Do you drool over beautiful, designer landscapes in home magazines? Do you drive through neighborhoods and admire the homes with bright blooms and gorgeous, mature trees?
If these catch your eye, then imagine what sprucing up your landscaping will do when it comes time to sell your home.
Selling your home is a lot of work and you want to as much as you reasonably can to attract buyers. Landscaping is a huge part of attracting interested buyers and boosting curb appeal. Here are five easy landscaping projects you can do over the weekend to help sell your home:
Plant A Pop Of Color To Brighten Up The Lawn
With spring here, its time to brighten up your home with fresh blooms. Strategically planting colorful, easy-to-care-for flowers like knock-out roses, hydrangea, and azalea will fill in bare spots, brighten up the lawn, and immediately catch the eye of visitors.
Add Fresh Hansen’s Organic Mulch To Trees & Flower Beds
Laying down a fresh layer of Hansen’s organic mulch around trees and flower beds will provide an enhanced contrast of your surrounding plants as well as environmental benefits such as:
- Controlling weeds
- Retaining moisture
- Improving soil conditions
We provide both dyed and undyed mulch in a variety of consistencies to meet your needs, from Trail Mix to Forest Fines.
Clean Up Garden Beds & The Lawn
Cleaning up the lawn and all garden beds on your property will make the place look better maintained and give would-be buyers the impression that they will not have to go to a lot of trouble to clean up the area if they purchase.
If you previously had plants in containers, remember to clean out those containers as well. Dirty containers can harbor pests and diseases that can harm any plants planted in it.
Prune Those Trees!
Are the trees on your property looking a little worse for wear with broken limbs or limbs scratching the side of your house? Get them pruned!
Pruning is an important part of tree maintenance and your responsibility as a property owner. Correct pruning methods keep your trees safe, healthy and looking great by removing dead and damaged limbs to:
- Promote growth
- Prevent branch failure
- Remove unhealthy growth
Well-maintained, mature trees not only help boost your home’s curb appeal but provides a host of benefits like energy savings, carbon sequestration, and reduction in stormwater runoff.
Clean Up All Water Features
If your home has water features, clean them up! Remove old vegetation like dead leaves and algae, scrub the fountain to remove grime and build-up, and other gunk. You may need a power washer if good old elbow grease doesn’t do the trick.
Be mindful of local wildlife like birds and deer, as well as pets and children before using chemicals to clean your outdoor water features.