Check out this new video created by UVU Web & App Developer and Interaction Design Students, Chelsea Stamm, Rachel Rasmussen, and Michael Burton, about curb appeal! And be sure to look at the links below for more information on how to improve and better maintain your homes and properties, including tree maintenance tips from Josh Story, Urban Forester.

Maintaining Sprinklers

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Curb Appeal

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Maintaining Fruit Trees

Planting Fruit Trees 


Fall Lawn Care


Sprinkler Winterization

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Fertilization for Lawns

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“Being a good neighbor is an art which makes life richer.”


If you have any neighborhood questions, please contact Kena Mathews at kjmathews@orem.org or 801-229-7023.

Do you have the COVID-19 Blues? Yardwork might help!  

Orem Neighborhood Preservation and Community Services

Are you going stir crazy and feeling a bit blue quarantined in your house because of COVID-19? Working in your yard just might be the answer.  Time and time again research reveals that yard work has a positive effect on both your mental and physical health.  Let’s look at some of the health benefits that come with doing yard work.

Yard work encourages us to exercise and spend time outdoors.  What is good for the body is also good for the mind.  Exercise helps to increase our “feel good hormones” (serotonin and dopamine) and reduces stress by reducing our level of cortisol.       

Gardening is one of the best ways for you to get a workout. Depending on the level of intensity, you can expect to burn anywhere from 200 to 600 calories with an hour of gardening.  Gardening can also help with your mental health and be very healing.  Gardening gives you a sense of responsibility, allows you to be a nurturer, keeps you connected with other living things, helps you relax and let go, keeps you present, and best of all, it is easy. 

Weed whacking not only gives you an excellent upper body workout, it can also have a calming effect on your emotional well-being.  The accomplishment of cleaning up the area around your home makes many people feel calm and in-control.

Mowing your lawn can give you a first-rate arms, back, and legs workout.  Even using a riding mower- you can build up your biceps.  Mowing can also be a great time to relax and put your phone down. While mowing, many get lost in thought and “space out” or meditate.    

Yard works comes with plenty of health benefits so it’s time to get off the couch, turn off Netflix, and head for the front door. You won’t regret it!  And who knows you might even win a Property All Star Award!