Lorraine Kuney - Franklin, MA, Real Estate, Medway, MA Real Estate.


Whether you're planning on selling your home in the near future or just want your property to look its absolute best, trees and bushes can help you achieve those goals.

Although many property owners do plant, trim, and maintain their own trees and shrubbery, it often pays to hire a reputable landscaping company to suggest ideas, provide professional services, and give your yard that manicured look. Since it's all-too-easy for bushes to become overgrown and unkempt, a skilled hedge and bush trimmer can make the front of your home look impressive and well maintained -- especially if you don't have the time to do it yourself.

The advantages of hiring a good landscaping service is that they can bring their experience, skills, and eye for symmetry to the job. However, since all landscapers and tree pruners are not created equal, it's always a good idea to get a couple quotes -- preferably based on recommendations of neighbors, friends, and relatives. Professional references, online reviews, and Better Business Bureau ratings can also be helpful in evaluating landscaping services.

Getting two or three quotes can not only save you hundreds of dollars, but it can also give you the opportunity to ask questions, pick their brains, and get helpful ideas. Some landscapers and tree services are more service-oriented and competitively priced than others, so it's worth the extra effort to get multiple quotes. Since landscaping, tree pruning, and bush trimming can be dangerous work, it's advisable to make sure the business you choose is fully insured and that employees are adequately trained.

If you prefer more of a DIY approach to landscaping, there are a lot of helpful online videos, how-to articles, and step-by-step instructions on proper techniques for planting and caring for trees, bushes, and shrubs. Also: Tree nurseries, hardware stores, and garden supply outlets often have knowledgeable employees on hand who can suggest products and planting directions for getting your saplings off to a healthy start. Asking for tips on watering, fertilizing, hole digging, and pruning can also help ensure your success.

In addition to beautifying your property, hedges, bushes, and trees provide a number of practical benefits, too, including privacy and shade. If putting up a stockade fence between you and your next door neighbor seems a bit "unfriendly," you might consider planting a row of arborvitaes or other privacy-enhancing trees along your property line. Getting an official property survey from your county or town clerk might be necessary to see exactly where your property line is located.

While 100% backyard privacy is not always necessary or even desirable, an attractive, natural barrier between back yards can help enhance your enjoyment of your property. A "park-like" setting in your back yard may take a few years to attain, but for many people, it's a goal well worth pursuing!



6 Jacks Way, Franklin, MA 02038

Single-Family

$585,000
Price

9
Rooms
4
Beds
1/1
Full/Half Baths
BEAUTIFUL OVERSIZED COLONIAL IN CUL DE SAC NEIGHBORHOOD! If Space is what you need this is it! This move in ready colonial has a Huge 2 story 21x16 addition ready for you to make it your own. Main house has a lovely Formal Dining room w/ Hardwoods, Fireplaced Living Room w/ Hardwoods, an Updated Kitchen w/ Large Eating Area. AWESOME Entertainment sized 21x16 Newly finished Family Room w/ Laminate Flooring! The 2nd floor has Full Bath & 4 Large Bedrooms all w/ New Paint & Carpet. Beautiful New Master Bedroom w/ Cathedral Ceiling, ready to add a Master Bath! Tons of closet space. Nicely finished lower level could be Spare Bedroom, Playroom or Office-has a separate exit to unfinished basement area & garage. Beautiful stack stone retaining walls. Driveway to be re-sealed after new septic is installed, newer HW Tank, equipped w/ Portable 6000 amp Westinghouse Generator, New Exterior Paint. Gas Heat & Central Air! Great quiet neighborhood super convenient to shopping, train & commute routes!
Open House
Sunday
August 19 at 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
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Location: 6 Jacks Way, Franklin, MA 02038    Get Directions

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6 Jacks Way, Franklin, MA 02038

Single-Family

$585,000
Price

9
Rooms
4
Beds
1/1
Full/Half Baths
BEAUTIFUL OVERSIZED COLONIAL IN CUL DE SAC NEIGHBORHOOD! If Space is what you need this is it! This move in ready colonial has a Huge 2 story 21x16 addition ready for you to make it your own. Main house has a lovely Formal Dining room w/ Hardwoods, Fireplaced Living Room w/ Hardwoods, an Updated Kitchen w/ Large Eating Area. AWESOME Entertainment sized 21x16 Newly finished Family Room w/ Laminate Flooring! The 2nd floor has Full Bath & 4 Large Bedrooms all w/ New Paint & Carpet. Beautiful New Master Bedroom w/ Cathedral Ceiling, ready to add a Master Bath! Tons of closet space. Nicely finished lower level could be Spare Bedroom, Playroom or Office-has a separate exit to unfinished basement area & garage. Beautiful stack stone retaining walls. Driveway to be re-sealed after new septic is installed, newer HW Tank, equipped w/ Portable 6000 amp Westinghouse Generator, New Exterior Paint. Gas Heat & Central Air! Great quiet neighborhood super convenient to shopping, train & commute routes!
Open House
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GET THERE FIRST for this Spacious, Executive, move-in ready raised ranch in sought after Franklin Neighborhood w/so much to offer! SOLD is what the sign will say after Sunday's open house! You will be WOWED, this is not like any home you have seen. Open floor plan w/ stunning Custom Details thru out, Dental Crown Molding, Custom built entertainment area opens to a Fine Crafted Kitchen w/lighted Coffered ceiling. This is a METICULOUSLY loved & maintained home. Gleaming Hardwoods thru out main level. Every room updated or remodeled to perfection. Main level has Fireplaced Living Room, Open Family Room/Kitchen/Dining Area, Master Bedroom Suite, Laundry, 2nd Bedroom & a Full Bath. Lower Level is perfect for downsizers, teens, in law potential, or home business. Includes Bedroom, Sitting room/office, a "kitchenette"-w/ counter, cabinets, sink & refrig and a huge 20x24 walk out bonus room w/ lots of windows. So many possibilities to fit any need in this gorgeous multi-functional home!

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4 Chilmark Rd, Franklin, MA 02038

Single-Family

$499,900
Price

8
Rooms
3
Beds
3
Baths
GET THERE FIRST for this Spacious, Executive, move-in ready raised ranch in sought after Franklin Neighborhood w/so much to offer! SOLD is what the sign will say after Sunday's open house! You will be WOWED, this is not like any home you have seen. Open floor plan w/ stunning Custom Details thru out, Dental Crown Molding, Custom built entertainment area opens to a Fine Crafted Kitchen w/lighted Coffered ceiling. This is a METICULOUSLY loved & maintained home. Gleaming Hardwoods thru out main level. Every room updated or remodeled to perfection. Main level has Fireplaced Living Room, Open Family Room/Kitchen/Dining Area, Master Bedroom Suite, Laundry, 2nd Bedroom & a Full Bath. Lower Level is perfect for downsizers, teens, in law potential, or home business. Includes Bedroom, Sitting room/office, a "kitchenette"-w/ counter, cabinets, sink & refrig and a huge 20x24 walk out bonus room w/ lots of windows. So many possibilities to fit any need in this gorgeous multi-functional home!
Open House
Sunday
August 12 at 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM
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Location: 4 Chilmark Rd, Franklin, MA 02038    Get Directions

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