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The Value of Your Front Lawn


Along with April showers comes National Landscape Architecture MonthEarth Day – celebrated on April 22 and on April 26, the birthday of Frederick Law Olmsted, the father of landscape architecture and the designer ofNew York’s Central ParkBrooklyn’s Prospect Park, thegrounds of the U.S. Capitol and many other extraordinary gardens and parks though out our country. So, I thought April would be the perfect month to consider “The Value of Your Front Yard“.

I wrote about the added value of landscaping to real estate in last September’s Eva’s Notes & News, “Does Landscaping Add Value To Your Home. However, it’s worth repeating that,

“Your front yard is the face of your property. Not only does it greet you every day, it’s the first thing potential buyers see should you ever decided to put your home on the market. Therefore, ‘curb appeal,‘ isn’t just a real estate catch phrase, it’s a reality. According any number of studies, a well landscape property can increase it’s sale price from 7% – 15%.”

On the website, About.com LandscapingDavid Beaulieu, its author, makes a very important point when considering doing any kind of substantial work on your landscape:

To continue reading … Eva’s Notes & News


EARTH DAY – April 22nd – it’s future is in our hands!


It’s 1962 and newly elected Senator Gaylord Nelson of Wisconsin is deeply concerned about the lack of attention our embattled environment is receiving. He proposes a Conservation Tour for President Kennedy that falls far short of expectations.

It’s not until 1969 that the idea, fueled by Vietnam War demonstrations and college campus “teach-ins”, comes to him for a nationwide grass-roots demonstration for the environment.

Without email, twitter or facebook the very first Earth Day takes place on April 22, 1970 with an estimated 20 million participants across the nation. Forty-one years later, it has grown into aglobal day of environmental awareness, education, action, demonstration and conservation. On April 22 your participation and support is as important as ever.

What will you be doing on Earth Day this year?