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Answer These questions For Summer Garden Success

The arrival of summer is here! Summer living at a home in Mays Landing, NJ stirs thoughts of long sunny days, beaches and pools, baseball games, gardening and barbecues, outdoor dining, and spending time with neighbors, family and friends. As we step outside this summer it will be even more special because of the ending to a long pandemic, so let’s make the most of this time spent outdoors.

If you are new to the area, or have recently moved into a new home, then perhaps you are looking to make the most of your outdoor living by adding or maintaining a garden area. We have some tips for your garden success.

Asses your lawn and garden area.

Take a few minutes to walk around, step back and view your landscape from different angles. Ask yourself these questions:

From here, create a list of your garden objectives or goals to tackle this summer after assessing your landscape and property needs.

Consider your gardening resources.

Once you have a list of what you want to accomplish, you need to determine how you can achieve your goal(s).  By answering these questions below, it will help address the outdoor area(s) where you need assistance.

While a service provider might seem costly, consider and compare the details of what they provide. For example, if it is a lawncare service, do you own the type of equipment that can quickly mow, trim and edge your property? Will you have the time and resources required to perform regular maintenance of both the lawn and the equipment? When you consider all of the costs to own and maintain the equipment, the time required for consistent results, and the amount of work involved, then you might rethink the cost benefit for that lawncare service.

Get your hands dirty.

If you prefer not to hire an outside service, then you are probably someone who enjoys working in the yard. As a do-it-yourselfer, first research the type of lawn and know the different trees and shrubs you have. From that research, you can learn what and when are the recommended times to fertilize, prune, edge and cut.  For example, many trees and shrubs require pruning in the late Spring. Some flowering shrubs such as roses, need to be pruned or deadheaded after each blooming period.

Remember that there are specialty fertilizers available for plants such as flowing shrubs, vegetables, and evergreens. Even if you don’t use an outside service, regular fertilizing is still needed to help these plants look and remain healthy. In addition, certain times of the year will bring out harmful insects and pests. Be sure to monitor your plants year-round, and plan to treat pests accordingly.

If you have a vegetable garden, consider adding some fencing to prevent native animals from eating the fruits of your labor. Watch the weather and have a plan to provide consistent irrigation or watering for those plants. Water is also essential for everything in your yard, and vegetation can be severely impacted by droughts long after the season has passed. Also, avoid summer lawn stress and adhere to the different mowing heights required for different types of grasses.

Whatever the direction you go, we hope that your long-anticipated summer barbecues, backyard bistros, and neighborhood/family get togethers are a success and your gardens are in full bloom.

If you are looking for a new home that will have a garden to call your own, then explore the options for to-be-built new homes in Mays Landing, NJ by Schaeffer Homes, a three-generation home builder. Schaeffer Homes is known for their quality- built, affordable new homes in Southern New Jersey.

The spectacular community of Halbert Avenue is ready for you to begin your home buyer journey. Start planning your new home now to move in by summer 2022. Call Schaeffer Family Homes today at 856-208-5118 or email general.info@schaefferhomes.com to learn more about the Halbert Avenue community of homes in Mays Landing NJ.

Community Profile: Menantico Estates

Schaeffer Family Homes will be coming soon to the  Menantico Estates community of homes in Vineland NJ.

Enjoy a peaceful rural lifestyle with your own large lot and access to nearby parks and outdoor areas. Whether you want to go hiking, play disc golf, have a picnic or shoot some hoops, you can find the right place within a short drive. Organized sports leagues for children and youth are available, along with a 28-acre soccer facility.

As an experienced home builder, we’ve created an easy-to-follow, organized process to build your new home. Once you reserve your homesite with a deposit, you can customize your chosen home plan and select your design options and any upgrades you desire. After you purchase your lot, we’ll schedule a 3-hour appointment at our Design Center where you can make your selections with the expert guidance of our Design Center Manager. When all selections are complete and your mortgage is approved, we can begin building your new home!

We offer 8 home designs in Menantico Estates. These homes are 1,880-3,100 square feet and have 3 or 4 bedrooms, 2 or 2.5 baths, and 2-car garages. Ranch style, multi-level and traditional 2-story plans are available. Prices start in the $350’s.

The Winston is a 4 bedroom, 2.5 bath home starting at $424,900. It’s our largest plan in the community at 3,100 square feet. This spacious 2 story home is designed with all bedrooms on the second floor, leaving lots of space for family activities and entertaining on the first floor. The open-concept kitchen and family room are complemented by a separate dining room and formal living room. The Winston also has a first-floor study.

Second-floor spaces include the owner’s retreat with sitting area, three secondary bedrooms and a hall bath. You can also choose to add another full bath.

Options include an extended dining room, a sunroom off the kitchen, family room fireplace, finished basement areas and more. Three exterior elevations give you a range of styles to choose from.

