5 Budget Friendly Ways to Update Your Yard this Summer

5 Budget Friendly Ways to Update Your Yard this SummerOne of the best things about backyards is that they give us the perfect place to relax and entertain that isn’t inside the house. Are you dreaming of relaxing and enjoying warm summer days and cool evenings in your backyard? Here are some simple and affordable ways to update your yard for the summer.

1. Tidy up

We say this a lot but it’s true; your first step to refresh any space is cleaning up. This gives you a fresh canvas to work with and fully understand what you have to work with.

Give your patio or deck a good rinse to remove any built-up dirt and grime. You can use any commercial cleaning solution and a scrub brush to clean smaller areas. If you have a large area to clean, power washers are a good option.

Next up is getting your lawn and garden in shape. Remove weeds and dead plants and bushes, prune back any overgrown plants and branches. Here are some other ways you can get your lawn summer-ready. You’ll be surprised how good your backyard will look with just this first step.

2. Add some new flowers and plants

You can never go wrong with flowers and plants! Revitalize your landscaping by adding some new plants, either planted into the ground or potted. Consider planting colorful perennials, which live for several years. This will save you time and money having to replant annuals and biennials each season. Ask your local garden nursery for help and recommendations if you’re not sure where to start or what plants work best for your area.

3. Update textiles

Want to jazz up your space without the hard work of a full renovation? Change up your cushions, pillows, rugs, and other textiles on your patio. Backyards have become an extension of our living rooms so it makes sense to use similar decorating tips.

If new patio furniture is not in the budget this year, spruce up your pieces with a fresh coat of paint and new cushions and pillows. Rugs add coziness to any space, inside and out. They can also make an impact even if it’s the only thing you change. Outdoor rugs a great way to tie a seating area together or anchor an open space.

Breezy, sheer outdoor curtains add a lot to your space. Create a cabana by hanging some from a covered patio or pergola. Not only will they block the sun and keep your space cool, it’ll also add a bit of privacy.

4. Add light

Refresh your yard’s ambiance with outdoor lighting. They fill your space with a warm glow that makes for a fun evening. Drape string lights from a pergola, across a covered patio, or around the trunks of your trees. Use inexpensive solar lights to line the perimeter of the yard or along pathways to brighten the backyard space during the evening hours.

5. Take your time

This is a project that doesn’t have to be completed all at once. It can become overwhelming trying to incorporate all of these things at once. Instead, create a vision of your dream backyard and add to it a little at a time. Decide what you need for your backyard now and what can wait for next summer. If you can wait, you can take advantage of summer sales, especially end of season sales, to find some great deals.

Getting your backyard summer-ready will get you excited for a season of outdoor fun. These budget-friendly tips will help you create the perfect area to chill out with friends and family.

If you’re dreaming of a new home with more backyard space, Hayden Homes can help.  We have new homes for sale in communities throughout the Northwest, including Washington, Oregon, and Idaho. When you’re ready, contact us to learn more about our homes and communities. We can’t wait to help you find your new home!

Tips for Decorating Your Home’s Window Boxes

Tips for decorating window boxesWindow boxes are a charming way to add some visual appeal to the front of your home. They put a finishing touch on your windows and can brighten up your home with seasonal blooms and greenery. If you’re looking for new ideas to spruce up the front of your home, try window boxes!

Here are some tips for setting up window boxes and some fun ideas to try.

Choose the right plants

Before you gather your supplies, you must take a look at where you’ll be setting up your window boxes. Take note of how much sunlight your proposed locations receive throughout the day. Knowing your sun exposure will guide the type of plants you should plant.

Also take your climate into account. While window box inspiration photos abound on the internet, not every flower or plant will work in your area. Check your local nurseries and plant shops for flowers and greenery that will thrive in your area.

Prepare your planter

Once you’ve selected your planter and plants, there are a few more things to do before There are a few things your chosen planter should have: proper drainage and, if your box is made of wood, a moisture barrier.

Proper drainage is key to a healthy, happy plants. Make sure your planter has drainage holes so water can run through and not leave the soil extra wet, which can be harmful to your plants. In addition to drainage holes, you’ll want to add a layer or pea gravel or pebbles to provide an additional layer of drainage. It’s a good idea to line a wooden planter box with plastic to minimize wood rot from the wet soil.

Take care of your plants

Starting with a high-quality potting mix sets your plants up with the foundation they need to thrive. Find a potting mix containing peat, perlite, and other ingredients that improve drainage, aeration, fertility, and water retention. Mix in some fertilizer for some added nutrition.

