Investing a little time and energy on your home’s landscape can increase it’s selling value. In fact, some studies suggest that an attractive landscape can increase a home’s perceived value by as much as 15%. That’s a pretty substantial amount considering that most homeowners can do their own landscaping.
So, if you want to increase your home’s value, consider the following landscaping tips.
Mow and Water the Lawn
Don’t underestimate the importance of mowing and watering your lawn. Neglecting your lawn will result in an unkempt appearance that can potentially bring down the value of your home. As long as you mow and water it, however, it should have a positive impact on your home’s value.
Adding a little mulch to your flowerbeds can make a big difference in their appearance. Best of all, mulch is inexpensive, costing about $5 to $10 per bag.
If you want to get the highest return on your investment (hint: you should), it’s recommended that you choose perennials for your home’s flowerbed. Perennials are plants that live for more than two years.
This is in stark contrast to annuals and biennials, both of which have a shorter lifespan and will subsequently require additional work and money to replace.
Some of the top perennials for Texas include the following:
- Salvia farinacea
- Texas gold columbine
- Turk’s cap
- Summer phlox
- Chinkapin oak
- Mystic Spires Blue Salvia
- Cape plumbago
Edge Driveway and Sidewalk
You should also get into the habit of edging your driveway and sidewalk. Allowing grass or weeds to encroach creates a messy appearance. Furthermore, it can jeopardize the structural integrity of your driveway or sidewalk.
To prevent this from happening, use a weed-eater to create clean edges separating your driveway and sidewalk from the grass. You can even go over these edges with a solution of water and vinegar to discourage weeds and grass from growing here.
Remove Dead or Decaying Trees
Allowing dead or decaying trees to blanket your home’s landscape will ultimately bring down it’s value. After all, who wants to buy a home with dead trees? Not only is it an eye-sore, but it’s also a safety hazard.
So, consider taking down any dead or decaying trees on your landscape. If you don’t have the tools or experience to do this, contact a tree removal company for a quote.
If we can help with any of your tree care needs give us a call at 512-846-2535 or 512-940-0799 or