Is your Curb Appeal withstanding Summer?

A potential buyer may overlook your home if they can’t see past overgrown shrubs and weeds.

Did you know that a 5% investment in the landscaping of your property can increase its value by as much as 15%? Additionally, great landscaping may reduce the amount of time a home stays on the market by nearly six weeks!  Summer is a great time to spruce up your landscape and make it attractive to potential buyers.

Tips:

Revitalize sparse hedges and shrubs by covering their roots and applying fertilizer. Shrubs may become thin when the topsoil from around the roots washes away or diminishes over time.

Apply a thin layer of mulch a few inches from the base of the tree. Don’t make the mistake of mounding mulch around the base, as it may attract pests.

Use a simple palette of no more than three colors that complement your home’s color scheme. This ties the space together and improves curb appeal.

Choose plants that have leaves in a variety of shapes, textures and patterns.  Choosing plants that bloom at different times of the year, will give you color year round.

Don’t forget to treat your patio as an outdoor living space. Dress it up with pops of color in your outdoor furniture cushions, an outdoor umbrella, and potted plants.

Don’t stress your lawn in the hot summer by cutting it too short.  Just keep it trimmed and edged.

 

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