Putting your home on the market is a big decision, and involves a lot of work. Getting your home ready to sell means packing up unused items, deep cleaning, and putting in a lot of hard work to get your home ready for showings. There’s one aspect of your property that you might forget about – your landscape. Our professional landscapers in Kingsport have five landscaping tips to help you sell your home.
While you may not need to overhaul your landscape completely, even small improvements could give you a good return on your investment. According to Texas Tech University, for every $1 that you invest in your landscape, you add about $1.35 to your home’s value. Even if you don’t see a complete return on your investment, your home will look appealing to buyers.
- Clean it up
An unkept lawn may catch everyone’s attention, but not for the reason that you might think. Keep your yard clean by removing piles of leaves and weeds. Clean out the flower and tree beds, and remember to take care of weeds and overgrowth around walkways and the driveway.
- Prune trees and shrubs
Pruning trees and shrubs helps to maintain shape, health, and promotes growth. It keeps your trees and shrubs looking their best. Prune and trim your trees to give them a crisp, attractive look. Just be sure not to overdo it. Hire a professional if you aren’t sure of what you’re doing.
- Tend to your flowerbeds
Once you’ve removed any debris and weeds from your flowerbeds, add a fresh layer of mulch. Adding mulch not only helps provide moisture for plants, trees, and shrubs, but it also freshens up your landscape, which is appealing to buyers.
- Cut the grass
This may seem like an obvious tip, but it’s worth mentioning. Homebuyers don’t want to pull up to a home they are about to tour and have to walk through a jungle to get to the front door. Regularly mow your grass if you have your home on the market. If your home is on the market during the spring, make sure that you take extra steps to control the weeds in your lawn.
- Add some color
Homebuyers are attracted to lawns that are colorful and inviting. Add vibrant color to your landscape by planting flowers and staging planters around your front porch.
Selling your home can be stressful, which is why most people usually hire a realtor. But, when it comes to maintaining your lawn, why not hire an expert, such as the pros at Promier Landscapes. Whether your landscape needs a few small changes, or a complete overhaul to make it attractive to homebuyers, Promier Landscapes has a solution for you. To learn more, call our office at (423) 246-7977 to schedule an on-site estimate. You also can fill out our design questionnaire, available on our site.
Promier Landscapes is here to offer landscape design and maintenance to clients in the areas of Kingsport, Johnson City, and Bristol in Tennessee.