Before you begin landscaping, make sure you have much patience. Whether it’s pruning, planting, or maintaining your landscaping, be prepared to work hard for the best results!
The following are some landscaping recommendations that will help you sell your house:
Tip 1: Assess Your Space
It’s essential to consider the surroundings when planting trees or shrubs. Plan them too close, and they can cast shadows on your home, which will make it less appealing for buyers. However, if they’re planted too far away from a house, too much light could cause discoloration of windows due to phosphorus levels in the water supply.
Tip 2: Prune
There are several methods to make your home more attractive to potential purchasers. Pruning overgrown trees that shade sidewalks and patios could be one approach to make homes less gloomy at night by allowing sunlight to penetrate windows more easily. This could be done during daylight hours when potential buyers are more likely to drop by unexpectedly!
Tip 3: Clean Up Your Walkway
A walkway is a vital component of any home; it’s essential to keep them clear, so you can enjoy your property. Ensure that all stones are swept up from beneath the surface, or they could cause visitors’ feet pain when stepping on them during their visit! Regular landscaping maintenance will ensure no weeds grow near these areas either. This helps prevent lawsuits by preventing tripping hazards for everyone involved in maintaining safety measures at one place like yours.
Tip 4: Clean Your Home
It is essential to keep your home clean. Stains caused by dirt, dust, and leaves can mess with paint or carpets — not what you want when trying to sell! Make sure someone sweeps the exterior surfaces of each week during the spring-summer fall seasons so that they maintain optimal curb appeal for showings.
Tip 5: Keep an Eye on Your Fences
Fences, hedges, and foundation plantings make a home more beautiful. If you don’t maintain them well, they can also devalue your property by 5%. Weed control is one of the most complicated services to keep up with!
Tip 6: Clear Up Leaves
One of the most important things you can do to protect your home from water damage is to make sure there are no leaves blocking downspouts. If these sewage grates are clogged with debris, then all it takes for disaster is one heavy rainstorm! Ensure that nothing else gets in between gutters so that any overflow cannot accumulate on top of other areas around windowsills or doorways where moisture could seep through inhabited rooms below.
Tip 7: Check Your Foundation
Your home’s foundation is crucial, and sometimes the more time you spend maintaining it, the less you’ll need to worry about costlier repairs later on! Try not to let large debris build up by hiring a contractor each year to remove any of these items. Suppose there is an accumulation of leaves and other blown-in materials like dirt and dust. In that case, they can cause a home’s foundation to sink — which is not at all suitable for the structural integrity of the house as a whole, letting in more water which could make your metal or shingles age faster over time if left untreated.
Tip 8: Be Aware of Overgrown Shrubs
The beauty of your landscape is enhanced by adding a fence but be careful not to allow it to extend into your neighbors’ property! When a neighbor’s shrubbery (or your own) begins to encroach on your property, it’s more than just a matter of etiquette — it’s a legal concern in many areas. Plants around fencing should be trimmed so that no one is injured or sued because some plants nearly fell on them!
Tip 9: Think About the Time of Year
It is essential to be mindful of the time of year you are landscaping. If you’re doing this in autumn, there might not be as much sun exposure for plants that need direct sunlight during the summer months. The best time to do this is during spring when the weather is warm and sunny! Then your landscaping will look best all year long.
Ashley M. Miller has been in real estate since October 2013 and has managed to become a well-loved, top producing, five star preferred, multi-million-dollar Realtor.
Ashley is an honorable U.S. Army veteran and former U.S. Marine to which still carries the core values of loyalty, duty, respect, selfless service, honor, integrity, and personal courage. Ashley has been a member of the local community for the past 27 plus years and it is a personal goal that she continues to serve the people of her community with outstanding services.