Preparing Your Yard for its Best Year Yet – Part 2

Preparing Your Yard for its Best Year Yet There’s a common misconception about top-notch teams that support custom home builds and construction. And don’t get us wrong, it’s true about some of the other companies in the industry that offer the same services and products that we do. What is this misconception? It’s that we only do homes. It’s that we kick off the design process, oversee the construction and call it a day. This may work for many, but it doesn’t work for us. And that’s why the Australian Heritage Homes team is a cut above. Your home should start at the property line and everything inside that line should make you happy and confident. You should want to come home at the end of the day and you should feel proud that your vision has been brought to life in order to turn your house into a home and design a canvas of memories for generations to come.

Welcome to the Australian Heritage Homes blog! This is your one-stop-shop for all of the information you need for said dream home inside your property lines. Yes, we are the best of the best when it comes to custom home builds, but we are also dedicated and passionate to exploring and information around landscaping, interior design, and even more. The first topic is what we’re focusing on today, and if you’ve visited the Australian Heritage Homes blog recently, you read all about the first in a list of ways to prepare your yard for its best year yet. Read on for more easy hints, tips and tricks, so that your yard is actually somewhere that you want to hang out this summer, and not just an eyesore for the neighbors:

Mulch Your Yard

We covered the basics. Next up – it’s mulch time. Time to edge each bed where plants will live, trim any branches that have seen better days and update your mulch. Experts recommend dark mulches instead of wood chips, because those wood chips may have just been dyed brown. Not only do they last much longer, they also look a lot better.

Prune Dead Brunches

Keep an eye on your trees. Trees can be finicky because you can’t always tell if the branches on the trees are dead. It doesn’t matter what kind of tree you have, make the extra effort to get up in the tree (if you can… let’s not cause any injuries here). If you let branches go to long dead, they can fall and cause damage to both belongings and loved ones. Here’s where we recommend that you bring in an expert. They’re the best resource to trim, and do so before they’re full of leaves – then it’s even harder to discern if they need to be pruned.


We will take one thing off of your to-do list until fall. No need to seed. Yes, yes, you see those brown patches and want to fill with grass seed, but if you followed our two cents in the last post about applying both weed killer and pre-emergent, the seeds won’t take. Just fertilize your yard and watch the magic happen.

We hope that these tips have been helpful. Stay tuned for more information about how the Australian Heritage Homes team can help you.