Friday, August 28, 2015
Last June saw a very wet summer in Indiana, with storms not only bringing record rainfall levels and flash floods, but also energy disruptions in almost every city, including Noblesville. The city wasn’t spared from the devastating effects of heavy rains and winds, including damages to power lines and trees that created risks to residents and passersby. With weather experts seeing a long wet season, now is the best time to reconsider keeping that tree (or trees) on your lawn. While it may not show any immediate signs of damage after a storm, there could be small and unseen risks that may cause damage to your home. Conduct a closer inspection, and consider hiring tree removal services to rid your lawn of potentially dangerous trees.
Wednesday, August 26, 2015
Picture a choice of two different houses: one with a simple façade and one with an intricately landscaped front yard. If you chose the latter, you’re not alone. Lawn care companies, which offer landscaping services for residents in Noblesville, IN and elsewhere, exist for many reasons. One of these is to bring about the purported value boost that homes receive from a stellar landscaping job. Studies have shown proof of this, estimating that landscaping can add a good 12 to 15 percent to a home’s value if done correctly. Experts from all over also back this up. Virginia Tech-based horticulturist Alex Niemiera says that a well landscaped home possesses a significant price advantage over a property with no stellar landscaping work whatsoever—an advantage ranging from a minor 5.5 percent to a good 12.7 percent.