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Lawn Care Tips For Northern California

by Shea Homes on September 17, 2018

 by Cat Murphy

There are plenty of ways to improve, as well as harm, lawns in Northern California. Newly installed lawns are beautiful, but will need homeowners that can keep up on making sure lawns stay fresh. Consider these lawn care tips for your new yard:

Keep It Taller

Your first instinct with a new yard may be to keep the grass short but doing so can actually cause more harm to the lawn overall. Allowing your grass to grow taller will help shade the grass roots from the hot California sun as well as encourage strong root systems to grow. Tall grass also helps to deter brown spots from appearing as soil becomes too dry. Consider your specific grass type for the recommended mowing height for optimal performance. Only cut up to 1/3 of the total grass blade during a mow in order to keep the grass healthy. Cutting off more than that can pull the grass root and cause significant damage to the grass blades themselves.

Don’t Overwater

We know that you want to keep your lawn alive with regular watering but did you know that too much water can also be a problem? Grass that is too wet can easily become diseased and die in soggy soil. Make sure that you are according to when it actually needs it instead of using a set schedule. Newly installed lawns will need more water to establish well but as the lawn matures make sure to check it before a watering to make sure that it actually needs a drink.

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Virtually Tour Boat House at The Dunes on Monterey Bay

by Shea Homes Northern California on September 11, 2018

 

Did you know that our Virtual Tours allow you to check our out new Boat House model homes in 360° online? You can take a stroll around all our stunning communities without leaving your desk or couch!

Boat House by Shea Homes® is the latest collection of homes at The Dunes, and features two new home plan layouts, as well as detached 3 car garages. Both of these spacious home plans also include a Suite Home over the detached 3 car garage. These multi-generational living Suite Home units each have their own bedroom, bathroom, kitchenette, and living space, and are great for grandparent visits, a home office, or rental income.

Learn a little more about each of the Boat House home plans below, take a virtual tour, then give us a call at (866) 696-7432 to schedule your visit.

Boat House Plan 1
5 Bedrooms, 4.5 Baths, Approx. 3,260 Square Feet Home Plan | Virtual Tour
This home plan features open concept living with lots of natural light. The whole family can gather in this spacious home, and Grandma can sleep in the downstairs bedroom when she comes to visit. Upstairs, the kids can play in the loft, and parents can zen out in their master bedroom and spacious master bath. The upstairs laundry room is a necessity, but the walk in closet is truly for fun.
Boat House Plan 1 | The Dunes on Monterey Bay

Boat House Plan 2
5 Bedrooms, 4.5 Baths, Approx. 3,668 Square Feet Home Plan | Virtual Tour
The Plan 2 at Boat House features a spacious great room with an open concept kitchen that was designed for entertaining. The first floor den makes for a functional and flexible office space, and the upstairs loft would make for a great homework area, craft space, or gaming space for the kids. The master bedroom and en suite make for a relaxing retreat away from it all, and the walk in closet offers an elegant space to store your attire.
Boat House Plan 2 | The Dunes on Monterey Bay

Located in Marina, California, less than 1 mile from Monterey Bay, these new homes by Shea Homes feature easy access to shopping, dining, and entertainment — all within walking distance. Monterey Bay recalls Fort Ord, John Steinbeck, Spanish Missionaries, and more. Yet its richer history is one of timeless beauty, with rolling hills and gentle sea breezes. Today, The Dunes links Monterey Bay with a modern lifestyle of recreation, comfort and convenience. To learn more, visit TheDunesOnMontereyBay.com.

Register to receive the latest updates about Boat House at The Dunes, or give us a call at (866) 696-7434 to learn more.

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Moving to Northern California

Have you caught yourself looking around your neighborhood and thinking, “It’s time for a change. It’s time for an adventure. Wherever I throw this dart at the map is where I’m going.” It’s a natural thought, and it’s one that can strike out of nowhere. If you’re finding yourself in this stage of life, where you need to shake things up and set your sights on new horizons, why not consider the region of northern California? 

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Prescott Homes Coming Soon to Mountain House

by Shea Homes Northern California on August 13, 2018

Prescott Logo | Mountain House, CA
Prescott by Shea Homes® is coming soon to Hansen Village in Mountain House. We’ve shined a light on the American dream and made it work in every way. Prescott is quintessential Northern California living, with more style, function and living space than you ever thought possible.

From covered porches to open living areas, these homes offer the best of old and new. Classic architecture makes a great first impression, while generous square footage, master suites and 3 car garages tick all the boxes. These homes are expected to start selling sometime later this fall – and construction on our model homes is already underway!

View these two new home plans below and see which one fits you best:

Prescott Plan 1
Prescott Plan 1 Floor Plan

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Theory Visitor Center Now Open in Fremont!

August 8, 2018

Come visit Shea Homes® at our new Theory Visitor Center! Drop in this weekend during our business hours and speak with one of our wonderful Community Representatives about this vibrant new community. This new, highly-anticipated, Visitor Center is located at 4481 South Grimmer Blvd. in Fremont at the Innovation community, adjacent to the new Warm Springs […]

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Waterline On-Site Appointments Now Available

July 25, 2018

The much-anticipated Waterline on the Bay Visitor Center in Point Richmond is now officially open!  Call (866) 696-7432 to schedule an appointment to meet with a Community Representative on-site and experience the awe-inspiring lifestyle that could be yours. Waterline by Shea Homes® features a variety of home plans designed for how you live today, including single-story flats […]

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Sangria Social at Shea Homes at Rice Ranch!

July 25, 2018

Love Sangria? Join us for our Summer Sangria Party at Shea Homes® Rice Ranch, on Saturday, July 28th from noon to 3:00pm! First, take a tour of our new Pine Creek Townhome Model Homes. Then, try your hand at being your own mixologist and make your own sangria—just the way you like it—while mingling with […]

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Boat House Model Homes Open at The Dunes on Monterey Bay

July 18, 2018

The stunning Boat House model homes at The Dunes on Monterey Bay in Marina, California are scheduled to open to the public this Saturday, July 21st! RSVP on Facebook for the latest details. Boat House by Shea Homes® is the latest collection of homes at The Dunes, and features two new home plan layouts, as well as detached […]

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Tilton Homes in Davis Awarded Livable Design Recognition

July 11, 2018

Our Shea Homes® Tilton community at The Cannery in Davis, has achieved the Livable Design Seal of Approval. Livable Design is a division of Eskaton, and all Livable Design homes are built with key elements that make them inclusive, flexible, functional and convenient for all generations. The Seal of Approval signifies that each home has been thoughtfully designed with beautifully integrated features that will enhance […]

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Waterline Visitor Center Opening June 23rd!

June 15, 2018

Join Shea Homes® for a fun opening day at our Waterline Visitor Center on Saturday, June 23rd from 11AM to 2PM. Drop in for a complimentary coffee or a tasty smoothie and speak with one of our wonderful Community Representatives about this vibrant new community. The new, highly-anticipated, Visitor Center is located at 101 Seacliff Dr. in Point Richmond. […]

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