When you’re selling your home, good curb appeal invites buyers inside. But landscaping expenses don’t pay homeowners back as much as interior upgrades can. Knowing this, many homeowners are confused over how much effort to put into landscaping when selling their home. We’ve compiled 5 quick and easy tips to help create curb appeal and give a low maintenance but high class look to your yard.
1. Clean up debris
You don’t want your yard to look like it’s a lot of work to keep up. Start by raking up any fallen leaves, gathering pine needles, and collect any other plant debris that is lying around your yard. This will give your yard an instant clean look.
2. Trim everything back
Trimming back plants and bushes will give them a polished low-maintenance and just planted look. This will aid in making your yard look easy to keep up and will suggest to potential buyers that the plant are slow growing and will not need frequent trims.
3. Use the colors of the season
It’s amazing what a little color can do to create curb appeal. If your yard is looking a little monochromatic, start by planting an easy growing seasonal bloom. Keep it simple and choose one type such as impatiens or pansies, and depending on the season, even mums. You can break out a little and try alternating colors. Be sure to select a long-blooming variety, so your landscaping efforts will carry you through the entire season.
4. Don’t forget to make your (flower) bed
Refresh flowerbed mulch and re-edge for a clean look that pops. It’s a classic approach to enhance curb appeal and will slow down weed growth, so there’s one less thing to worry about. If you are doing this yourself and live in a termite area, remember to keep wood-based mulch pushed away from the side of the house. Other mulch choices include, pine needles, pea gravel, bark, and shredded hardwood mulch.
5. Go green
It isn’t easy to green your yard in a pinch, if your grass is dry, dull or has brown patches, but who wants to inherit a sickly yard. In this case, we suggest a little-publicized, quick fix: turf paint. The result is instantaneous, lasting and affordable. It’s commonly used on golf courses to maintain year-round greens, and can add luster to any dull yard, without damaging the grass. Most of the time regular care and lawn maintenance will do the trick.
We hope this post gave you some great ideas on how to create curb appeal. Remember that a well taken care of yard will invite potential buyers to view the rest of your home, so be sure to keep your yard in the best shape possible.
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