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Enjoy A Great Return On Your Home's Investment With Landscaping!

by The Domis Team

Looking for an easy way to increase your home's value? Look no further than outside! Landscaping is one of the most valuable home improvements you can make. It can even raise your property value by at least 5 to 11 percent! Enjoy a great return on investment on your Whittier Area home by updating your landscaping before the spring!

 

Be smart with your design! Your landscaping should match your home's style. Think about the architectural style of your home. The landscape should blend in. Cottage or country style landscaping goes great with old fashioned architecture while clean lines and natural looking landscaping is perfect for modern, industrial architecture.

 

Always have a strategy! Great landscaping requires a great plan. Map out your landscaping first. This will allow you to make sure there is a good balance throughout your entire yard. A good rule of thumb is to add good foundation plantings and a few points of interest throughout the yard. Make sure that there is a wide variety in your plantings while still maintaining some uniformity.

 

Make it interesting all year round! You want your yard to look great no matter the time of year. Although we do not experience all the seasonal changes in southern California, you should still think about the seasons. This will ensure balance and interest throughout the year.

 

Keep it shady! Trees are a great asset for your home. People are more attracted to properties with trees. They can help keep your and your home cool during those hot California days that are right around the corner. As an added bonus, they help the environment and add visual interest to your yard.

 

Have edging on your lawn! Your yard should always look well maintained. An easy way to ensure that is through edging around your flower beds, walkways, and driveways. They will keep weeds away and show you take pride in the upkeep of your home.

 

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Pet Safety Tips for the Holiday Season!

by The Domis Team

Keep your pet's holiday season as merry and bright for them as it is for the rest of your family! This time of year can introduce a whole new multitude of hazards that put their safety in jeopardy. Follow these tips for a happy and healthy pet this joyous time of year!

 

  • A tree is an intriguing new thing for your animal to explore. Deter them from it by using naturally based deterrents around its base.
  • You can also keep your tree and, more importantly, your pet safe by not hanging any ornaments that are made from edible materials. These can too easily attract your pet.
  • Poinsettias are incredibly toxic for animals. Use a natural deterrent on them as well, or better yet, decorate with silk ones instead.
  • Plants aren't the only potentially toxic things found during the holidays. Many of the foods we enjoy, such as garlic, onions, grapes, and chocolate, are unsafe for our pets. In addition, keep your animals away from the table to avoid them swallowing bones, plastic utensils, or other items that can get stuck in their digestive tract.
  • Keep all alcohol away from your pets. Injestion of alcohol can have very serious health effects on animals.
  • Eliminate fire hazards but keep the ambiance by using flameless candles.
  • Hide cords or spray your natural deterrent on them as these can often be interesting "chew toys" for your pets.
  • Create a private and quiet space for your animal to be during large gatherings. Give them toys and treats to keep them occupied. This way you always know that your pet is still in the house and they often appreciate avoiding the hustle and bustle that comes with these events. If you would rather your pet stay with you, make sure someone responsible keeps on eye on them at all times.


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May Home Maintenance Projects!

by The Domis Team

It's time for some spring cleaning! May is a great time to make sure your Whittier Area home is ready for the warmer months to come. Focus more on those things outside of your home. Keep your home looking its very best and update your curb appeal. Here are the top home maintenance projects for your to complete this month!

 

Check Your Walkways and Patios

If you have brick or stone walkways and patios, now is a good time to make sure that there aren't any loose areas. You can pay a handyman to fix the issues you find or do it on your own. To fix, gently pry up the loose brick, add fresh sand, smooth, and replace the item.

 

Nourish Your Lawn

Get your grass ready for the summer by adding nutrients. Add a high-nitrogen fertilizer or home grown compost to keep weeds at bay. You can either purchase a spreader to add the fertilizer yourself or higher a professional.

 

Fix Fences and Gates

Look for loose fencing or broken gates. Use power tools to restrengthen the supports or call in a handyman.

 

Mulch Your Garden

Help your garden look its best and keep plants healthy by adding 2 to 4 inches of mulch to the planting beds. This is an easy job that you can do on your own once the mulch is delivered to your home.

 

Wash Windows

Keep your windows sparkling by washing them inside and outside. This will allow you to see your stunning yard and garden from inside your home and ensure bright California sun can fill your house. Grab a partner and have them wash the inside or outside while you take the opposite side. This will allow you to see which side still has smudges and streaks.

 

Ready Your Grill

Barbecue season is here. Make sure your grill is ready to go. Check all connections and hoses to make sure they are secure. Soak the grates and metal plates and then scrub with a grill brush. Rinse them off with a hose. Also, use the brush to scrub the hood and walls. A clean grill will have your food tasting delicious all summer long.

 

Check Your AC

It's about to get hot, hot, hot in Southern California. Make sure your AC is in top working order. Remove dust and dirt from the condenser by spraying the outside of it with a hose. Just make sure to use low water pressure so you do not damage the fins. Also, replace the filter at this time. If it has been a while since a professional looked at your AC, have one come out to perform the maintenance and cleaning for you.

 

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