When homeowners are getting ready to place their home on the market, they often set a goal to improve as much as possible. Kitchen upgrades, additional bedrooms, and a bit of maintenance on the roof is often the first thing a homeowner invests their time and money on. However, the most important area and the first thing a potential buyer will see often gets neglected. You guessed it: The landscape of your home is the missing piece. So here are some things to keep an eye out for when preparing the exterior of your home for sale.
Take Care of the Trees
Some of the most overlooked areas of a landscaping job are the trees. Everyone likes large and impressive trees, but it gets to the point where they begin to become a danger to the property and those residing on it. Homeowners with overhanging tree limbs need to take corrective steps to fix this problem as this can cause serious damage to the home. We highly recommend leaving this job for the professionals as it can be rather dangerous to not only climb to great heights but also dodge these dangerous branches when they eventually do fall to the ground.
Manage the Lawn
The home lawn has been considered to be the centerpiece of the exterior of a home. This is because a bad looking lawn can really bring down the image of the entire landscape as well as the home. We suggest keeping your lawn well-watered, especially during the warmer months. However, if this seems like too much work, then we would also like to recommend installing turf. This might be a gamble as some buyers want the real thing, but the lack of maintenance and constant great look may also entice additional buyers for its low cost.
Add Color with Flowers
An obstacle that most homeowners tend to get stuck on is the pursuit of standing out from the crowd. When all of the neighborhood has lush trees and a perfectly green lawn, it can be difficult to differentiate which home is better. One of our best suggestions is to add a touch of color to your lawn. Adding brightly colored flowers makes the landscape pop and stand out from other homes that may be up for sale.
Although these are only a few suggestions, we highly recommend first starting off with these at the beginning. As you go on, you may start implementing other strategies such as power washing and fixing up irrigation issues. There are truly many options, and we suggest exploring as many possible to help your home stand out in your market.