Blog :: 05-2020

Go Native To Make The Most Out Of Your Landscaping!

Landscaping With Native Plants Makes Your Life Easier (And Your Wildlife Happier)

Native New England plants give you a lot of bang for your gardening buck. There's a beautiful shrub or a perennial for almost any location you've got, whether it's sunny, shady, dry or downright boggy.

And why wouldn't there be? After all, these plants evolved here in New England, not in Asia somewhere. They're able to survive and thrive in conditions where imported plants struggle. Not having to replace expensive trees and shrubs will even have your wallet thanking you for gardening with New England plants!

Landscaping with native plants makes your life easier; you put in less effort watering and pruning, and in return you have more time to lie around in a hammock, enjoying a glorious landscape.

And the local birds and other critters will love you for going native. Why put out a plastic bird feeder when you can plant a beautiful living one instead?

If you've got a larger space that remains somewhat wet, plant larger trees like the native river birch, or willows such as the pussy willow and the black willow.

They provide habitats for insects that the birds will feed on. And our winged friends adore the berries found on native shrubs such as viburnum, elderberry, chokecherry and serviceberry.

Many New England neighborhoods are surrounded by woodland, and there is often a harsh, abrupt transition from the forest to the lawn. Any of the native New England plants listed above will help make a softer, more natural transition from woodland to suburban yard.

For sheer toughness combined with beauty, try a Northern Bayberry. Equally at home as a lovely hedge or toughing it out in sandy, thin soil, bayberries were once used (and still are) to scent candles.

This photo shows the Northern Bayberry extensively used in the landscaping surrounding the York Public Library in York, Maine.

The shorter shrub is the bayberry, and the larger tree in the picture is a native amelanchier (aka serviceberry, Juneberry, shadblow). The tree is just beginning to ripen its berries for the local birds.

You can't go wrong with trying some of our native New England and Maine perennials and shrubs this gardening year.

For more information, please visit:

https://extension.umaine.edu/gardening/manual/plants-for-the-maine-landscape/

 

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Recent Homes Sales for April 2020

 447 Old Rochester Road in Somersworth, New Hampshire

 Sold for $250,000

 

 

 

 

 

 109 Woodbridge Road in York, Maine

 Sold for $420,000

 

 

 

 

 

 7 Triple G Farm in York, Maine

 Sold for $469,500

 

 

 

 

 

 84 Green Street in Biddeford, Maine

 Sold for $246,500

 

 

 

 

 

 62 Hooper Shores Road in York, Maine

 Sold for $215,000

 

 

 

 

 5 Organug Road in York, Maine

 Sold for $285,000

 

 

 

 

 

 59 Camerons Lane in Wells, Maine

 Sold for $352,500

 

 

 

 

 

 3 Tara Way in York, Maine

 Sold for $665,300

 

 

 

 

 

 23 Governor Hill Road in Eliot, Maine

 Sold for $465,500

 

 

 

 

 

Not pictured:

8 Nubble Rd Ext in York, Maine - Sold for $875,000

9 McCloud Drive in Kittery, Maine - Sold for $630,000

31 Titlon Avenue in Kittery, Maine - Sold for $355,000

296 US Route 1 in York, Maine - Sold for $450,000

Williams Realty Partners of Keller Williams Coastal Realty is the number one Keller Williams Team in New England. WRP is a full service team collaborating to bring buyers and sellers together. With this structure, our agents get to spend their time doing what they do best: working with clients to provide an exceptional experience whether buying or selling a home.

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    Recent Home Sales - March 2020

    Recent Homes Sales for March 2020

     2 Pleasant Ave in Eliot, Maine

     Sold for $300,000

     

     

     

     

     

     2 Cole Lane in South Berwick, Maine

     Sold for $410,000

     

     

     

     

     

     159 Woodside Meadow Drive in York, Maine

     Sold for $497,500

     

     

     

     

     

     126 Fieldstone Estate Road in York, Maine

     Sold for $612,500

     

     

     

     

     

     153 Long Beach Ave in York, Maine

     Sold for $650,000

     

     

     

     

     

     273 Pine Hill Road in Berwick, Maine

     Sold for $176,000

     

     

     

     

     

