Should I Choose Seed or Sod for My Lawn?

Everyone loves a green and gorgeous lawn. When it is time to either start or fix your lawn you have lots of decisions to make. One major option to consider is if you should choose seed or sod?  There are a few factors you will want to consider before making the choice.

There are advantages and disadvantages to both seed and sod.

Here are some of the advantages of grass seed:

-less expensive than sod

– installs much quicker

-may be more viable option in shady areas

-seed blends may be better for difficult to grow areas

Here are some of the disadvantages of grass seed:

-seed cannot be used immediately

-requires attention while growing

-can develop weeds and patchy bare areas

-can be difficult to grow in areas where erosion is a problem

-can only be planted at certain times of the year

Here are some of the advantages of sod:

-usable lawn much quicker

-few if any weeds

-no risk of erosion

-wider range of appropriate planting times

Here are some of the disadvantages of sod:

-more expensive to buy and install

-must be ordered through a local sod farm or professional landscaper

-can be difficult to grow in very shady areas.

Proper preparation and care is important whether you choose grass seed or sod. If you are unsure the best option for your yard consult a professional landscaper.

 

Single-Family – 31 Rosemary Road North Attleboro, MA 02760 now has a new price of $394,800!

Make this house your home! This lovely colonial is located in a highly sought-after location/neighborhood in N. Attleboro, because of it’s convenience to schools, shopping and major highways! The home also offers an attached 2 car garage, 7 rooms, 3 bedrooms, 2 1/2 baths with a finished basement. Freshly painted exterior, newer gutters, NEW ROOF (12/16) new cobblestone walk, hardwood and tile throughout first floor, custom plantation blinds, and a magnificent 2 story foyer! 3 ZONE GAS HEAT, public water and sewer, and so much more!

This is a Colonial style home and features 7 total rooms, 2 full baths, 1 half bath, 3 bedrooms, 0.23 Acres, and is currently available for $394,800.

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How To: Setting Up a Home Office

Working from home is a job benefit many dream of. However, despite what some may think working from home is not all fun and games. While it may make for an easier commute it also can make for more distractions that keep you from your work. Learn how you can create an office in your home that is a productivity oasis.

Function before form. It may be tempting to run out and buy all the beautiful office supplies and knick knacks, but before you do plan out the function of your office first. Create a list of must-have items. Will you need a printer, file cabinet or shelves for your reference binders? Perhaps a fax machine, large whiteboard or a sprawling desk with plenty of elbow room. Knowing what you need on hand to create the most efficient work environment will give you the ability to sit down and productively work without running out to get supplies or inventing workarounds. You will also want to invest in a good ergonomic chair since you will be spending so much of your time sitting in it. Your back will thank you.

Location. The location of your home office in your house may be more important than you think. Choosing a quiet secluded room with lots of light will create an ideal working environment. If you have children or a partner that will be home during the day you will want the room in a place where they will not have to tiptoe around like if you, for example, set up shop in the dining room. Creating some “do not disturb” signs may be a good idea to further set boundaries with your family.

Organize. Set yourself up for success off the bat by developing an organization system that works best for your home office. Since home offices tend to be set up in smaller rooms of a house make the most of your space by organizing vertically as well horizontally. Neatly manage and label cords when you set up any electrical equipment. Keep the items you use daily within easy reach so you don’t need to jump up and down all day to dig through your cabinets.

Inspire. This is your home office, after all, and not a cubicle so don’t be afraid to add personality to work your space. Pick up posters with uplifting quotes or imagery or a cork board to pin inspiration and goals. Paint your office a color that uplifts and inspires you. A calm blue paired with a vibrant yellow can help boost your focus and alertness.

Setting up a home office is an exciting house project, especially when you will have the opportunity to work from home. While it’s tempting to make your new office one that is visually appealing don’t forget to keep function at the forefront of your planning process. In the end, you’ll have the best of both worlds and may even be more productive for it!

Single-Family – 99 Smith Street Attleboro, MA 02703 now has a new price of $280,000!

Great opportunity. Lots of potential for this charming ranch style home situated on a 1.21 acre lot in a quiet neighborhood and a growing community. This lot will be subdivided from the entire 3.54 acre lot, unless the buyer wants to purchase one or both of the additional lots. There are 4 options- Lot 2, Lot 1+2, Lot 2+3, Entire lot, this is explained on the attachment. This home is a solid home that has been in one family since 1959. Well maintained hardwood floors throughout. Some updated features include- Hot water tank, kitchen, some windows and more. The Breezeway is heated and has a slate floor and is noted in the room list as “Other”. The home needs some comsmetic updating to make it your Home Sweet Home!

This is a Ranch style home and features 6 total rooms, 1 full bath, 3 bedrooms, 1.21 Acres, and is currently available for $280,000.

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