Curb appeal plays a big part in terms of value, as well as making the right first impression when it comes to selling your home. However, when it comes to investing in increasing home value, homeowners overlook the landscape of their home. Landscaping, if done right, can help you increase the value of your home. In fact, homeowners can increase their home value between 8-10% just by investing in landscaping. We have some tips that will help you spruce up your yard and get that higher valuation.
Sod your lawn
Nothing draws more attention to a yard than luscious green grass. However, growing grass is a tasking process that takes a lot of time. Plus, even with all the hard work, you aren’t guaranteed a perfect lawn. That is where sod comes in. You can get a luscious, dense lawn instantly with sod which also lasts longer with proper care, thus making it a smarter investment.
Get container plants
To spruce up your doorway and patio, plant container plants. For the most appeal, tropical plants are your best option. These will add more class to both the entrance and exit of your home. At the same time, you have the opportunity to design the pathway of your home to your liking since container plants present homeowners with endless possibilities when it comes to design. Make sure the plants you select are multicolor as monochromatic schemes can be dull.
Prune shrubs and trees
No matter the season, you need to make sure that trees and shrubs are in shape and not going wild. If you have continued to overlook your pruning chores, there is no better time than now to get rid of dead branches and taming shrubs. Your garden will appear cleaner and maintained after the pruning.
Add a new layer of mulch
To give your plants more appeal you should add a new layer of mulch. The contrasting color of the mulch and plants will make them pop. Plus, there is no rocket science behind adding a layer of mulch, you pretty much just buy it and pour it on the garden bed. It is also relatively cheap.
Make sure the irrigation system has no issues
The irrigation system is key to your landscape. Any issue with it can bring your home value down since the buyer would have to incur the cost to repair it. Have the system checked out to ensure there are no issues and if any do appear to have them fixed. Smart buyers will ask about the system and its maintenance in hopes of potentially lowering the value of the home.
You don’t have to take any transformational steps to add value to your home when it comes to landscaping. You can easily work with what you have and just ensure your garden and lawn are in good shape and well-maintained. Consider the time and money you spend on landscaping as an investment since it adds value to your home.
Kym Preslar is a bit of a gardening and home improvement fanatic. She’s been working on her garden for over 5 years and loves writing about everything landscape-related. Whether it’s keeping care of sod or the greenhouse, she’s been there and done it all. Currently, she’s enjoying her time working at SodLawn as their Content Manager.