Recommendations To Improve Your Yard's Landscaping For A Home Sale


Selling your home is a pretty important task, so when you are preparing your home for the real estate market, make sure to evaluate and improve your landscaping. As you clean up your yard, it is also important that you keep it maintained on a regular ongoing basis so it is always sale ready for when a buyer comes by. Here are some tips to help you take great care of your property landscaping to get the most out of your home's sale.

Keep Areas Cleaned Up

One project with your yard's landscaping that is always going to need regular attention is cleaning it of anything that detracts from its appearance. This can and will vary depending on the season, so just because you may be selling your home in the winter does not mean you don't need to clean up your yard of debris and trash. Watch out for trash that can blow in with a windstorm or leaves from fall through winter. Shovel the walks, steps, driveway, and patios so when your home is on the market each buyer will be able to visualize its paved areas. This will also keep your home exterior and yard looking neat and tidy overall.

In the spring and summer make sure you pull weeds and keep them under control, especially in flower beds where they can be quite noticeable and take over this space. Trim back shrubbery and hedges and dead vegetation, such as the dead growth after spring bulbs have bloomed and died back. Clean up any stray lawn clippings on your sidewalks or driveway after you mow the lawn, and keep debris picked up off your lawn. Remove dead branches from your trees or hire a landscaper to clean up the growth on your mature trees.

Use Mulch Materials

Mulch is a great material to use in your yard's landscaping, especially considering all the different benefits it brings to your yard. Mulch not only holds in moisture to the soil to keep your plants healthier between waterings, but it spruces up the look of your bedding areas. Dried-out soil that may be rick-filled and bumpy will look smoothed and rich after you apply a new layer of wood chip or bark mulch.

You can also make your yard attractive with rubber mulch that is recycled from old tires to keep your soil protected from erosion of wind and water. River rocks or colorful gravel can make an attractive soil covering for your yard's landscaping. 

If you are getting ready to sell your house and want to spice up the yard, consider hiring commercial landscaping maintenance.


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