If you want to sell your home, taking the time and energy to improve its curb appeal is one of the best ways to attract buyers and receive good offers. Before listing your house, consider the following ways to create a beautiful landscape that pops:
Plant a Tree
It may seem silly to plant a young tree in your yard given the fact that it won’t provide much immediate shade, but homebuyers will see the potential that new trees have. This can help create an idea of what the home will look like years after they purchase it. Trees are also beneficial because they grow deep root systems that help keep water from running off the soil.
Add New Color
An easy way to make your landscape pop is to plant new colors in your garden. Choose a bloom that will be in season while your home is on the market. Plant larger flowers, but also include some smaller blooms in pots near the entryway or walkway. Adding reds and yellows can help create interest in the home.
Tend to the Lawn
Dead spots in the lawn can be an eyesore and may deter buyers. Keep your yard maintained by cutting and watering it often. Feed your lawn with a quick-release fertilizer that’ll provide hardy growth, and reseed any visible bare spots. If you don’t have time to maintain the lawn, consider hiring a landscaping company that can bring your yard back to life quickly.
Spread Some Mulch
Mulch is one of those landscaping elements that puts a finishing touch on your entire yard. Spread mulch under and around plants. This will help prevent weeds from growing, keep plants hydrated all year long and provide a beautiful base color for your landscape.
Install New Lighting
Landscaping isn’t always just about the plants. Lighting can provide prospective homebuyers the best views of your garden. Consider installing new lighting in the yard that’ll help draw attention to your home no matter what time of day it is. Potential buyers who tour the home after dusk will still be able to see the yard with the right lighting. Solar spotlights can make certain plants stand out, and string lights can help create ambiance in the backyard.
Clean Up Hardscapes
The structure of your yard is another place that can either make or break a home tour. Pressure wash walkways, patios and decks. Also, be sure to remove any weeds around the pavement so the hardscapes look their best.
When selling a home, sellers spend a lot of time making sure the interior is clean and inviting. But by making a few improvements to your landscape, you’ll better your chances of attracting more buyers to your house.
Source: Katie Kuchta/RISMedia’s Housecall