Window boxes tend to dry out quickly because there is little soil so installing a drip-irrigation system to make sure your plants are properly watered.

Window box ideas to inspire you

Now that you know how to set up your window boxes, here are a few fun ideas to inspire you as you plan your own!

  • Galvanized herb garden: create an edible mini garden by filling a galvanized tub with fresh herbs like parsley, basil, or mint .
  • Table window box: If you’d prefer to not mount your window box to your home, you can try placing a window box on a folding table.
  • Window shelf: with a few shelf brackets, you can create your own shelf to place flower pots on, giving you endless options to easily update and maintain your plants.
  • Indoor window box: window boxes aren’t just for the outside of the house!

Window boxes can easily and quickly transform the look of your home all year long. If you’re thinking about buying a home in the Northwest, we have brand new homes for sale in Washington, Oregon, and Idaho you’re sure to love.

What’s Hot in Outdoor Living

IWhat's Hot in Outdoor Livingt’s summer but there’s still plenty of time to prepare your backyard for a season of fun. Once the overlooked space that kept faded patio furniture, outdoor spaces have become an extension of our homes. If it’s time to upgrade your backyard, check out some of this year’s outdoor living space trends to get your creative juices flowing.

Indoors Mixing with Outdoors

One of the lasting trends has been bringing the indoors out. Current outdoor living spaces are now following the same design trends as indoor areas, especially now that outdoor living spaces are seen as extensions of indoor living areas instead of an entirely separate thing. Gone are the flimsy plastic patio furniture and in its place are comfy furniture pieces that you would normally find inside, like plush seating arrangements, coffee tables, and more.

Outdoor kitchen and bars are another way of blurring the lines between indoors and outdoors. Installing an outdoor kitchen or bar makes entertaining a breeze since you don’t have to make multiple trips to the kitchen. It’s especially helpful on those days when it feels too hot to cook dinner inside.

Smart Technology

Continuing the idea of bringing the indoors out, installing smart technology, like programmable lighting or Bluetooth sound systems, outdoors offers homeowners new ways to entertain and enjoy their outdoor areas long past sunset.

Mixed Materials

Outdoor furniture has embraced mixed materials. You’ll now see natural elements (like natural-colored wood, wicker or rattan) combined with metallic accents like frames or accessories. Mixing materials will allow you to create a unique outdoor space that speaks to your unique design sense.

Fire Pits

Fire pits or tables pull double duty: not only are they a great way to relax with and entertain your guests, but they also provide a heat and light source once the sun sets, allowing you to extend the fun a bit longer outside. Fire pits act as a focal point and become a natural gathering point for your guests. Not only that, but they’re also functional any time of year!

Bold Colors

Outdoor living spaces are the epitome of fun. Play off that idea by embracing bold, bright colors! Bright colors and patterns are popping up everywhere from outdoor rugs, pillows, and umbrellas to name a few items. These accent pieces are the perfect way to invigorate your design without breaking the budget.

Your Guide to Effortless Backyard Entertaining

Your Guide to Effortless Backyard EntertainingThe summer months are a magical time in the Pacific Northwest. Not only is it the perfect time to explore the great outdoors, it’s also a fantastic time to host family and friends in your Hayden home.

Whether you’re planning a casual outdoor dinner for the family or a full-blown fiesta, here’s your guide for hosting an effortless backyard party with minimal stress.

Keep the menu simple…and weather friendly

Whatever you decide to serve your guests, make sure to choose items that can hold up outdoors. If you decide to serve dairy-based items like dips or salads, simply place smaller containers in a large bowl filled with ice and a sprinkle of kosher or rock salt to keep it cool.

Another way to keep the hosting stress at bay, choose menu items you’re comfortable making. It’s tempting to try new recipes to wow your guests, but cooking an untested recipe can be stress inducing. Instead, rely on an array of signature meals you know you can make quickly and easily. If you still want to try something new, limit yourself to just one new recipe.

Light it right

Proper lighting can make or break your outdoor soiree. Instead of turning in once the sun sets, make sure your backyard has ample light. Hang café-style string lights around the deck or along the fence. You can also use flameless pillar or votive candles as additional light sources.

Double check seating

Avoid scrambling the day of by taking stock of your seating options before your party. This will give you ample time to purchase or borrow additional seating as necessary. Opt for lightweight chairs that can easily be stored in your garage when not in use.

