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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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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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Tilton Homes in Davis Awarded Livable Design Recognition

by Shea Homes Northern California on July 11, 2018

Tilton by Shea Homes at The Cannery | Livable Design Approved
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 livability through convenience and flexibility. As a resident of Tilton at The Cannery, you will enjoy functional home design elements that make everyday living easier, a home that welcomes all of your friends and family regardless of age or ability, and a home that is flexible to adapt to fit your lifestyle today and into the future.  Livable Design’s forward-thinking concept in home building beautifully integrates long lasting functionality for your ever changing lifestyle. All Shea floor plans at The Cannery include a large number of Livable features including the following:

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Shoreline Homes Now Selling at Summer Lake in Oakley

by Shea Homes Northern California on March 19, 2018

Ready for a picturesque California Delta living experience? With close proximity to both the Bay Area and Sacramento, Summer Lake is located on the Delta region, next to a thousand miles of natural recreation and water sports. Shoreline is the newest collection of homes at Summer Lake in Oakley, California, and the final 13 homes in this established community are now available on a first come, first served basis. Call (925) 409-0351 or EMAIL US to learn more or speak with a Shea Homes® Community Representative.

Now Accepting Pre-Qualifications
Pre-qualification with Shea Mortgage is required in order to purchase a Shoreline home. Buyers of Shea Homes are not required to use Shea Mortgage as their lender.  Buyers may select any lending institution for the purpose of securing mortgage financing and are not limited to Shea Mortgage.  NMLS ID #40397, CalBRE #01197403. Pre-qualify today!
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About Summer Lake
Centered around a 25 acre lake, Summer Lake redefines what coming home can be. Recreation centers, parks, a 75 foot pool and miles of trails add up to a lifestyle that never gets old. Summer Lake is a beautiful setting for a bright, new home. Come experience the Shoreline lifestyle at Summer Lake.

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PHOTO FOCUS | Ashford at Mountain House

March 14, 2018

Ashford residences at Mountain House are built to last, and offer flexibility as your family grows, with comfort all around. Many of these homes feature self-contained home suites, where extended family can have an independent lifestyle under the same roof. Innovative living areas are just what you’d expect from Shea Homes®, a family-owned company renowned […]

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PHOTO FOCUS | Award-Winning Vista Dorado in Brentwood

November 20, 2017

  It’s no wonder that the breathtaking Vista Dorado community was selected as 2017 Community of the Year by the Bay Area Building Industry Association. Located in the rolling hills of Brentwood, California, with close proximity to shopping and dining, these spacious and gracious homes have plenty to offer homebuyers. Shea Homes® Vista Dorado Plan […]

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Take a Virtual Tour of Ashford Model Homes

July 14, 2017

Playing ball in the park. Cooking time-tested family recipes. Walking the dog together. Reading a favorite bedtime story. When it comes to family traditions, there’s no place like home. And now there’s a place that combines our classic heritage with modern convenience and comfort: Ashford by Shea Homes® in Hansen Village at Mountain House. It […]

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Building Industry Awards Shea Homes Builder of the Year

April 28, 2017

The Bay Area Building Industry Association (BIA) awarded the Shea Homes® Northern California division with not one, not two, but 10 industry awards last Friday night in San Francisco at the 2017 Excellence in Homebuilding Awards. Shea Homes® was honored with the top award of the night – Builder of the Year, for our outstanding […]

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The Next Big Thing at Mountain House – Ashford!

January 11, 2017

Have you visited Mountain House lately? You might be surprised by what you find. Open spaces and a small-town charm, paired with award-winning schools, truly make this tight-knit community feel like home. Ashford, the latest Shea Homes® community at Mountain House, is an exciting new collection of single-family homes located in Hansen Village, not far from the innovative […]

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Visit Vista Dorado in Charming Brentwood

August 17, 2016

In a private setting bordered by vineyards, olive groves, and the rolling hills of Contra Costa County, Vista Dorado is an extraordinary place to live. Located among the rolling hills of Mount Diablo, this new Shea Homes® community offers easy access to Brentwood’s small-town charm. This gated community features large single-level homes as well as two story […]

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