TV host Jason Cameron gives viewers lawn care and landscaping tips.
Jason Cameron displays proper watering technique in TruGreen's "Grow Curb Appeal" webisode.
MEMPHIS, Tenn. – TruGreen has launched a new webisode series, “Grow Curb Appeal,” to provide simple tips for enhancing your home’s outer charm. Jason Cameron, licensed contractor and TV host, stars in the seasonal webisodes, in which healthy lawns and landscapes play a leading role.
According to the National Association of Realtors, curb appeal sells 49 percent of all homes. In TruGreen’s approximately two-minute “Grow Curb Appeal” episode one, Cameron demonstrates three tips for updating your home’s first impression this spring, just in time for the peak home-selling season. The instructional TV host expertly shares proper watering techniques, how to incorporate natural pops of color, and how to win the turf war on weeds.
Tip 1: Watering right
Improper watering of your lawn and landscapes can be a drain on your home’s curb appeal. In spring, check the working condition of sprinkler heads and related water lines to ensure they’re functioning properly. Also, make sure your automated or manual watering method efficiently covers the landscape. You can place a one-inch deep, empty food can in the middle of your lawn to measure depth of water collected each watering cycle.
Don’t over or under water your lawn. Give your lawn and landscape a slow, steady watering about once a week, and adjust your watering schedule depending on your area’s rainfall, grass and soil type. Be aware of local water restrictions.
Tip 2: Complement with color.
Create an instant pop of color and help your home’s curb appeal bloom this spring. Consider your home’s exterior when selecting flowering plant combinations for plant beds, window boxes or front porch planters. With a white house, any color combination will work well. With a yellow house, red or pink blooms tend to complement best.
Dead plants can quickly wilt your home’s walk-up allure. When preparing to plant, ensure proper drainage, nutrients and moisture for healthy root systems and blooms.
Tip 3: Grass vs. weeds.
Grass is starting to compete with weeds for space and nutrients this spring. However, a lawn care approach that works in one region of the country doesn’t necessarily work the same in another area.