     566 Little River Road in Lebanon, Maine

     Sold for $285,000

     

     

     

     

     

     26 1/2 Bellamy Road in Somersworth, New Hampshire

     Sold for $200,000

     

     

     

     

     

     15 Nash Parkway in Somersworth, New Hampshire 

     Sold for which closed Friday for $265,000

     

     

     

     

     

     34 Church Street Extension in York, Maine

     Sold for $505,000

     

     

     

     

     

     9 White Pine Drive in Sanford, Maine

     Sold for $199,900

     

     

     

     

     

     382 Beech Road in Eliot, Maine

     Sold for $525,000

     

     

     

     

     241 Beach Avenue in Kennebunk, Maine

     Sold for $1,675,000

     

     

     

     

     

     29A Nubble Road in York, Maine

     Sold for $1,615,000

     

     

     

     

     22 (A/B) Main Street in York, Maine

     Sold for $740,000

     

     

     

     

     

     12-18 Oak Terrace in Kittery, Maine

     Sold for $672,500

     

     

     

     

     

     53 Lewis Road in Kittery, Maine

     Sold for $329,475

     

     

     

     

     

     33 Fox Farm Hill Road in North Berwick, Maine

     Sold for $355,868

     

     

     

     

     4 Anns Terrace in Hampton, New Hampshire

     Sold for $361,000

     

     

     

     

     

     121 Colonial Village in Somersworth, New Hampshire

     Sold for $54,000

     

     

     

     

     

    Not pictured:

    Lot A Rams Head in York, Maine - Sold for $250,000

    68 Charles St in Rochester, New Hampshire - Sold for $326,000

    82-84 Cabot Street in Portsmouth, New Hampshire - Sold for $695,000

    40 Clay Hill Road in York, Maine - Sold for $327,500

    Williams Realty Partners of Keller Williams Coastal Realty is the number one Keller Williams Team in New England. WRP is a full service team collaborating to bring buyers and sellers together. With this structure, our agents get to spend their time doing what they do best: working with clients to provide an exceptional experience whether buying or selling a home.

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      Recent Home Sales - February 2020

      Recent Homes Sales for February 2020

       00 Frost Road in Eliot, Maine

       Sold for $185,000

       

       

       

       

       

       20 Boothby Road in Limington, Maine

       Sold for $170,000

       

       

       

       

       

       54 Woodlawn Ave in Kittery, Maine

        Sold for $285,000

       

       

       

       

       

       8 Cottonwood Circle in Wells, Maine

       Sold for $484,900

       

       

       

       

       

       11 Callahan Lane in Berwick, Maine

       Sold for $337,000

       

       

       

       

       

       32 Lower Main Street in North Berwick, Maine

       Sold for $239,000

       

       

       

       

       

       4 Weil Lane in York, Maine

       Sold for $575,000

       

       

       

       

       

       114 Old Post Road in Kittery, Maine

       Sold for $349,000

       

       

       

       

       

       12 Juniper Park Lane in York, Maine

       Sold for $292,000

       

       

       

       

       207 Mountain Road in Cape Neddick, Maine

       Sold for $425,000

       

       

       

       

       

        80 Berwick Road in Berwick, Maine

       Sold for $225,000

       

       

       

       

       17 Styles Lane in York, Maine

       Sold for $595,000

       

       

       

       

       

       

       4 Fords Landing in Dover, New Hampshire

       Sold for $232,000

       

       

       

       

       259 Little River Rd in Berwick, Maine

       Sold for $79,000

       

       

       

       

       

       366 Ridge Road in York, Maine

       Sold for $428,000

       

       

       

       

      Not pictured:

      7 Dory Drive in York, Maine - Sold for $165,000

      682 River Road in Eliot, Maine - Sold for $296,000

      Lot B Rams Head in York, Maine - Sold for $250,000

      1 Oak Ridge Road in Nottingham, New Hampshire - Sold for $311,500

      8 Cameo Court in York, Maine - Sold for $540,000

      Williams Realty Partners of Keller Williams Coastal Realty is the number one Keller Williams Team in New England. WRP is a full service team collaborating to bring buyers and sellers together. With this structure, our agents get to spend their time doing what they do best: working with clients to provide an exceptional experience whether buying or selling a home.

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