Why Do We Need Plants?

Plants absorb carbon dioxide and release oxygen from their leaves. Humans and plants need oxygen to breathe!

There are plants we can eat, and there are plants that help clean the water also.

However, there are people who like plants because of the colors, shapes, and scents. People also like plants because you can see the overall result of how the plants flourish with proper maintenance.

Easy House Plants for Homeowners

  1. Fake Plants: The easiest plant is one that is not alive! Just dust occasionally.
  2. Succulents: Low maintenance and thrive indoors.
  3. Aloe Vera: Need water every couple of weeks and are good for scratches and burns.
  4. Snake Plant/Sansevieria: Known for reducing stress and their scaly look.
  5. Chinese Evergreen: Have green and silver tinted leaves and don’t need sunlight.
  6. Pothos Ivy: Heart-shaped leaves and this plant can grow long like typical ivy.

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Does Homeownership Automatically Mean Master Gardener?

No. However, you want to maintain the grass and outdoor plants for many reasons. By maintaining your plants, trees, especially ones around the home, this will protect your investment. Making sure plants are not overgrown by the home can protect your foundation. Trimming trees around the roofline can protect your roof. Watering the lawn, weeding the flower beds, and regular lawn maintenance can improve curb appeal.

If the trees, flowers, lawn, etc. attracted you to purchase this home, then you will need to be prepared to maintain this yourself, or hire someone to maintain the curb appeal. Research the plants, trees, how much lawn care costs, before you commit to purchasing a home with a master garden.

My parents and mother in law all love to garden and maintain their lawn. However, it is not one of my favorite things. In fact, I detest lawn care. When I found out that my home didn’t have grass in the backyard, I was thrilled! I appreciate trees and plants, but I am not going to go out of my way to the garden. Sure, it’s therapeutic for some people, and being outdoors can be fun. I just don’t like to garden. Maybe it’s because I have killed many plants in my day….hence the #1 item on the easiest plant list. But, I do love flowers. Who knows, maybe one day I will detest gardening just a little less.

Kelly Raulston

“Reliable and Ready” REALTOR® since 2016. I was born in Monroeville, Pennsylvania, but was raised in Texas since 1997. When I found out we were moving to Plano, Texas, I remember looking forward to riding a horse to school and a brand-new pair of cowboy boots! Growing up in Plano prepared me to be competitive, quick, and to have a strong work ethic. I graduated from Stephen F. Austin State University in Nacogdoches, Texas. Axe’em Jacks! That is where my love for East Texas began. The nature, warm smiles, football games, and community values can't be beat! I graduated summa cum laude with a degree in Interdisciplinary Studies. I was a middle school math teacher in Tyler, Texas. I met my husband, Travis, in Sunday school, and we have been married since September 2016. I love being a REALTOR® in East Texas! Relationships are genuine, the area is beautiful, and the market is rockin’! I am an involved REALTOR® to better the community. Some of the organizations I am involved with are: The Professional Development Committee, Texas Real Estate Political Action Committee, and Tyler Educational Networking Group. Some awards I have won were “The Hustle Award” in 2016, and “Rookie of the Year” in 2017. When I am not working with my clients, I like to spend quality time with my friends and family doing the following: running, target practice, read and participate in book club, and playing with my dachshund Greta.
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