Combat bugs

Nothing sours a fun outdoor get together quicker than unwelcome bugs. If mosquitoes are a threat, remove any standing water (that’s where mosquitoes breed), plug in some outdoor fans (they don’t like moving air), and offer guests bug wipes. You can also keep mosquitoes at bay with citronella candles or use natural repellents like lavender, mint, tansy, and rosemary as table arrangements.

And some finishing touches

Now that you’ve covered the basics, it’s time to add the small details that will make your guests look forward to the next party.

  • Set up some lawn games like corn-hole, ring toss, croquet, giant Jenga, or even ladder toss to keep both kids and adults entertained.
  • Keep some blankets or a movable fire pit or heater on hand to keep your guests cozy well after sunset.
  • Create a fun playlist of music (aim for about 5 hours of music) to play in the background. Just keep it at a level so people can easily converse.

These tips will make your next backyard gathering the social event of the summer! Have you been thinking of buying a new home? Or perhaps want a home you can entertain in? Why not enter to win your own dream backyard? Enter to win from June 15th – August 31st, 2019 here!

How to Get Your Yard Ready for Summer

How to Get Your Yard Ready for SummerSummer is just on the horizon and now is a great time to start getting your yard ready for the warm summer months. Regular lawn maintenance is the key to a healthy and happy lawn. Use this guide to help you keep track of how you can prepare and keep your yard looking lush during the summer months in the Pacific Northwest.

Aerate your lawn

Aerating your lawn allows water, oxygen, and vital nutrients to better reach the root system. Over time, lawns become compacted thanks to everyday activities that occur in our yards. This compression can make it difficult for grass to grow properly because the roots don’t make much room. For our homeowners in the Pacific Northwest, an ideal time to aerate the lawn is during the spring while the grass has started growing. Most experts recommend aerating your lawn every one to three years, but if your yard gets a lot of action, you may want to aerate more often.

Fertilize the grass

Fertilizing your lawn twice a year is usually all you need, with a light application in the spring and fall months. Opt for a slow-release or organic fertilizer (just be aware that you may need to apply more fertilizer if you use an organic one). You can also use compost or manure if you prefer.

Mow right and as often as needed

Mowing is the core maintenance task that can make or break your lawn. Many homeowners make the mistake of cutting the blades too short. Instead of giving your grass a buzzcut, try to remove no more than one-third of the grass. Two inches is a perfectly acceptable height for most grasses. Longer grass blades provides shade to the soil, keeping it moist. You may need to only mow your lawn once every two or three weeks (or once your grass reaches at least three inches in height).

Make sure your mower’s blades are sharp and well maintained. Dull blades will damage the grass by ripping or tearing it instead of cutting cleaning.

Water wisely

Most homeowners are wary of under-watering their yard; however, over-watering can be just as harmful. When it comes to summer watering, consider watering deeper and less frequently. Most experts recommend watering 1 inch of water once a week instead of sticking to a specific amount of time. If you don’t know how long it takes to lay down an inch of water, place a rain gauge or plastic cup to measure how much water you’re putting on. This will cause the grass roots to grow deeper into the soil, making it possible for it to sustain itself during periods of drought.

Try to water your grass during the early morning or late evening hours to allow the lawn the best chance at absorbing the moisture instead of being quickly evaporated by the summer heat.

By following these tips, you’ll be well on your way to getting your yard ready for summer so you can enjoy your lawn well into the summer season.

For other seasonal tips and videos take a look at our homeowner maintenance page here. 

8 Tips to Help Prepare Your New Home for Winter

8-Tips-to-Help-Prepare-Your-Home-For-WinterCaring for your home – especially a brand new home that you hope to keep in tip-top shape for years to come – is important. In the Northwest, where winters can be harsh, knowing and performing some basic winter maintenance musts is critical to the health of your home. Fortunately, winter maintenance is pretty straightforward.

Here are 8 tips to help prepare your new home for winter, to ensure you are keeping your dream home looking great.

Outdoor Maintenance Takes Priority

Maintenance for the outdoor area of your new home should take priority. Some outdoor tasks that absolutely need to be completed include:
  1. Blow out your sprinkler lines, which will keep them from freezing when temperatures drop;
  2. Clean up and cover outdoor appliances and tools, such as hoses (which should be stored and drained);
  3. Remove leaves from gutters and drains – if leaves are left in gutters and drains over the winter, they can lead to clogs and other damage;
  4. Keep an eye out for snow and ice buildup on your roof and around your home – any unusual buildup or runoff should be dealt with swiftly.
Of course, before the snow comes, you should also make sure you have a sturdy snow shovel ready to go. Removing snow promptly as it accumulates will reduce the work, help your home’s foundation stay dry, and keep your family and guests safe.

