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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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Sangria Social at Shea Homes at Rice Ranch!

by Shea Homes on July 25, 2018

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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 some of the awesome people who already call Rice Ranch “home.”

We have three stunning new Model Homes for you to explore: Acacia, Sage, and Verbena. These thoughtfully designed, open-concept floorplans—some with master down options—are ideal for every lifestyle and every stage of life. Thanks to our gorgeous Quick Move-in Homes, which are full of stylish finishes and ready when you are, the Pine Creek Townhome Collection at Rice Ranch could be your new nest or second home –  as soon as this summer!

Shea Homes at Rice Ranch is a vibrant, active community designed with your lifestyle in mind. With extensive walking, hiking, and biking trails, dog parks, and a 26-acre, award-winning park and sports complex, it’s easy and fun to get out, get active, and enjoy the gorgeous climate of California’s Central Coast.

We can’t wait to host you for mix-your-own sangrias on July 28th, view the flyer here ! You won’t want to miss this party—and you really won’t want to miss the chance to discover your dream home at Shea Homes at Rice Ranch!

There’s no need to RSVP, but if you have questions, please email Vanessa at:  Vanessa.Patrick@sheahomes.com  or call 805.343.7310.  We’ll see you there!

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Boat House Model Homes Open at The Dunes on Monterey Bay

by Shea Homes Northern California on July 18, 2018

Boat House at The Dunes Monterey Bay
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 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 are great for grandparent visits, a home office, or rental income. Suite Homes have their own bed, bath, kitchenette and living space.

New Boat House Home Plans:

Boat House Plan 1
5 Bedrooms | 4.5 Baths |~ 3,260 Square Feet | 3 Car Garage
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 just for fun.

Boat House Plan 2
5 Bedrooms | 4.5 Baths | ~3,668 Square Feet | 3 Car Garage
The Plan 2 at Boat House features a spacious great room with an open concept kitchen that is meant 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.

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Summer Fun at Shea Homes Rice Ranch

June 4, 2018

There’s no better way to get a feel for the incredible lifestyle at Shea Homes® at Rice Ranch than to experience it for yourself at our community events. Our social calendar is full of fun happenings all summer long—and you’re invited to join us for any that interest you! Saturday, June 9th:  Ice Cream Social | […]

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Introducing Boat House at The Dunes on Monterey Bay

January 23, 2018
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  The latest homes at The Dunes on Monterey Bay are now pre-selling! These Boat House homes are the largest homes at The Dunes on Monterey Bay.  These stunning homes by Shea Homes® feature detached 3 car garages with a Suite Home unit above the garage. This Suite Home apartment unit can be used for […]

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Take a Virtual Tour of Beach House at The Dunes®

November 8, 2016
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  With an incredible coastal location, less than 1 mile from Monterey Bay, The Dunes®  by Shea Homes® offers leisure opportunities galore. You’re near the Monterey Peninsula, featuring the charming village of Carmel-By-The-Sea, along with Monterey’s world famous aquarium and music festivals. Spectacular golf courses abound, including the world-renowned Pebble Beach Golf Links and The Links […]

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Shea Homes Summer Food Drive

June 1, 2016

Support your local community during this summer food drive with Shea Homes Did you know that about half of the total U.S. food bank donations come during the holiday season alone? This often means that supplies are low throughout the rest of the year—especially during the summer months, when kids who normally rely on school […]

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Beach House Grand Opening at The Dunes May 14th!

May 5, 2016

The much-anticipated Beach House homes at The Dunes on Monterey Bay® will be unveiled on Saturday, May 14th, 2016! We invite you to join us from 10AM to 2PM as we unveil 3 new Beach House model homes at The Dunes on Monterey Bay ®. These breathtaking new home plans range in size from approximately 2,129 to 2,430 square […]

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Building Industry Awards Shea Homes in Northern California

April 25, 2016

Shea Homes® recently received 5 Excellence Awards from the Bay Area Building Industry Association for achievements over the past year. Excitement was in the air at this annual celebration as the first awards of the night were given out. Josh Miller, “Sales Rookie of the Year”, received the first Shea award of the night. A newbie to […]

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