There’s no denying the power of curb appeal when it comes to selling a home, but many homeowners focus on painting and cleaning all while neglecting their landscaping. Yet a beautiful paint job won’t matter if your landscaping is in disrepair. Thankfully, you can take some small steps to spruce up the landscaping and make your home easier to sell. Consider these easy tips to make it look its best.
1. Clean It Up
If there are weeds or debris left behind by winter’s weather, now is the time to clean them up. Make the yard look as tidy as possible before you start focusing on the landscaping.
2. Plant Smart
When buyers look at a home, they not only want to see attractive landscaping, but they also want to see low-maintenance landscaping. If you are going to plant something, choose perennials that will come back beautifully year after year. Savvy buyers recognize these, and they can add value to your home.
3. Catch the Eye with Color
Whether it’s planted in the garden or placed in a pot, use color to draw people’s attention to your home when they drive by. Colorful plants and multi-colored foliage are a great way to do this.
4. Add Some Mulch
In the spring, spruce up panted garden areas with a fresh layer of much. This is an affordable and fast way to make the home look even better. Choose a color that complements your landscaping and your home’s exterior colors.
5. Prune Shrubs and Trim the Grass
Finally, take some time to prune back any overgrown shrubs and mow your grass. Keep these things in good repair the entire time your home is on the market. You have no way of knowing when a potential buyer will drive by and take a look at your property.
Staging your home doesn’t just happen on the inside. Spend some time taking care of your landscaping, and people will feel more drawn to your home. You will end up with more interested buyers and, often, a faster sale.