An attractive landscape speaks volume about your home’s appearance. It’s arguably one of the most important elements in creating an attractive curb appeal. In addition, the right landscaping techniques can also increase your home’s value. So, if you want to get top dollar for your home when it goes on the market, consider the following landscaping strategies.
#1) Plant Trees
While somewhat laborious, planting trees can offer a high return on investment (ROI) by increasing your home’s value. According to HGTV, studies show that mature trees increase a home’s value by up to 19%.
By planting just a few trees throughout your landscape, you’ll create a more attractive home while increasing its value in the process.
#2) Touch Up the Flowerbeds
You can also increase your home’s value by touching up the flowerbeds. When flowerbeds are neglected, they tend to become overgrown and unkempt. Weeds will begin to take over, restricting the flowers’ growth and hurting the aesthetics of the home.
Removing weeds, adding mulch and trimming overgrown flowers, however, will keep your flowerbeds looking nice, making your home more appealing to prospective buyers.
#3) Reseed the Lawn
When was the last time that you reseeded your lawn? If your lawn has bare or dying patches, you should consider reseeding it. While a few bare patches shouldn’t cause any harm to adjacent healthy grass, it can lower your home’s value. Filling it in with new seed, is a simple and effective solution. Create a mixture of grass seed and fertilizer, and spread it throughout the bare patches.
#4) Proper Runoff
Prospective buyers may be turned away from your home if the lawn is waterlogged. Waterlogging typically occurs when rainwater collects on the surface instead of flowing away. It’s a serious issue that can cause fungal disease like root rot, not to mention the fact that it’s highly unattractive.
To make your home more appealing to buyers and prevent problems such as these, ensure your lawn has proper runoff, with rainwater flowing away from your home rather than collecting on the surface of the soil.
#5) Create an Outdoor Living Space
Finally, consider creating an outdoor living space in your landscape. According to a survey conducted by the American Home Furnishings Alliance (AHFA), 70% of households in the United States have an outdoor living space, and 70% of these homeowners use them at least once a week.
You can create an outdoor living space using benches, teak lounge chairs, hammocks, fire pits and other related accessories.
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