Have you spoken with your neighbors and friends about this? Usually you can get some pretty good referrals if you ask that group of people. I have been wanting to find a couple of people in my area that could refer me to services like this. I guess I'll just have to open my mouth. http://www.precisionlandscapecontractors.com/landscapedesigns.html... more
Painting is probably your best option unless it is out of control and paint won't do enough to restore the fence. In that case you'd probably want to replace it. I don't think it is a good idea to take the entire fence though. Fences generally add some sort of value to the property. Taking it down would diminish that. http://coyle-and-sons.com/commercial-products-jacksonville/jacksonville-fencing.html... more
I also am looking for some ways to take control of my weed problem. Every spring I have a pretty bad problem with crab grass. It's really annoying, but I guess it's part of life. I haven't tried weed & feed before. Maybe that will work. http://www.headmanlawncare.com/Lawn_Services.html... more
That's a huge tree! It's not going to be cheap, but it will probably raise your property values to have something like that removed. I'd call around a few difference companies and have them give you estimates. Then you can decide who to go with from there. http://www.brandywinetree.net/... more
Driveways take a lot of abuse over the years. They're out in the sun, the snow, rain and heat. It's no wonder that they crack as much as they do. There's nothing wrong with understanding this and feeling the need to replace it. Have you talked to a contractor about getting it replaced? http://talonconcretecutting.ca... more
It sort of depends on your personal taste. There are a lot of window styles that will appeal to some people and other buyers, that won't appeal to others. You just should do what will make you happy. Then hope that the buyers for your home will like them as well. http://www.misterwindowanddoor.com/Storm_Protection_Products_Services_Palmetto_FL.html... more
Landscaping is part of the first impression you are making which can sometimes be the most important. Buyers can be very visual. So if they see a yard in disarray it can definitely turn them off. Landscaping can be an easy and affordable way to aid in facilitating a sale.
It should be the landlord's responsibility to keep up appearances on the property. If they truly want to sell, they should take landscaping and maintaining it seriously. You could even show them all of these professional recommendations from people in the field who know from experience to help you out!
I don't believe your neighbor has the right to enter your property. They can cut anything hanging over their own property. You should try and work it out with your neighbor or contact a lawyer.... more
That's a good idea to ask around for recommendations. Have any of your neighbors hired landscapers recently? They might have more area specific recommendations. Also, if you're looking for a little help with your yard versus a complete overhaul, it might change who you should choose. I hope you find a good landscaper for your project. http://www.landscapespecialistsofwi.com... more
Call a few landscapers to come over and give you a quote. That's the best way to find out. They will answer your questions and help you find something that meets your criteria, visibly and financially.... more
I don't think your taxes would really be affected by this. If you were trying to change the driveway shape or move it to another part of the property, you could run into this kind of problem. Without doing that you should be pretty safe as far as your taxes are concerned. I hope your able to get your driveway changed to something you prefer more. It sucks to have not have things the way you want them at your own home.
I'm really diggin" the "stucco" designs for houses. From my experience, it's a more modern look to homes and creates a newer kind of feel to your house. We're considering getting our bricks covered up with stucco as well as you, Jay. It might help you to call around for quotes on the square footage of your house to get a "ball-park" range of prices for the installation. I definitely think it would be a good investment for your house too.