3 Tips for Adding Curb Appeal Before Selling Your Home
Are you selling your home in the foreseeable future? Most homeowners spend all their money and remodeling efforts on the inside of their home prior to listing. But don’t ignore the curb appeal of your home, which can mean more dollar signs in the long run. We at Absolute Landscape and Turf Services have three landscape tips to add value to your home before listing it.
Adding a well-manicured walkway
Is your front yard large and void of special details? Consider adding a stone or brick walkway from either the street or off the main driveway to the front door. Take it a step further by installing solar lights or a new lamppost – not only aesthetically pleasing, but a safety feature as well. These effects will not only add value to your home, but will entice any home buyer to venture inside.
Accentuate with flowering shrubs and trees
Never underestimate the power of color! Consider adding a row of flowering shrubs or leafy trees. The color draw a buyer’s eye to the front of your home, and it will add a living decoration that will bloom for years to come.
Large rose bushes, hydrangea plants or even wildflower cuttings create an intimate feel in your landscape. Be sure to discuss growing heights and watering schedules for plantings with a landscape professional. It is also important to note that here, as in all aspects of design, moderation is your friend – too many plants and flowers may deter some home buyers if the project seems complicated to maintain.
Flower boxes and front porch plantings
Do you have a small front yard with no place for detailed landscaping? No problem. Decorating the front of a home can be easy and inexpensive with the addition of flower boxes over windows and front porch plantings.
Flower boxes can be purchased pre-assembled and easily added to windows on any level of your home. In the same way, a few various sizes of ceramic pots with annuals or colorful perennials deliver character and charm to the entry of your home.
If your mailbox is dilapidated or could use some sprucing up as well, there are flower boxes designed for over the mailbox or around the post on the ground, which can attract attention with a good choice of color and greenery.
As always, we at Absolute Landscape and Turf Services are here to help. Call one of our professionals for ideas to add curb appeal before selling your home.