Increase your curb appeal to add up as much as 10 percent to your home’s value.
Potential home buyers form their first impression of a home from its curb appeal. So, why make a bad impression? A home’s outdoor landscaping is often overlooked or underdone in the preparation for the sales process. An attractive and well-maintained landscape can add as much as 10 percent to the value of your home!
Fortunately, you can put these tips into practice when sprucing up your home’s front garden to help it sell quickly!
Liven up outdoor containers.
Container plants, especially large tropical, can add considerable interest to patios and doorways where potential buyers enter and exit the house. Such displays demonstrate the endless possibilities for designing with container plants.
Touch up the mulch.
Adding a new layer of mulch is an instant way to refresh your garden. The color enhances the contrast of the surrounding plants and makes everything pop! What’s more, mulch is reasonably cheap and easy to apply!
Shape trees and shrubs.
Regardless of the season, it’s always a good idea to tackle any unsightly shrubbery and overgrown trees. The idea is to show how well your garden, as well as your home, has been maintained!
Plant some instant color.
Seasonal color makes the landscape pop as well, and flats of annuals are also relatively inexpensive!
Clean up water features.
Scrub your water fountains and bird baths to get rid of visible algae, remove leaves, and clean filters so that the water is crystal clear!
Take care of irrigation issues.
If you have any problems with an irrigation system, fix them! Even if this cost is expensive, you don’t want to lay the cost of those repairs on the buyer.
Need a little help? Talk to the experts; contact Enhanced Landscape Management. We’ve landscaped properties all over Thousand Oaks, Westlake Village, and throughout the Conejo Valley and can offer you tips and tricks. We’re here to meet all of your local landscaping needs!