Houston-area homeowner revives her lawn after fertilization error

Houston-area homeowner revives her lawn after fertilization error

Deer Park, Texas member Naomi Haas inadvertently killed her lawn in the fall and needed to bring her landscaping back to life. She over-fertilized her lawn, which gave her a chance to install a sprinkler system and replace some landscaping last updated in the late 1990s.

Haas says she never paid much mind to the landscaping until she had needed to repair it. “The weary-looking landscaping was very low on my priority list until I murdered my lawn,” she says. Once it was clear the lawn wasn’t going to grow back, Haas says she wanted to clean up the existing landscape and remove some of the older plants.

To revive her lackluster lawn, Haas hired highly rated Bradshaw Landscaping of Deer Park. Haas found them after the company she used in the past didn’t respond to her calls. “As I was driving around the Deer Park area, I saw several yards with signs in them where Bradshaw had done work,” she says. “I was impressed.” Haas gave the company their first Angie’s List review when the work was completed. “I took a chance on hiring someone I didn’t know, and I won,” she says.

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Haas had an idea of what to expect when it came to the job cost, and the $5,000 price tag was within her expectations. “Even with the addition of the sprinkler system, the price fell into my ballpark,” she says.

According to Haas, there were no hiccups during the project. She says when planning this type of work, homeowners should know what they want done beforehand. Also, if you’re installing a sprinkler system into an existing yard, she says to expect some mess.

Killing the old lawn certainly helped Haas obtain a lawn that requires less maintenance and fosters more enjoyment. “I just love not having to drag hoses all around to water my lawn,” she says. “I absolutely love how fresh and clean my front yard looks now without all the tired old plants.”


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