Putting your home on the market or just looking to give your yard a fresh look this spring and summer? Consider sprucing up your landscaping, lawn and outdoor areas. Administering a little TLC can go a long way and may even help increase the value of your home.
Grab a shovel and some gardening gloves and complete one (or several) of these simple landscaping projects to get your home in tip-top shape!
Plant Bright and Cheery Flowers
Add an instant dose of color to your landscape by planting some bright and cheerful flowers to your garden, particularly in the front of the home. Include a combination of larger blooms with dainty flowers to add variety.
Spread mulch around your plants for an instant boost. Mulch adds a clean, finished look to your yard, keeps weeds from growing, and helps to hydrate your plants. A fresh layer of dark mulch adds contrast to bright and colorful plants and flowers. Plus, mulch is relatively inexpensive!
Spruce Up Small Pots and Containers
Add a little interest and beauty to the spaces where potential buyers will be entering and exiting the house, such as the front door or back entrance. Frame the doorway with beautiful planters filled with tropical greenery or colorful flowers.
Shape/Trim Trees and Shrubs
Take some clippers to overgrown bushes, trees and shrubs. This simple grooming shows that the property is well-maintained, both inside and out. Keep in mind that it is okay to prune deciduous trees and shrubs any time of the year.
Plant a Tree
Adding a small tree to the yard can provide immense value for someone down the line. Although it may not provide shade at the moment, it will grow tall and is a beautiful addition to your landscape.
Power washing is a simple yet effective way to spruce up your outdoor space. Rent or buy a power washer to clean off paved walkways, the driveway, patios, decks, outdoor furniture, and even brick and vinyl siding.
Install Outdoor Lighting
Showcase your beautiful landscaping work with some outdoor lighting. Consider installing path lights, spotlights, floodlights, deck lights, well lights or string lights to illuminate your property at night.
Put Your Best Foot Forward!
Curb appeal can make a big impact and can help showcase your personal style. By spending a little time and energy in the yard in the spring, you can enjoy a beautiful yard all summer long!
Home Maintenance Tips For All Seasons
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Real Estate Tips on Homes By Haris.
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