The outside of your home is the very first thing buyers will see. Curb appeal matters! The front of the house is what gives buyers that vital first impression of your home, and some people won't even go inside if they find the home lacking in curb appeal. If they do decide to go inside, a less-than-stellar first impression could put a damper on the rest of the home showing. When you are trying to sell your home, don't neglect the importance of landscaping. Here are a few tips you can keep in mind to landscape your home to sell:
1. Plant with a Plan. Remember which plants look best during which seasons. Some plants will last only one season and probably won't be a good investment. Before you start planting, make a plan and consider how the landscaping will look during different seasons.
2. Routine Maintenance. Keeping your yard in good condition will help make any new additions easier. While your home is for sale continue to do routine maintenance on your landscaping. Clean up any debris or dead branches, remove weeds, make sure drain pipers are properly buried. Also make sure patios, fences, walkways and fences are all clean and sturdy too. Check for loose handrails as well.
3. Pest Control. Make sure your yard is free from pests such as deer, rabbits and moles. If you are having pest problems, consider spraying your plants with animal repellent. Remember to spray again after a hard rain.
4. Add variety. Too much of the same shrub or plant can give your landscaping a boring appearance. Don't be afraid to add some variety. Different types of plants and shrubs will also make it easier to have four-season color.
5. Universal appeal. Don't sink too much money into installing something too personal or unique. Spend money on things that have a universal appeal. Keep it simple and choose plants that work best for your climate. Make sure the lawn is healthy and appealing as well.