If you are planning to put your home on the market, don't forget that the outside of your home is just as important as the inside. Your surrounding landscape needs to be tended to when preparing to sell. Here are four quick landscape fixes that will get your home's yard looking great quickly and efficiently.
1. Fresh Plants and Flowers
If you don't have much of a green thumb, potential buyers don't need to know that. Be sure to spruce up your entryways and patio areas with fresh flowers and plants. It will be simpler to purchase new flowering and green plants to hang and set along paths than to try to plant these. They really only need to stay fresh while your home is being shown, so don't beat yourself up if these are only alive for a month or so.
2. Layers of Mulch
If you live in an area that is affected by the drought or your yard has patches of dead grass and dirt, it might be too late to try to quickly install a new yard. An easy fix is to clear away any weeds and lay down a layer of mulch. This will look nice and can be adorned on the sides with smaller plants or potted flowers for color. The rich color of mulch will still look healthy and can update your yard quickly and inexpensively.
3. Trees and Bushes
A quick update in your yard can involve working with any plants that you already have. Make larger vines, trees, and bushes look well maintained and more of a feature in your yard. If you have significantly overgrown bushes and trees, bring in a trimmer or spend a little time yourself shaping these for an updated look.
4. Power Washing
If your patios and decks have gone through a season or two without a good cleaning, it is time to get these looking more like new. A good power wash can get off layers of dirt and grime as well as any mold that may have built up. If you have the time, a quick layer of paint or lacquer on wooden patios can transform them and bring your backyard to life.
Costs associated with getting a home ready to sell can add up quickly, so it is good to be strategic when it comes to projects. Getting your yard looking nice doesn't have to be an expensive process. Make a few quick landscaping decisions that can transform your yard and not break the bank.