For many homes, landscaping can make or break a deal.
Coordinate With Color
If your home has a yard, don’t be afraid of adding accents with pops of color. Many buyers prefer a nice green lawn; if you don’t have a sprinkler system, your local home improvement store will have easy-to-use and affordable sprinkler units you can hook up to a garden hose to help revive any dead grass. You can also add color with flower pots: plastic or terra cotta pots filled with annuals are an easy, cheap and quick way to bring some colors to driveway or front porch.
Sometimes a landscape or outdoor area doesn’t need a complete renovation to look brand new. When it comes to decks, fences, driveways, and any other outdoor surface that can accumulate dirt and grime, an easy way to freshen things up is with a good pressure wash. Pressure washing is cleaning a surface with a powerful stream of high-pressure water. The water is strong enough to get rid of months and even years’ worth of dirt and debris on wood, masonry, brick, and concrete.
Lead the Way With Light
While it’s highly unlikely you’ll have many people come and view your home at night, a great and easy way to add to your current landscape is with lights! Whether it’s adding a new outdoor lamp, or putting in walkway or path lights, buyers love to see little details put into homes. Pathway lights are often overlooked by homeowners, but a home with outdoor lighting will always speak volumes to potential buyers.
Ditch the Dead Plants
A nice manicured yard always rates highly to the buyers. But if you have dead plants, it’s a good idea to ditch them. Take a couple of minutes each day to check out your yard - grass, flower beds, pots, etc. - and pull out anything that’s dying or dead.
Add More Fresh Mulch
Flower beds are a great focal point for any yard, especially when they’re a real show stopper. But if your beds look weathered or rough, they can be a definite turn off to potential buyers. An easy and affordable way is by adding new mulch or other ground covers like bark chips or gravel to help make the beds look fresh and new. A yard that has fresh mulch will always draw in a buyer’s eye.
Summer is a popular time for real estate and an even more popular time for your yard. If your home can benefit from a little yard TLC, don’t hesitate. The tips above are easy, quick, and they’ll certainly help your home stand out from the competition. Your home will sell much faster.