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May 2014


Misty Ridge Final Phase Breaks Ground Only 35 home sites and one fully-furnished model remain in Romeoville’s Misty Ridge community Renowned home-building firm Beechen & Dill Homes has 35 home sites available in the final phase of its Misty Ridge community. In addition, there is a beautifully decorated home model available for tour and an eventual sale. For a limited time, the builder is offering an incredible offer of a free finished basement or your choice of $20,000 in upgrades for your new home. Misty Ridge is located in Romeoville, just southwest of Chicago. With dynamic home designs, quality craftsmanship, and starting prices from the $240,000’s, Misty Ridge is a value-leading gem featuring many single family home plans ranging in size from 1,900 to 2,950 square feet, with two-story and ranch plans available. Homes can include up to five bedrooms and 3.5 bathrooms. Attention-to-detail and skilled construction are built into every home. Gourmet kitchens, open-plan dining/ living spaces, two-story entry

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foyers, and dual vanities in elegant master suites are just a few of the luxurious and comfortable features which result in a family-centered approach to each living space. “We’ve always been a company on the forefront of trends such as open floor plans and efficient homes. The final phase limited-time special offer of a free finished basement or $20,000 in upgrades is generating a great deal of excitement…we are happy we can offer it,” said Home Builder Association of Illinois’ 2011 Builder of the Year, Matt Dill, president of Beechen & Dill Homes. The combination of awardwinning architectural designs plus its close proximity to schools, shopping, dining, and major expressways make Misty Ridge one of the best values in new home construction. To visit the Misty Ridge community and the decorated model, head southwest from Chicago. Misty Ridge can be found on Normantown Road

in Romeoville, approximately 1.5 miles east of Weber Rd. The decorated model home is at 721 Sunrise Drive, Romeoville, IL 60446. It is

open Monday – Saturday 10a – 5p, and Sunday noon – 5p. Home buyers can learn more at www.mymistyhome. com or by calling us at

815.886.7000. Ask about the limited-time special offer; with 80% of the homes in this community sold, this offer will not last for long.


Caring for a freshly sodded lawn Sod, sometimes called turf, can quickly turn a barren landscape into a rich, thick carpet of green. Homeowners hoping to revive their lawns commonly turn to sod as the quickest means to do just that. However, once the sod has been laid down, few homeowners may know how to keep it looking its best. Sod is real grass that is grown on special farms. It is generally grown locally to avoid long transport times that could dry out the product. Sod is typically sold in squares or rolls of grass that come with the roots and soil already attached. There may be some sort of thin backing material on the sod to keep the grass blades together. Many homeowners turn to sod when growing lawn from seed becomes problematic or too time-consuming. Seeds can be blown around in the wind or be eaten by birds and other animals before they have a chance to germinate. Sodding a lawn is a major investment, costing as much as $1 per two-foot square. Depending on the size of your lawn, this can be a costly job even before adding the cost of additional supplies,

otherwise you may have to cut out dead spots and re-sod. * Wait two to four weeks before mowing the sod. Keep the lawn height to around two inches to ensure that it won't scald in the sun. * After two months of established sod growth, aerate the sod to keep the soil from being too compact and to enable oxygen and nutrients to get into the soil. * Keep children and pets off of the sod while it is establishing itself.

Sod can create an instant lawn, but it still requires certain maintenance measures to get it firmly established.

such as soil, fertilizer and tilling equipment. Many homeowners who install sod want to ensure their investment lasts. Here are the main ways to care for and protect sod until it is fully established. * Once the sod has been laid down, the lawn should be

thoroughly soaked with water. Most experts recommend soaking it to a depth of 6 inches. * It is important to establish a watering schedule to keep the sod moist. Water the sod to a depth of one inch every other day for the first three weeks to enable the roots to securely

establish themselves in the soil. * Water the sod every other day unless the weather has been very warm. After four weeks you can generally go up to five days without watering as long as you transition slowly. The sod will change colors if it is not getting enough water. Never let the lawn turn yellow,

* Fertilize the lawn every 50 to 60 days, beginning in March and ending in October. * Inspect the sod for pests, which may include insects or problems like fungi or weeds. Treat accordingly with products designed to remove pests. Using sod to establish a lush lawn is a fast, albeit more expensive option to sowing seeds. After a few weeks the lawn will be thick and secure.

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