Prepping the Inside of Your Home

While it’s easy to focus on what’s happening outside when winter is approaching, remember that the inside of your home requires some annual TLC too. To keep the inside of your home in great condition, be sure to:
  1. Leave your heat on when you’re out of town to prevent freezing of pipes. Our recommendation is to keep your heat at a minimum of 65 degrees Fahrenheit, while you are away. On especially cold nights, some homeowners will open up cabinets around water pipes to help prevent them from freezing when they are out of town.
  2. Ensure your water heater and HVAC system are in good working order (fortunately, if you’ve purchased a new home, this shouldn’t be an issue for years to come)
  3. Check the batteries in smoke and carbon monoxide detectors, and change them if needed; and
  4. Commit to changing air filters at least once every three months, and more if you have pets or anyone in the home with allergies.
Remember, if you notice anything out of the ordinary, don’t hesitate to contact a local professional for maintenance and repairs.

Keep Your New Home Looking Great

Your new home will serve you well for years to come if you do your part too – which includes preparing your home for the coldest months of the year. For how-to videos and your seasonal maintenance checklist,  visit our home maintenance page here.
If you are growing tired of all of the ongoing maintenance energy and repairs you’re having to do on your older home, we can help. Hayden Homes has beautiful new homes for sale in Washington, Oregon, and Idaho, and we can assist you whether you’re buying your first home or upgrading homes. Call us today to learn more.

Backyard Ideas for Your New Home

Part of the excitement of buying a brand new home is deciding how you want to decorate both inside and out. If you’ve recently purchased a new home and have big plans for your backyard but aren’t sure where to start, here are some great backyard ideas for your new home.

Outdoor Dining SpaceOutdoor Dining

If you love to eat outdoors, and let’s be honest who doesn’t, you may want to focus your backyard on an outdoor dining set up. This can be created with the installation of an outdoor patio or deck and a nice outdoor dining set. In addition to the basic table and chairs, the right lighting can add a magical ambiance. Outdoor dining arrangements are often nicely accompanied by pergolas and honeysuckles, which can provide shade on hotter days. If you don’t have an outdoor grill yet, consider buying one that you can grill and smoke meats and/or vegetables on. There are a lot of wonderful food smoking recipes that you and your guests will love.

Create an Outdoor Living SpaceOutdoor Living Space

If you just can’t get enough of the outdoors, investing in an outdoor living arrangement may really hit the spot. An outdoor living arrangement will include an outdoor dining set and may also expand to include outdoor chairs and recliners or benches, a built-in firepit, and perhaps even a full outdoor kitchen. Hot tubs are another favorite addition if you can afford one. You can look for deals on outdoor furniture when sets go on clearance at the end of the summer. Whether you are eating in your backyard, playing card or yard games, or just want a cozy corner to read a good book, you can find a lot of creative outdoor living ideas on Pinterest or by doing a simple Google search.

Create an outdoor space for peace and serenityPeace and Serenity

Some people want their backyard to offer peace, serenity, and a chance to reconnect with nature more than anything else. In order to achieve this, it can be nice to incorporate two of the most natural elements: fire and water. To do so, consider the installation of a gas or wood burning fire pit and a water feature, such as a small pond or fountain. Enjoying the sound of trickling water doesn’t have to come at a high cost. Plenty of shade and greenery is necessary to achieve the feeling of being in nature, too. Bird feeders and bird baths can be a nice touch as well.

Lush Gardens for your backyardLush Gardens

You may be excited about your new yard because it offers you the chance to grow all of your favorite fruits, veggies, and other plants. Gardens are not only a wonderful way to connect with the earth and potentially grow food for your family, but also a visually appealing addition to a yard, too. You may opt for a large plot that allows you to grow a wide variety of veggies, a smaller plot in a corner for a salsa garden, or even a series of designated garden boxes throughout the yard – one for tomatoes, one for herbs, one for peas and beans, etc. Whatever you do, allow plenty of space for your plants to grow as they will need as much sunlight and oxygen as possible to thrive.

Hayden Homes Dream BackyardWhat Are You Looking for in a Great Backyard?

