If there is even a sliver of a chance you will add your home to the Costa Mesa listings any time within the foreseeable future, there is one key feature that’s all but impossible to improve quickly when it comes time to sell: the lawn. Even though it can be key to framing your offering in a positive light, when your attention is focused elsewhere on your home’s myriad décor and mechanical features, the lawn is easy to overlook until you’re ready to stage the hero shot: the curb appeal photo. It frames the presentation. If it conveys neglect, it can spoil the show.

This month began with Realtor.com recognizing a lawn’s importance with a short video with the accusatory title, “Here Are All the Ways You’re Sabotaging Your Lawn.” It’s aimed at preventing some of the all-too-common ways homeowners unintentionally damage what should otherwise provide a rich, welcoming green setting for their house. Five major failings are singled out:

  1. Improper watering. From a baseline of just one inch of water a week (only aimed at areas experiencing “good rainfall”, more frequent attention to dry areas is a must.
  2. Planting one type of seed. Mixtures prevent failures spawned when summer’s likely “tough weather conditions” occur.
  3. Ignoring the soil. Aeration every couple of years is recommended, as is testing the soil to ensure proper fertilizer is used.
  4. Improper mowing. Grass shouldn’t be mowed when wet, and cut no more than a third of its height, leaving 2.5” to 3.”
  5. Overlooking stressors. The ability “of grass to thrive” is threatened by a host of common conditions, from heavy foot traffic that compresses the soil to “loving your lawn to death” via over-fertilizing and over-watering.

Well-meaning mistakes can be impossible to do much about at the last minute, so June is an opportune time to develop the habit of paying regular close attention to a home’s potentially valuable Costa Mesa listing asset: a green space that’s invitingly healthy. Even before it gets close to adding your property to the Costa Mesa listings, we hope you’ll call me to discuss other real estate “stitches in time.” Often, they really do “save nine”!

We are built on a philosophy of Heritage & Hustle. The L3 is a full service real estate agency with a regional office located in the heart of #CostaMesa, offering a wide-array of custom services to meet their clients’ needs with roots in the community since 1976.  It’s L3 mission is to provide trusted, convenient, responsive service to ensure clients enjoy their real estate experience. The L3 was originally formed to offer personal, concierge-level service as an alternative to the large, nationally based real estate companies. From its small beginnings of only two employees, The L3 has grown to a full staff of 25 serving over 300 clients a year. The L3 is not limited to serving just its clients; it is also committed to serving the community. Not only has The L3 donated hundreds of hours to many area charities, they have also received the prestige of being named one of the #toprealestatecompaniesinCostaMesa  If you’re interested in #buyingorsellinginOrangeCounty, turn to the experts. Turn to The L3 and let them help you make your real estate buying or selling dreams come true. For more information or to get started on finding or selling your home contact The L3 today at 714-444-4663 or email us at info@thel3.com





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