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Fuss-Free Holiday Hosting for my Louisville Friends

Because who has time to stress?

by MIKE HALL, Owner/ Broker/ Agent

Fuss-Free Louisville Holiday Hosting

Everyone loves a good party, but not many of us enjoy playing host/ hostess. Folks at the Hosting Table encourage you to keep your sanity and enjoy your own party. Your friends and family will appreciate the less-stressed version of you. Check out these creative tips for stress-free holiday fun.

Get a game plan. Before you attempt to throw Louisville’s party of the season, sketch it out on paper: invite list, menu, checklist for the day of the party, etc.

Keep it simple. Especially if it keeps you more relaxed. Go with monochromatic flowers in bud vases or serve pre-assembled appetizers. People will enjoy your company far more than a magazine-worthy spread.

Tie seasonal elements into your table decor. Fresh cranberries in jars with votive candles, sprigs of rosemary or thyme tied into napkins or bowls of pretty citrus fruits. They add a pop of color and cost far less than flowers.


Prepping Your Louisville Lawn for Winter

Six tips for a greener spring in the Bluegrass

by MIKE HALL, Owner/ Broker/ Agent

Prepping Your Lawn for Louisville Winter

The end of summer doesn’t mean the end of lawn care. We may be far from that that lush, springtime Louisville bluegrass, but did you know a green lawn is born in the fall? Follow these tips from HouseLogic for green lawn perfection.

Keep on Mowing
Continue to water and mow your lawn, as needed, throughout the fall. Then as the Louisville’s winter nears, drop the mower's blade to its lowest setting for the last two cuttings of the year. That will allow more sunlight to reach the crown of the grass, and there will be less leaf to turn brown during the winter.

Aerate the Soil
Fall is also an ideal time to aerate your lawn so that oxygen, water, and fertilizer can easily reach the grass's roots.

Tip: You can rent a gas-powered, walk-behind lawn aerator for about $70 per day. The self-propelled machine will quickly punch holes into the soil and extract plugs of dirt, allowing access for moisture to your lawn’s thirsty roots.

Rake the Leaves...

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