Your backyard is your own canvas and anything is possible with some imagination and hard work. Whether you have landscaping experience or not, with a little help, you have the potential to transform your backyard into a paradise that brings you joy for years to come.

At Hayden Homes, we’re as excited about getting you into your new home as you are. Whether you’re buying your first home or upgrading to your dream home, we make working with us straightforward and easy. To learn more about our homes for sale in Washington, Oregon, and Idaho and meet with our Northwest home builder, contact us today online or by phone. We can’t wait to help you find your new home!

Even Better… Enter to Win your own dream backyard, NOW thru August 15th, 2018! 


Designing Your Dream Backyard

While summer is well underway, there is still plenty of time to create a magical backyard that you love to spend time in, and there is certainly enough time to start planning for next year. But unless you’re a gardener or a landscape mastermind, you may not know how to design a backyard that really wows. Here are some tips for backyard design, as well as a look into the Hayden Homes’ Dream Backyard Giveaway.

The Path to Designing your Dream BackyardHow to Design Your Dream Backyard

A great article published online at HGTV.com provides some tips for designing your dream backyard and creating a landscape plan. Some of the biggest takeaways from the article include:

  • Start with the big areas. The article recommends that a homeowner start by planning the size and shape of the biggest areas of the backyard first, such as lawn or courtyard. This will help you to understand how the rest of your yard will be shaped.
  • Understand your personal preferences. When creating spaces, you have a choice between straight lines or curved, symmetrical or asymmetrical designs, circles or squares, etc. While the shape of your home and the amount of space you’re working with may influence these choices, your personal preference will likely have the biggest effect on this decision. Look through landscaping and gardening magazines and pay attention to what draws your eye and affection the most.
  • Keep things balanced and bold. As you’re planning your landscape, you want to keep things balanced, but that doesn’t mean you can’t be a little bold, too. One recommendation from landscape architect Gary Menendez is to soften straight lines with flowers or lush plants, and to make curved garden pop by putting in an herb garden in a geometrical or sharp-line pattern.

Of course, there’s always the option of hiring a professional, too! With a little research and planning, though, you should be able to create a beautiful landscape on a budget.

How-to-Design-Your-Dream-BackyardDownload Ideas from our Previous Backyard Winners
If you’re looking for a little more inspiration and you don’t want to design your backyard from scratch, we are excited to share with you the plans from our past Dream Backyards winners! Feel free to download and utilize these!

The-Hayden-Homes Dream-Backyard-GiveawayThe Hayden Homes’ Dream Backyard Giveaway

Wouldn’t it be great if you could just have a professional come and design your backyard for you and if you didn’t have to worry about coming up with the moolah? With the Hayden Homes’ Dream Backyard Giveaway, that’s exactly what you could get! The Dream Backyard Giveaway is an opportunity to turn your dreams for your backyard into a reality. The giveaway is a whopping $25,000 that can go to whatever your backyard dream is! Have you been thinking about a backyard jacuzzi? Or maybe a fire pit? Or just beds upon beds of gorgeous flowers or vegetable gardens? You can enter to win NOW thru August 15th, 2018 on the Hayden Homes’ Dream Backyard Giveaway website. There is no purchase necessary.

Start-with-Your-Dream-HomeStart with Your Dream Home

Before you can start thinking about your dream backyard, you need to find your dream home! Hayden Homes can help – we have homes for sale throughout the Northwest, including the states of Idaho, Oregon, and Washington. We help homebuyers like you in buying your first home, upgrading to a bigger home, or just changing locations. Contact us today to learn more!

