According to a survey conducted by the National Association of Realtors, curb appeal is important to 71% of homebuyers. Studies have even shown that homes with an attractive landscape sell for up to 10% more than their counterparts with unattractive landscape.
So, if you’re looking to sell your home in the near future, consider the following landscaping tips to improve its curb appeal.
Mow the Lawn
I know this probably sounds like common sense, but it’s still worth mentioning that you should mow your lawn on a regular basis. Maintaining an appropriate grass height makes your home’s landscape more appealing.
Furthermore, it shows prospective buyers that you’ve been properly maintaining your lawn. Try to get into the habit of mowing your lawn at least once every 1 to 2 weeks.
Remove Leaves and Debris
It’s also a good idea to remove leaves, pines straw, downed tree limbs and other debris from your yard. When debris such as this accumulates, it negatively affects the aesthetics of your home’s curb appeal.
Giving your lawn a little TLC by removing this debris can attract prospective buyers, encouraging them to tour the inside of your home.
Remove Dead or Dying Trees
Dead trees are not only a safety hazard; they can discourage prospective buyers from buying your home. No one wants to buy a home with a dead tree hanging overhead.
So, consider hiring a professional tree removal specialist to eliminate it from your lawn.
Keep the Grass Green
Even if you mow your lawn on a regular basis, some prospective buyers may skip your home if the lawn is yellow or brown.
These colors are usually indicative of an underlying problem, such as dehydration or lack of nutrients. By fertilizing and watering your lawn, you can turn the grass green.
Edge the Driveway and Sidewalk
Don’t forget to edge your driveway, sidewalk and any other walking paths. It’s nearly impossible to keep invasive weeds from encroaching upon these areas – and that’s okay.
As long as you edge it regularly, you’ll maintain a cleaner and more cohesive landscape that attracts prospective buyers rather than sending them in the opposite direction.
Sometimes all it takes is a little mulch to make flowerbeds more appealing. According to HGTV, this creates a contrast in colors that enhances plants and flowerbeds.
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