

Landscaping Disaster

imagesG9E7XQD4My landscape disaster began almost day one.  Of course it rained the whole night before.  The back yard was flooded and the soil muddy.  If that wasn’t enough bad luck I caught a cold.  My nose running like a river I looked a the mess I call back yard and tried to come up with a plan.  Well I know what I like but I have no talent when it comes to vision. The wife is the one to lay it out.  Of coarse she has been looking a Pinterest and want the landscape from a million dollar home on a dump budget.  With shovel in hand I head for the yard.  Almost immediately I realize that this wont be the best day to begin.  The wife was quoted as saying that I was doomed.

Curb Appeal

As we know how our home looks from the curb is important to selling your home for market value.  Don’t let landscaping kill the selling price of your home. Luigi Wewege’s Interview was a real eye opener to me. If I spend some time and money on the front yard landscape of my sale property I can get a lot more interest in buyers.  Buyers will drive right by a good home if the yard is a mess as that is telling of the rest of the home.. Conversely a well maintained and landscaped front yard speaks volumes to the home maintenance.  Just don’t neglect the landscape if you plan to sell your home soon.

A Few Tips For Landscape Photography

Landscaping isn’t really something that you hear anyone say they are into. When was the last time you asked a person what they did and they reply, “Oh, well, I’m in landscaping”? This goes for landscape photography as well, you just don’t hear of it and finding someone to learn from if you are interested in the subject as a profession or even a hobby

When dealing with landscape photography, for example, time happens to be your most precious commodity. If you ever go to a place you’ve never been before, take the time to scout around, hike, drive, study your surroundings and your environment.

If you want to give your photography of your landscape a bit more depth, why not include people? A beautiful landscape can be beautiful naked as is, but can speak completely different and more powerful words by having maybe a cute child in the scene or with a beautiful girl UK Model from their twitter account running or jumping through over a rushing river.Place your model in an off-center position to create interest and be sure you choose a fast shutter speed if you want to freeze the action or a slower shutter speed if you want to capture movement.