If you like to tend a garden, delighting in planting marigolds, hostas and a tomato plant or two, RoseLake Estates’ small front and side plots will provide just enough space to leave you smiling.

Prefer a carefree lawn and a few low-maintenance bushes and trees? RoseLake Estates is still your cup of coffee.

We have both types of neighbors here and both are most welcome. Our plots are just the right size for a little privacy, dotted with mature trees and bushes. And — there’s plenty of room for a flower bed or three, and the loving hand of a garden tender, too.

Either way you go, light carefree landscaping and a few well-placed shrubs and trees not only improve the look of your home while you live here, but can also boost the value of your home when it’s time to sell.

Here are some do-it-yourself ways to update your yard when your time and budget take precedent:

  • Consider native plants. Not only are they low maintenance, but they often attract bees, butterflies and hummingbirds.
  • A little sweat and a small project every weekend can translate into a beautiful yard come Labor Day.
  • Outdoor garden staff at places like Lowe’s, Menards and Ace Hardware have knowledgeable staff that can recommend hardy, easy to grow plants for sun or shade.
  • Don’t have a big budget for plants? Ask your gardener friends for plants they are dividing.
  • Don’t have a lot of time for gardening? ‘Hardscaping’ is a thing. Cut down on yard maintenance by adding rocks, decorative gravel, mulch, or edging.
  • To keep your yard looking good, water when its hot and dry, pull weeds, and keep bushes trimmed.

Keep your perfect-sized RoseLake Estates yard looking well maintained – with a little extra energy and a very reasonable budget.