Entries Tagged as 'Landscaping'

It’s a Dry Heat

June 24th, 2016 · No Comments

Temperatures reached 118F in Phoenix this past week and have been above 110F the other days.  Humidity has been as low as 7%.  It’s a dry heat.  It saps the moisture out of plants (and people).  Take a look at what happened to a tree!

dead tree is focus of real estate photo picture front yard landscaping Phoenix Arizona home house for sale

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Tags: Landscaping · Phoenix Homes

Great Curb A-Peel

May 22nd, 2016 · 5 Comments

The paint’s a-peelin’ at this Houston, Texas home.

dilapidated neglected peeling paint siding bad curb appeal Houston Texas home house for sale photo

Impressive.

dilapidated neglected junk piled up ATV roof Houston Texas home house for sale photo

The tree seems to have fallen over onto the house.

dilapidated neglected overgrown vegetation landscaping tree fallen over tricycles Houston Texas home house for sale photo

Would be a great place to play hide-and-seek.

dilapidated neglected overgrown vegetation landscaping vines Houston Texas home house for sale photo

Too bad there were no pictures of the inside of the house.

dilapidated neglected overgrown vegetation landscaping vines Houston Texas home house for sale photo

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Tags: Roof · Landscaping · Curb Appeal · Garbage and/or Junk · Fixer-Upper · Siding · Other US Cities

Earth Day

April 22nd, 2016 · 1 Comment

Today is Earth Day.  Celebrate by hugging a (dead) tree or two.  Walk barefoot in the (dead) grass.  Recycle.

two dead trees grass oil stains on driveway junk in front ugly poor curb appeal Phoenix Arizona home house for sale

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Tags: Landscaping · Curb Appeal · Driveway · Phoenix Homes

Phoenix Landscape Design Winner 2016

April 1st, 2016 · 7 Comments

We are proud to announce the winner of the best landscape architecture design for 2016!  A tropical paradise.  An oasis in the desert.

ugly back yard landscaping weeds overgrown neglected Phoenix Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

April Fools!!

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Tags: Landscaping · Phoenix Homes · Weeds

Out In the Sticks

March 3rd, 2016 · 2 Comments

We have no idea why the seller wanted this photo to promote the sale of his/her home.

picture of tree branches sticks overgrown landscaping Buckeye Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

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Tags: Landscaping · What Were They Thinking?!?! · Other Arizona Cities

A Roof Over Your Head

January 13th, 2016 · 2 Comments

Might be time for a new roof.

bad awful ugly roof shingles condition fixer-upper Phoenix Arizona home house for sale photo

Yes, definitely needs a new roof.

bad awful ugly roof shingles condition fixer-upper Phoenix Arizona home house for sale photo

The little house in back needs a new roof too.

bad awful ugly roof shingles condition fixer-upper Phoenix Arizona home house for sale photo

Must be fun to walk around there when it rains.

bad awful ugly roof shingles condition fixer-upper Phoenix Arizona home house for sale photo

Another bad roof.

bad awful ugly roof shingles condition fixer-upper Phoenix Arizona home house for sale photo

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Tags: Roof · Landscaping · Phoenix Homes · Fixer-Upper

Front Yard Landscaping Fails

January 4th, 2016 · 1 Comment

The wet spot.  How do you explain that to buyers?  “Only when it rains”?

wet spot poor drainage front yard landscaping problem Mesa Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

The bald spot.

bald spot no grass front yard landscaping problem Phoenix Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

The big pile.  Let the buyers spread the gravel once they own the house.

big huge tall pile of gravel rock unfinished front yard landscaping problem Phoenix Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

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Tags: Landscaping · Curb Appeal · Phoenix Homes · Mesa, AZ Homes

Exterior Impressions

November 18th, 2015 · 1 Comment

Front entrance of a condominium for sale in Phoenix.  The HOA is responsible for maintaining the premises, landscaping, and general appearance.

ugly unattractive curb appeal exterior front yard Phoenix Arizona condo for sale real estate photo

They stucco’d the exterior but didn’t finish with paint.  They also enclosed the carport.

ugly unattractive curb appeal exterior front yard Phoenix Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

Waiting for buyers.

ugly unattractive curb appeal exterior front yard Phoenix Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

Tickled pink.

ugly unattractive curb appeal exterior front yard Phoenix Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

Weed you want to see this house?

ugly unattractive curb appeal exterior front yard Phoenix Arizona home house for sale real estate photo weeds

Pink and orange.  Interesting color combo.

ugly paint colors unattractive curb appeal exterior front yard Avondale Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

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Tags: Roof · Landscaping · Curb Appeal · Phoenix Homes · Other Arizona Cities · Weeds

Heavy Winds In Mesa, Arizona

October 10th, 2015 · 1 Comment

Gale force winds 24/7 in Mesa, Arizona?  It makes the trees lean to the right.  [In their defense, we had some freezes a few years ago that might have killed the majority of these ficus trees.  But leaving the remaining branches?]

ficus trees leaning growing to the right improper pruning looks terrible Mesa Arizona home house for sale landscaping

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Tags: Landscaping · Curb Appeal · Mesa, AZ Homes

Snow White & the Seven Dwarfs

May 10th, 2015 · 1 Comment

Thank you, C.H., for sending us these photos of a Rib Lake, Wisconsin house.  At first, it seems like there are only 6 dwarfs, but Sleepy is taking a nap.

snow white 7 seven dwarfs gnomes statues in back yard eagle Rib Lake Wisconsin home house for sale real estate photo

C.H. was impressed that the sellers folded the toilet paper “hotel style.”  I would have preferred they push in that open drawer.  Details, sellers, details.

bathroom drawer ajar open not closed toilet paper folded hotel style Rib Lake Wisconsin home house for sale real estate photo

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Tags: Landscaping · Bathroom · Other US Cities