Lake Oswego Real Estate Preparing For A Hot Summer

Although we had the wettest Winter with record rainfall this past year, we are now experiencing warmer than usual, and record-setting temperatures.  We have been seeing 20 degrees or higher than we normally see just this past week and we have a long way to go before we hit the heat and high Summer temperatures.

Many of us gardeners have been jumping up and down for joy waiting for a dry spell so that we could get our hands dirty and work in our yards. And for some of us, we are always dreaming of a maintenance-free yard.

During the past several Summers, when we hit high temperatures, I never watered my plants, as I try to conserve.  My feeling has been that with such wet Winters, my plants would sustain themselves.  Although I have lost a few plants, I long to plant more natives in my yard to support wildlife habitat, conserve water and reduce the need for pesticides and fertilizers.

Native Plants For The Willamette Valley

Songbirds, bumble bees, butterflies and other beneficial bugs attracted to native plants are not just fun to see.  They fight garden pests, pollinate food crops and improve the soil.  In addition, planting native plants thrive without added water or those fertilizers and pesticides so many of use don’t like to use, or don’t use.

Where To Find Native Plants?Native_Plants

Do you want to know which plants are native to our region?  There is an excellent handbook than can be downloaded at oregonmetro.gov/native plants for residents of the Portland metro area or you call 503-234-3000 to obtain a copy. There are many other suppliers of this handbook that can be found at the above website where you can also obtain a copy.

Another great place to obtain information is from the Clackamas County Master Gardeners if you have questions, which is where I obtained my Native Plants handbook while attending a recent home improvement show.

If you are planning an extended trip, or if you are thinking of selling your home this Summer, it is also important that plants don’t die or dry out. Those could start a fire if planted too close to your home, plus you always want to assure your home has that “curb appeal” while it is for sale.

 

SEARCH FOR REAL ESTATE

There are links above to search for real estate.  I have a new website where you can search or you can use my mobile phone app as well. My website and mobile app provide you with access to all listings available on the RMLS™ system regardless of who the listing agent or brokerage may be. Listings are updated frequently throughout the day giving you the information you need, when you need it.

Thinking of Selling Your Lake Oswego Home?

Prices are increasing at a fast pace in Lake Oswego. Interest rates are still low and there is a huge pool of buyer demand. I have ready, willing and able buyers ready to purchase your home. If you want to know the value of your home in today’s real estate market, please call me at 503-804-9685.

Moving to Lake Oswego?

Want to know more about Lake Oswego? I’d love to be your buyer’s agent, please give me a call at 503-804-9685.

I have worked in Lake Oswego as a Real Estate Broker since 1978 and have lived in Lake Oswego since 1988 and know all the neighborhoods! The real estate market is “hot” here in the Portland metro area and Lake Oswego. I am ready to assist you with all your real estate needs! “There is no substitute for experience.”

ALL ABOUT…..Lake Oswego Real Estate Copyright 2008-2016. Betty Jung. All Rights Reserved. Use of this article, photos and images without permission is a violation of Federal copyright laws

 

 

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