Beat the Heat with These Summer Gardening Tips

You need vitamin D, and being outside in the sun is the very best way to get it. And who doesn’t like to soak in some rays on a gorgeous summer day? But, just like your plants, too much heat and sun can leave you feeling fried, dehydrated, and downright burnt. As such, knowing when enough is enough, and smart ways to beat the heat, is important.
In order to get all your gardening done in your new home’s yard, you’ll need to be outside. So here are some great summer gardening tips that are designed to help you provide your plants with the care they need, all while staying cool.
 Beat the Heat with the great summer gardening tips
1. Use a Sun Hat!
One of the best ways to keep the sun off of your face and neck while you’re in the garden (and look stylish while doing it) is to use a sun hat! Sun hats with a side brim that provide full coverage of your face, neck, and even chest are the best. Some hats are even made with UV-protective materials,  which may be a good option.
2. Don’t Forget Your Water Bottle
Staying hydrated is critical to feeling good and being safe when you’re outdoors, especially when temperatures are hot. Drink plenty of water before going outside, and sip frequently while working, too.
3. Use Lightweight, Long-Sleeve Clothing
It can be tempting to expose all of your skin to the sun – who doesn’t love a nice tan? But keeping covered will not only help to keep you cooler (so long as you’re wearing airy, light-colored clothing), but also help to keep you safe. Skin cancer is a serious concern that shouldn’t be taken lightly – cover up if you’re going to be outdoors for hours at a time!
4. Shade is Your Ally
Take a day to track the sun and the shade in your garden. At what time of day does each section of your yard get the most direct sunlight? In order to beat the heat, try working with the shade, which means working in shaded areas and avoiding sunned areas, and then rotating as the sun moves across the sky.
5. Take Plenty of Breaks
Staying in your yard for hours at a time to finish clearing up all those weeds or planting your summer crops without taking a break doesn’t make you a hero. The best thing that you can do for yourself is to take a break as needed to cool off. Overheating can be a health hazard and can lead to frustration.
 Beat the Heat with These Summer Gardening Tips
Get Your Yard Looking Great This Summer!
If you’ve just bought your dream home and you want to make sure it looks great both inside and out this summer, the tips above can help you achieve that. If you’re still on the hunt for the perfect home, we here at Hayden Homes can help. We have new homes for sale in communities throughout the Northwest, including Washington, Oregon, and Idaho. Learn more about our brand new homes and how to qualify for your new home purchase by reaching out to us today!

Low-Maintenance Perennials for the Pacific Northwest

Now that you’ve moved into your brand new home, you’re likely focused on tips and strategies for keeping your dream home – and your yard – looking as wonderful as possible. With great weather up ahead as the days become warming and longer, now’s the time to start thinking about low-maintenance flowers that can add color and beauty to your Pacific Northwest home. For low-maintenance gardening that will continue to bloom year-after-year, we come up with this list of some of the best (low-maintenance) perennial, flowers, that are perfect for homeowners in Idaho, Washington, and Oregon.

Pink Primrose for Pacific Northwest HomePrimroses

Best for homes that get a lot of sun and soil that will drain completely, primroses are easy to care for, and will keep coming back without replanting every year – a homeowner’s dream! These are one of the earliest flowers to bloom each season, making them especially eye-catching.

Cardinal Flower for PNW homeCardinal Flowers

Cardinal flowers, also called cardinal wildflowers, are some of the most beautiful flowers to keep in your yard. These flowers are a shocking red color that catches the eye and draws attention from passersby, and are one of a hummingbird’s favorite. These flowers like morning sun and afternoon shade, and moist soil (perfect in Washington and Oregon). A great plus of these low-maintenance flowers, is that they will self-sow if left unclipped, meaning that you can count on them reblooming for years to come. Don’t want them to drop seeds? Clip out the flower stems when they’re done blooming.

Dahlia Flowers for Easy to Maintain PNW homeDahlia

The name of this flower alone may be enough to persuade you to plant it; when you find out that there are thousands of dahlia varieties, you’ll be convinced. These flowers can get up to six feet tall, and are available in multiple colors. They’ll start blooming about eight weeks after planting (or around mid-July if you already have them in your yard). Grown primarily for cut flowers in bouquets, you can leave your dahlias in the ground, or cut them and bring them inside for a way to spruce up your new home.

Shasta Daisy for Low Maintenance YardShasta Daisy

The Shasta daisy is a simple and sweet flower that is easy to grow and nice to look at. These flowers will bloom in the summertime, and can provide year-round green foliage depending on your location. To keep these flowers happy, plant in an area where the soil drains completely and the flowers will be partially shaded; full sun can be too harsh for Shasta daisies. One of the best things about these flowers is that once they’re in the ground, care is minimal. You can cut foliage back after blooming (usually around September) to keep the plant healthy and ready to flower again the following year.

A Beautiful, Easy to Maintain, Yard Can Make a Big DifferenceA Beautiful, Easy to Maintain, Yard Can Make a Big Difference

When you have a beautiful yard, your new home will feel that much more inviting, and the outdoors will be more enjoyable to spend time in. For these and other great home maintenance tips, check out our home maintenance tips/tricks page HERE. To learn more about our new homes for sale in Oregon, Washington, and Idaho, get in touch with us today. Whether you’re buying your first home or looking to upgrade to a new home in the Northwest, we have the properties of your dreams.