Investing in your landscaping is not a waste of money, especially if you are selling your home.
Take a look at this infographic about your return on investment for different types of landscaping improvements!
Usually budgets for home improvement projects favor the inside of the house.
If you are going to sell your house soon, consider the benefits of spending a few dollars on creating a nice curb appeal.
Shirley's Tips For Adding Curb Appeal To Your House For Sale
1. What types of plants do you suggest planting if you plan to sell your home (i.e., which plants add the most curb appeal)?
It depends on what kind of home you are selling, price point and condition of your front yard.
Are you selling "As is" with a bargain basement price?
If so, you don't have much to do except clean up any obvious mess.
If you are looking for top dollar, pay attention to the details of a nice front yard that will garner your home more attention:
- Put your lawn in order or add a new patch of lawn with sod for instant green- remember, lawns are plants too.
- Cover up eyesores like exposed foundations, utility boxes, and add privacy from your neighbor with evergreen shrubs that are garden-zone friendly where you live.
- Add lots of color with annual color bowls set out on your porch or entry.
- Seasonal annual plants add instant color to garden beds as well.
As a "inishing detail, ALWAYS add an inch or two of mulch after planting.
It makes your garden bed look a lot neater, accentuates the color of your flowers, and most of all, covers your dirt!
No one wants to see your dirt!
2. Can planting trees in your yard increase your home’s value?
Mature trees are the most valuable in a landscape followed by well placed, newly planted trees that contribute shade, ornamental value- (blooms) and fruit or nuts.
In general, a well designed landscape with beautiful trees will increase the value of your home.