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Get Your Whittier Yard Ready For Spring!

by The Domis Team

Make your Whittier Area yard the envy of the neighborhood this spring! Prepare your yard for spring today so you can spend less time tending to it in the coming months and more time enjoying its beauty! Get started on these lawn care tasks and marvel at your yard's beauty!

 

1. Start Seeding

We have already started to experience very warm days. Before the temperatures rise anymore, add grass seed or sod to bare and thin spots around your yard. This will allow it to root before weeds can grow.

 

2. Remove Debris

Make sure to remove any branches, leaves, and other debris from your yard. Not only will it make your yard simply look more attractive but it will ensure proper growth for grass and plants.

 

3. Prune & Fertilize

Remove old growth from plants and prune trees and shrubs so new spring blossoms have room to bloom. Add some slow release fertilizer with pre-emergent herbicide to your garden plants, shrubs, and trees. This will help your beautiful spring plants grow while keeping weeds at bay.

 

4. Start Planting

Get that green thumb in gear and start planting your perennials, trees, and other plants. With all the rain we have been getting, these plants will appreciate the wet soil and will take root better now than when we start to experience even warmer temperatures.

 

5. Maintenance Your Mower

Keep your lawn mower in tip top shape all spring and summer by giving it some TLC right now. Sharpen the blades, give it an oil change, and replace the spark plugs and air filter.


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Freshen Up Your Whittier Area Home With Houseplants!

by The Domis Team

Looking for an easy way to freshen up the decor in your Whittier Area home? Add some beautiful houseplants! Houseplants add interest to the interior design of your home with new textures, colors, and shapes. They have additional added benefits as well! They help your home's air quality, reduce sickness, increase focus, and much more! While it's up to you exactly what houseplants you want to add to your home, here are some helpful tips on how to choose them!

 

1. Determine where in the home you want to add the plants. Based on the decor needs and growing conditions (i.e. brightness of the location) of the spot, you will be better able to find a plant that matches those particular needs.

 

2. Another important factor to consider when picking out plants is how much care you want to put into it. Some plants require more constant attention than others. Foliage plants tend to need the easiest care and last throughout the year. Flowering plants are often more temperamental and seasonal. Along the same lines, decide whether you want to start the plant from a seed or care for one that has already bloomed initially. Growing a plant from a seed is an incredibly rewarding process but takes more time and care whereas maintaining a plant is often easier.

 

3. Find a reputable store to purchase your houseplants from them. The plants should look healthy in the store so you know that they have been properly cared for. This ensures that they will last once you bring them home.

 

4. Don't just look at the store, however. There are other places to purchase seeds and plants, especially of the rarer variety. Look at catalogs, garden magazines, and plant societies for unique options. Just make sure any place you order from has a money back guarantee since plants can easily get damaged in transit.

 

5. Do a thorough examination of the plant before buying. Make sure the stems and leaves are firm, the foliage is lush and colorful, and there is no waxy film on the plant. There should also be evidence of new growth.

 

6. Check the soil with your fingers. Repot the plants if the soil feels very loose or very compacted, in order to ensure proper growth of your plant.

 

7. Look for signs of insects or disease. Both of these will easily spread to other plants in your home so it is best to avoid them at all costs. The best areas to check are locations where the branches join the stem.

 

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Fall Home Maintenance Tips for Your Whittier Area Home!

by The Domis Team

Fall is the perfect season to complete some important maintenance on your Whittier Area home! Check out these tips to keep your home in tip-top shape throughout the rest of the year!

 

Check the Exterior

Take a good look around the outside of your home. Remove accumulated debris from your gutters. Trim overgrown vegetation. Look for missing or loose shingles. Caulk open areas around doors and windows. Making these minor repairs will help prevent more expensive damage from occurring in the future.

 

Make it Safe

Take safety measures to keep your home easily accessible throughout the fall and winter. Ensure that all handrails and supports are secure on your decks and patios. Make sure that walkways are cleared and safe to walk on.

 

Keep Pests at Bay

Avoid having unwelcome house guests this year. Cover small and large holes that make it easy for critters to enter your home. Inspect the insulation in your attic to make sure that there are no holes that could cause water damage in the future.

 

Keep Irrigation Working Properly

The new season brings changes in precipitation patterns. If rain is expected this fall, alter the timers on your sprinklers to account for the additional rainfall that will hydrate your plants naturally. The ability to use your sprinklers less will help with their longevity for the seasons when your lawn and garden need the additional water source.

 

General Maintenance

Fall is the perfect time to complete your home's yearly inspection. Make sure all smoke/fire alarms are working properly. Clean out your HVAC system so that you can use it whether you need heat or cold air throughout the changing seasonal weather.


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Pool Safety Tips for A Summer of Fun!

by The Domis Team

Enjoy fun in the California sun splashing around in your backyard POOL this summer!! It is the perfect way to cool off in the Greater Los Angeles Area. However, please always remember that home owners need to be responsible about the safety and maintenance of the pool, not only for themselves and their families but for others in the neighborhood.

 

1. Pools should only be used when there is a responsible adult present. However, you cannot always be home and guarantee that no one will enter the pool when they shouldn't. This is why it is important to Safeguard Access. The first step is to add a pool barrier. Each city in our area has a specific pool fence law so be sure to find out yours in order to ensure that you are in compliance. Also consider covering the pool when it is not in use to further ensure that no one can fall in. A pool alarm is another smart safety measure. These special alarms emit a loud noise when someone enters the water itself or the pool area in general.

2. Keep your pool and the deck area in top working condition by making sure it is Up To Code. This will help protect your health and safety when you use the pool. You can find a certified pool inspector through the National Swimming Pool Foundation or the Association of Pool and Spa Professionals to help you complete this process.

3. Pool maintenance requires the use of dangerous chemicals. Always Use With Caution. Safety goggles and gloves should be worn when using the chemicals. They also should not be used if they are over a year old. Make sure to safely store the chemicals when they are not in use. They should not be kept near other hazardous materials and need to be away from AC and heating units. Always store them in a well-ventilated area.

4. Keep pool toys Off Deck when not in use. Toys can be tripping hazards when left out on the deck. They also can be an added enticement for children to dive in the pool. Find a safe place to store them to remove the temptation.

5. Always be prepared for an emergency by Having Safety Equipment On Hand. There should be a ring buoy or crook rescue hook near your pool at all times. It is also a good idea to give life jackets to small children or weak swimmers to keep them safe in the pool.

 

If you are interested in Buying a home with a POOL in the greater Los Angeles area, let The Domis Team help you with your search! Give us a call today or visit our website at http://www.whittierhomes.com/.

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