Our Deck Makeover and Tips for a Great Spring Lawn!


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Our Deck Makeover and Tips for a Great Spring Lawn!

Spring has sprung! This is my favorite time of year, the grass starts to turn green, flowers blossom and everyone is generally in a better mood.

Spring is also a great time for around the house projects! We have several projects coming up, the one I’m most excited about is our new deck.

We moved into our house back in 2008 and our deck has been in shambles since. Our backyard landscaping was put off because I didn’t want to landscape and then have a new deck put in.  So with a new deck coming, we are working hard on our lawn and landscaping plans. I can’t wait to share all of the changes with you!

Our Deck Makeover and Tips for a Great Spring Lawn!  The last several years have done a number on our lawn. Severe droughts have made it so hard to keep up with the watering and our maple trees sucked every ounce of moisture that they could from our soil.

This year, I’m watching our grass come in and it’s a painfully slow process. Does anyone else feel like everything is coming in slow motion this year? We are noticing patches around our yard that aren’t coming in so well, specially areas around the base of our maple trees. Ugh.. those maple trees are something else.

We take pride in our yard, it’s a contest with our neighbors on who can have the best lawn and it’s just bonus that we are raising neighborhood value at the same time.

Are you looking for some tips to a great Spring lawn? Check this out!

What would you do with a $10,000 Backyard Makeover?

With our backyard being a big focus this year, I would replace our Maple trees with some pretty sycamores, plant some shrubbery around the sides and back of the house, build a garden and create a space that makes you want to spend more time there.

We have two maple trees in our backyard and nothing else, a clean slate! Perfect for a backyard makeover, don’t ya think? 

Our Deck Makeover and Tips for a Great Spring Lawn!

Now through April 18, 2014, TruGreen is giving away fantastic prizes to get America’s backyards ready for spring. You can enter the TruGreen Backyard Makeover Sweepstakes for a chance to win one of 30 daily prizes, including outdoor grills, fire pits and lawn furniture, along with a grand prize $10,000 backyard makeover by TV host Jason Cameron.

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For more tips on how to maintain your lawn and information on the TruGreen Backyard Makeover visit this website