How To Increase Your Homes Curb Appeal

Dated: 05/07/2018

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A well-maintained landscape and lawn add to the home’s appeal and value. Win over potential buyers before they even step in the door by following these tips.

Basic maintenance can go a long way. Mow the lawn regularly, mulch and weed the garden beds and prune any overgrown shrubs. Also, clear away any overgrown vines or invasive weeds that have crept into your landscape. If you're finding bare spots, add seed or sod. Add color to your landscape with a few potted plants and flowers. If you have window boxes, be sure to maintain them throughout the growing season.

When adding new plants, group them together based on their soil, sun and water requirements. For example, place sun-loving plants in the sunniest part of the garden or landscape. Also, when adding plants or other items to your front yard, think in even numbers. Many people find symmetrical landscapes aesthetically pleasing. Affix light fixtures to either side of your front door, place potted plants on either side of your front porch or plant trees on either side of the front walkway to highlight this balance.

Consider adding a fence. It not only increases privacy for homeowners, it may add value to your property as long as it fits with the style of the home and neighborhood. If you already have a fence, keep it well maintained, and replace any broken gates, latches or planks.

Remember, we're always happy to help recommend ways to add value to your home or get you in touch with landscapers and other experts in our area.

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