Thinking about putting your home up for sale soon and wondering what you can do to boost the value? What’s outside your home is just as important as what’s in it. The National Association of Realtors found that 74% of Realtors suggest sellers complete a landscape maintenance program before putting their home on the market and 17% of those surveyed said recent landscape improvements have led to a sale.
How do you create curb appeal without breaking the bank? Here are some cost effective tips that you can use right away:
- Cut and Edge Your Grass – While keeping your grass trimmed is one way to spruce up your lawn, taking the extra time to edge it makes it look even neater. Just be careful not to cut your grass too short, which can cause brown patches to ruin your hard work.
- Fresh Mulch – Mulch not only helps soil retain moisture and reduce weeds, but it can also freshen up the look of your landscaping. It’s recommended to use a darker color, such as brown or black, which tends to match the color of most homes better than red mulch. Red mulch also tends to decompose faster.
- Flowers – Flowers come in a big price range, and you don’t have to spend a lot to add some color to your landscaping. You can purchase potted flowers and plants for $100 or less and group them together as a focal point. Cluster them together in a group of three, five or seven, rather than spreading them all apart, to create impact.
- Stain Your Deck – While technically not a part of your lawn, it is an outdoor space that should fit in with your landscaping. A quick coat of stain can spruce up a dull and faded deck.
Even if you are not selling, giving your outdoor space an inexpensive makeover can make you fall in love with your home all over again. At Challenger Irrigation of Spring Hill, we are happy to discuss with you how an irrigation system can ensure a healthy and beautiful lawn. Please contact us today to request a quote.