Landscaping ideas to help sell your home

ImageWhen selling a home, your landscaping can be your best advertisement. If potential homebuyers are excited by your home’s curb appeal, you will have a better chance of getting them inside to tour your home and eventually make an offer.  Here are a few landscaping tips from some home and garden websites to help spruce up your home’s outer appearance:

 

Clean up the lawn. Of all of the landscaping ideas to sell your home, this is one of the most obvious. If you’ve been mowing regularly you should have a nicely maintained lawn. Mowing too low can cause shallow root growth and make your lawn more susceptible to drought and weeds. Weeds are more prone to grow in areas where the lawn is weak. Patch brown spots in the grass by raking and over-seeding any bald spots in your lawn.

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Fix driveways, sidewalks and patios. Potential homebuyers notice things like dirty paving, moss-covered sidewalks, and cracked concrete. If needed, pressure-wash driveways, patios, and sidewalks before putting your home on the market. If you have large cracks in sidewalks or driveways, consider patching or replacing them. Do whatever you need to do to show potential homebuyers that you’re serious about your home’s maintenance.

Keep leaves and other debris picked up. Don’t force a potential homebuyer to walk over grass clippings, leaves, branches or pine cones. The more tidy your home’s landscaping, the easier it will be to sell your home.

Let color help you when selling a home. Colorful flowers generally create an attractive landscape, but yellow can be especially helpful as it may encourage a buying mood, so plant yellow flowers near the entryway.

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