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Want a Beautiful Yard But Don't Like Yard Work? Here's How to Make It Happen?

by Doug & Erin Risher 07/20/2020

Photo by Manfred Richter via Pixabay

If you're like many homeowners who are busy with work and family obligations, you love the thought of your outdoor living space serving as a personal sanctuary during the occasional moments when you manage to get some downtime. However, it may also be true that the time you spend in your yard and garden area is more about chores than anything else, with very little room for relaxing with a book and a beverage, enjoying a cookout with family and friends, or simply sitting quietly on a garden bench while listening to the birds sing. Following are several suggestions for how you can exchange some of that outdoor task time for outdoor leisure time. 

Rethink Your Lawn

You can save yourself hours of mowing, weeding, feeding, and other lawn chores every week by seriously downsizing your lawn. If you've got active children in the home and want them to have a soft surface to play on, consider creating a play space with playground mulch instead of lawn. Leave a small patch of lawn so that you can still enjoy the occasional gratification of bare feet on velvety green grass.

Go Native

Ask your local garden retailer for recommendations on flowers, shrubs, and trees that are native to your geographical area. These plants thrive in local soils and climate conditions, and they've developed natural resistance to regional pests and pathogens. You won't have to spend time babying them along with special fertilizers and pesticides -- at most, they'll need an extra drink of water during drought conditions and routine clipping and mulching.

Use Plenty of Mulch

Which brings us to mulch. Mulch provides multiple benefits in the yard and garden area. Organic mulch slowly releases nutrients into the soil, and any type of mulch acts as an insulator for plant roots, protecting them from temperature extremes on both ends of the scale. It also acts as a deterrent for the germination of weed seeds, as well as, helps provide your outdoor living space with a pulled-together appearance. 

Build a Rock Garden 

Rock gardens provide an almost maintenance-free way to maximize the aesthetics of your outdoor living space. Most rock garden plants don't require extra water and fertilizer once established. Rock gardens are also ideal for placing on slopes because they significantly decrease soil erosion from precipitation runoff. 

Install a Smart Irrigation System

Smart irrigation systems save homeowners money as well as time. They're equipped with sensors that determine the amount of moisture in the soil, for instance, and the water won't come on unless the soil is dry, and they can also be set to shut off if it begins to rain. 

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Doug & Erin Risher

Hi, Welcome To Our Website Amazing Naples Homes.Com. My name is Doug Risher, together with my wife Erin and Trish Giampaoli we are The Risher Team. We hope you find the website fast and easy to use. Please let us know if we can help you in your search. If you have specific needs or wants please let us know those. We often have additional homes, condos or land that may not be for sale on the MLS. 

A fifth generation Floridian and lifelong resident of Naples, Doug Risher has seen and been a part of the tremendous growth that defines Southwest Florida. He previously worked in the golf business for various manufacturers of hard and soft goods. Doug started out working as an independent sales representative and worked his way up the ranks to a national sales position.

In the real estate market, he has established himself in new construction and has earned two designations relating to custom home design and modern construction practices. Doug is a Certified New Home Specialist (CNHS) and is Residential Construction Certified (RCC). He believes advising buyers and sellers alike is very rewarding.

Doug enjoys creating a successful outcome, whether it's assisting a buyer to find the right community, helping find the perfect location for that custom home or marketing a home for a seller. He utilizes social media and target marketing to match qualified buyers with listings. When you work with The Risher Team, you get the double-edged sword of high-tech and high-touch.

Outside of real estate, Doug supports Take a Soldier Fishing, the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation and Captains for Clean Water. 

 

Erin worked for 11 years as a Case Manager for the largest personal injury law firm in the state of Florida. Erin was ranked yearly as a high fee producer, negotiating with insurance companies for her clients top compensation. Erin says, "the experience I gained while working for the law firm was invaluable and made me a great negotiator."

 "I use techniques I learned there to the benefit of my real estate clients." "I love real estate and it is my passion", says Erin Risher Broker Associate. Erin along with her husband Doug are the Risher Team, they participate and contribute to Take a Soldier Fishing and Juvenile Diabetes Foundation. 

When you work with”The Risher Team” you get the double edged sword of High Tech & High Touch in Doug & Erin Risher. Erin is passionate about our environment and supports captains for clean water and the restoring the natural flow on water through the Everglades. Erin loves her family and enjoys boating, going to the beach and visiting the keys and islands of florida. Together we help people. "Real estate is the truly our passion and it is what we love to do"