Start planning your new home now to move in by spring 2022. Call Schaeffer Family Homes today at 856-208-5118 or email general.info@schaefferhomes.com to learn more about the Menantico Estates community of homes in Vineland NJ.

Build Your Dream Home at 0 Marlboro Ave in Cherry Hill, NJ

Featured Homesite: 0 Marlboro Avenue in Cherry Hill

 

If you’ve always imagined building your dream home in Cherry Hill, we’ve got the perfect location for you! Meet our newest homesite in Camden County: 0 Marlboro Avenue, Cherry Hill, NJ 08002. At just under ½ an acre, 0 Marlboro Avenue could be the ideal location for your beautiful brand-new Schaeffer Family Home!

When you build with Schaeffer Family Homes, you’ll have the opportunity to choose from one of our many different floorplans and design the home you’ve always yearned for! Behind the homesite at 0 Marlboro Ave is vacant green acres owned by the township, allowing you the potential to create a beautiful backyard oasis with plenty of privacy. 0 Marlboro Avenue also provides you with the ability to connect to public water and sewer for your utilities.

Located in the heart of Cherry Hill, 0 Marlboro Avenue is situated next to Cherry Hill West High School. Just down the street, you’ll find many of your favorite shops, delicious restaurants, and convenient grocery stores. Getting into Philadelphia is also a breeze – within only about 15 minutes, you can easily drive across the bridge into Center City! Or if you prefer to travel by train, you can hop on the PATCO at the Haddonfield Station, which is about 10-15 minutes away.

Not only does 0 Marlboro Avenue give you the opportunity to build your dream home in a great location, but you’ll also be able to design and personalize your home just the way you envisioned it to be. At our Design Center, you will choose all of your luxury structural options, design selections and color schemes to make your home your own! Building a new home doesn’t have to be daunting or difficult – we’re here to listen and help you through the entire process to make it as seamless as possible. If you’re interested in learning more about building at 0 Marlboro Avenue in Cherry Hill or have general questions about building a Schaeffer Family Home, please contact us at 856-208-5118 or e-mail general.info@schaefferhomes.com. We can’t wait to help you and your family get started in their new home search!

 

 

 

 

Community Profile: Carriage Mews

The Carriage Mews community of new homes in Berlin Borough NJ opened this fall with 16 homesites. Carriage Mews is surrounded by numerous opportunities for shopping, entertainment and dining. Commuters will appreciate the conveniently located train stations for New Jersey Transit and Patco. Philadelphia and Atlantic City are within easy driving distance.

Schaeffer Family Homes offers 7 home plans to choose from in Carriage Mews. No matter which plan you choose, your new home is guaranteed to have these standard features and more:

  • 9’ ceilings on the first floor
  • Central air conditioning
  • Crown molding and chair rail in dining room
  • Low maintenance vinyl siding
  • 30-year dimensional roof shingles
  • 2 phone lines and 2 cable lines
  • Front yard landscaped bed and sod
  • Concrete driveway
  • Aristokraft oak kitchen cabinets with crown molding
  • NJ Energy Star certification
  • Quality Builders Warranty Corp. 10-year structural warranty
  • Poured Concrete Basement Foundation with GMX Ultrashield and 30-year warranty
  • 42-inch Aristokraft oak kitchen cabinets with crown molding
  • NJ Energy Star Certification with 30% or more better energy performance than “code”

Our Carriage Mews floor plans range from 1,856-3,100 square feet and have 3-5 bedrooms and 2-4.5 baths. We offer a variety of one and two story plans in styles and layouts to suit your needs. Homes in Carriage Mews start in the $350’s. Lot sizes range from about 1/3 acre to more than half an acre. When you build with us, you can be in your new home within 8-10 months of signing the Agreement of Sale.

The Blake floor plan is a 4-bedroom, 2.5-bath home that can be customized with Victorian, Craftsman, Federal or Traditional exteriors. The foyer is flanked by formal living and dining rooms. The open-concept kitchen and family room are ideal for relaxed family living. On the second floor, the master suite is joined by three additional bedrooms, a second full bath and a laundry room.

We have a Quick Move-In home available at 102 Reena’s Way. This 2,327 square foot Ellis B floor plan home has 4 bedrooms and 2.5 baths and is offered for $399,900. The home has a formal living room, open-concept kitchen and family room, first floor powder room, and a laundry room located on the second floor with all 4 bedrooms.

Call us today at 856-208-5118 to schedule a tour of this home or to learn more about your options for customizing a floor plan of your choice in the Carriage Mews community of new homes in Berlin Borough NJ.

               

We are proud to offer new homes that have earned the ENERGY STAR® label. ENERGY STAR qualified new homes are substantially more energy-efficient than homes built to the minimum code requirements. Our ENERGY STAR qualified new homes are independently verified by a third-party Home Energy Rater to ensure they meet ENERGY STAR energy efficiency guidelines. These homes are better for the environment and better for you. Learn more about ENERGY STAR qualified new homes at http://www.energystar.gov/

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