Good landscaping is critical for maintaining curb appeal and attracting home buyers. As a home seller, there are many things you can do to keep your landscaping looking its best while it's on the market. These ten easy landscaping tips are important for maintaining good curb appeal.
Plant Colorful Annual Flowers
Colorful flowers help attract attention from home buyers the moment they turn onto your street. The more colors and variety, the better. Annuals tend to be the easiest to grow because they require no fertilizer and grow very quickly.
When choosing flowers for your home's landscaping, check the growing requirements for each type of flower to ensure that it is planted in the appropriate place in the yard. Providing flowers with the right growing conditions will help them to thrive.
Prune Bushes and Trees
Pruning bushes is the best way to encourage leafy growth in a plant. Use sharp, clean pruning shears to cut back spindly, unhealthy looking branches. Bushes take several weeks to develop new growth in a plant, so prune several weeks before putting the home on the market to ensure that each bush will be leafy and full by the time the house is seen by buyers.
Sometimes, trees need to be pruned as well. Tree branches that hang over the roof can provide rodents a path into the attic and can cause damage to the roof during storms. To avoid problems, cut back the overhanging branches with sharp pruning shears or with a saw. For the sake of safety, large branches should be removed by an arborist or a qualified gardener.
Use Ground Cover Where Grass Won't Grow
Bare patches on the lawn send a bad message about your lawn maintenance habits. If there are places on your lawn where grass does not like to grow, plant fast-growing ground cover that is suitable for the lighting conditions in that part of the lawn. Ground cover can grow quickly under the right conditions, but most plants require several weeks to spread and fill large spaces. Plant ground cover in the spring at the start of the growing season to ensure there is enough time for it to spread. Amend the soil with fertilizer to start the plants off right.
Keep Grass Trim, Watered and Fertilized
Grass needs to be trimmed, watered and fertilized on a regular basis in order to look its best. Set up a regular watering schedule or set up sprinklers on a timer to keep your grass watered. Mow the lawn on a weekly basis to keep the grass in good condition. If you need to plant new grass in some areas, be sure to match the new grass to the old grass to give your lawn a uniform look.
Some homeowners find it difficult to maintain grass while trying to sell their Suntree home. Hiring professional gardeners during this time makes yard maintenance simpler and less burdensome.
Get Started ASAP
Gardens look best when they've had a little time to mature. Getting started with garden maintenance months before you plan to put the house on the market helps ensure that your home will look spectacular when it's time to take pictures for your listing.
Working with a real estate agent when it's time to sell your home can help boost curb appeal. Your home's real estate agent can give you advice that can make your home more attractive to home buyers.