Improve your home's entryway

This article in Shore Home and Garden Magazine features tips from the Davey Tree Expert Company for homeowners to beautify their entryways. 

By Michel Elben

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Published: April, 2014

First impressions are important. Your entrance, lawn and landscape set a tone for your home.

“You want to accent your entry and draw the eye right to it,” said Dave Piver, International Society of Arboriculture certified arborist for the Davey Tree Expert Company.

According to landscape economist John Harris, good landscaping can add up to 28 percent to the overall value of a house. Even if your home isn’t on the market, sprucing up your entryway makes your home more friendly and inviting.

Overwhelmed after this winter? Ready to give your home a spring makeover? Here are eight tips to get you motivated from Davey Tree Expert Company’s Piver, arborist R.J. Laverne and district manager and I.S.A. arborist Craig Ritter:

• Tidy up the yard. Remove dead branches, weeds and debris. “It’s important to clean up what’s there,” Ritter said.

• Check your plants’ condition. “Dead and dying plants need to be removed and replaced with healthy plants suitable for the site. The most important thing in landscaping is maintenance,” said Laverne.

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