Get your lawn ready for the summer!
Every homeowner needs to get their yard ready in the spring to prepare for the rest of the year! There are a few things that you can do to help your yard be happy and healthy, and defend itself against weeds and drought:
Prepare your sprinkler system for the summer. This is especially important here in Colorado where the summers can be dry and hot and grass needs more water to thrive. You should prepare your sprinkler system near the end of April or beginning of May to avoid the freezing season and be ready for the dry Colorado summers.
Aerate and fertilize your lawn early in the season. You’ll give your lawn the best opportunity to grow and make fertilizer and watering more effective by allowing access to the roots. In Northern Colorado, hard ground and condensed soil is very common, which makes aeration even more of a priority.
Power rake your lawn to remove leaves and thatch. Dead grass thatch, leaves, and debris can block water and nutrients from reaching the soil, starving the grass of what it needs to survive. Effective power raking can also remove dead clumps of grass that could harbor snow mold from the Colorado winters.
Overseed bare or thin patches to encourage new growth. This will ensure that you don’t get dirt patches that form in your lawn throughout the year. In general, you shouldn’t have to fill in your entire lawn as in Colorado, spot-seeding with fertilizer is usually enough to kick start growth.
Check drainage to make sure water doesn’t pool near your home. Standing pools of water can attract bugs like mosquitoes and encourage the growth of mold or mildew on nearby structures. Ensure that your gutters and drainage are working properly to protect your home.
855 Pioneer Dr. Milliken, CO - $339K
This beautiful ranch home in Milliken, CO is located in the Settlers Village ranch. There are upgrades throughout this home! The kitchen and living area are open-concept and spacious with upgraded finishes such as stainless steel appliances, farm sink, and over-sided cabinets. Beautiful landscaped backyard with plenty of space and large rounded patio – perfect for patio furniture and a grill or fire pit!
The neighborhood is centrally located near schools, shopping centers, and the community recreation center. This home is move-in ready and has everything you would want in a new home!
205 Muscovey Lane, Johnstown, CO - $410K
stunning home near Pioneer Ridge School. New roof, AC, and furnace! Upgrades include granite countertops, HIVE thermostat, concrete backyard patio, newer paint, and RING security. Meticulously clean, OPEN floorplan, fenced in yard, and MAMMOTH 5-piece Master bedroom area WITH your own gas fireplace. This 2 story home has a private fenced in backyard with large shed, an exterior door that communicates with the garage (a RARE find!), and is located less than 2 blocks to Pioneer Ridge school.
909 Depot Dr. Milliken CO - $387K
Located on a premium lot backing up to open space this 4-bedroom, 2.5-bathroom home has been professionally designed to be bright and inviting. The gourmet kitchen features 42" white cabinets, upgraded quartz countertops and stainless appliances. The open concept design is enhanced with hard surface flooring throughout the main level. A tasteful powder room has been added to the main level as well. Additional room for storage and expansion in the unfinished basement. Topping things off is the massive three car tandem garage, which measures in at 875sqft!
123 A Street Ault, CO - $328K
This 3,000 square foot hidden gem of a house was located in Ault, Colorado, about a 20 to 30-minute drive from the epicenter of the nearby booming city of Fort Collins. This house stood out with its incredible price point when it hit the market.
According to the Fort Collins Board of Realtors, a property with this type of square footage (8,000 square foot lot; 3,000 square foot house floorplan) in the city of Fort Collins would cost a small fortune, while purchasing it in the smaller town of Ault a short distance outside of Fort Collins brings the asking price well below what is considered average for the Northern Colorado real estate market.
7515 Homestretch Dr. Wellington, CO - $322K
Great 3 bedroom and 3 bathroom home in Wellington Downs. This home is better than new, with unfinished basement space and a kitchen that overlooks the main living area and open plan. The home has a 3-car garage and has quick access to the main Wellington thoroughfare and I-25 for shopping and transportation. This house will make a great next home for you!
Coming Soon Properties
1832 36th Ave. Ct. Greeley, CO - Mid $300's
Prime location in Greeley! Has a secluded garage that is oversized – room for up to vehicles plus storage. The upgrades on this property simply can’t be matched. New SS appliances, new windows, solid wood doors, granite, tile, paint, carpet, wood flooring, wood fireplace, built-in grill and more. The house is already prepared for web bar or hot tub installation.
1625 W. Elizabeth Unit L1, Fort Collins, CO - Low $200's
2 bed 1 bath condo centrally located near campus. This condo is in the middle of all the action and is ready for its next adventure.
2025 & 2027 Abilene Ct. Fort Collins, CO 80525 - Low $500's
This large duplex is close to all of the amenities that one could want in a large Fort Collins home! Located near the intersection of Drake and Timberline, there is grocery shopping less than a mile away with access to food and shopping as well. Only about 10 minute drive from Old Town Fort Collins and the Foothills Shopping Mall.
10194 W. Dartmouth, Lakewood, CO 80227 - Low $300's
This is a highly sought after townhome in the Pheasant Creek subdivision, priced to sell quickly. The townhome features 3 bedrooms, 2.5 bathroom, finished basement, energy-efficient double-pane windows and AC. Upgrades include granite countertops tile backsplash and counter seating in the kitchen. Backyard has a fenced patio that opens to a community greenbelt. There is one reserved parking space for the unit, as well as plenty of public parking for additional vehicles. All exterior maintenance, trash, water, and snow removal is covered by the HOA. Amazing property priced to sell, inquire today!
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I'm Brad, owner of Colorado Real Estate Pros. This blog will talk more about my day-to-day as a Fort Collins Realtor, and my life as well. Enjoy!