If your front yard is rugged, messy and unkempt, do you think people would stop by and take a look at your property for sale? Your front yard is the red carpet inviting buyers into the beauty that is your home. Make it alluring and as amazing as the inside of your home.
Do you know what areas to focus on and where to start in revitalization of your front yard? Here are some steps you should take:
Cut the grass.
You don’t want your buyers think that your home sits on a forest or a safari in Africa. Keep it trimmed and maintained. You can do this task at least once a week or every other week. Make sure it looks alive and lush by watering it at least once a day so that the sun doesn’t dry out the lawn and turn it yellow or brown. You can also hire a professional landscaper to help you maintain a balance of trimming and growth, this way it will look just right for buyers to take a visit to your property.
Plant more shade trees.
Shade trees will detract from the glare of the sun, and it can help decrease the temperature of the house if they’re placed close to windows. You may have a tree or two in your front yard, but if you really want to add some shade, you can plant more. It will help your lawn have its moisture and green color. Even if you plant trees that are shorter, it will grow by the time the new owner buys the home. Just make sure you’d help it become strong and can handle the climate you have in your location. According to pro.com, the best trees to grow in your front yard are: Magnolia trees offer different sizes and colors of blooms; Dogwood trees have wonderful shade in the summer and wonderful color in the fall; the leaves on Birch trees provide delightful movement in a summer breeze and have interesting markings on the bark; Maple trees provide a nice shade in the summer and beautiful fall leaves; Evergreen trees can be used as landscaping for privacy in place of fencing the yard.
Install outdoor lighting.
Make sure you install the lights at the right position so that your house will look very appealing at night to those buyers who might not have time to do their visit during the day. It is a good way to illuminate the house at night and accent parts of your yard. You can put some light on a path to get from the curb to your front door for easier navigation. It adds up to highlight the beauty of your landscaping which could increase the beauty of your home.
Consider adding flowers for more color.
Adding more colors increase the charm of your yard. A simple way to do this is to plant flowers, as well as shrubbery with different blooms. The best one to plant are the Perennials because they last for more than a year. Less maintenance, less hassle for both seller and the new homeowner. You can plant as many as you can to have a wide variety of colors and types and still requiring less maintenance.
Keep everything clean!
It’s not just about keeping the lawn trimmed, but everything else should be clean. Be it on the siding, porch, front door or in the driveway, anywhere that can build up dirt or grime, should be cleaned on a regular basis. It’s a big turn off for buyers to see a lot of dirt and mess. Make every weekend a date to keep everything sparkling clean.
Source: realtytimes.com, timberpress.com, lushome.com, pro.com, homeaway.com, thehoneytreenursery.com, houzz.com, just2sisters.com, homedit.com
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