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Quick, Easy And Economical Landscaping Tips For Home Sellers

landscapingQuick, Easy And Economical Landscaping Tips For Home Sellers

If you are looking to sell your Myrtle Beach home, doing landscaping will not only help increase its curb appeal and make it more noticeable to potential buyers. It also helps increase the home’s value. On the other hand, you do not need to spend a lot of money to change the way your yard looks. Although you will surely get back what you spent improving your lawn from the sale of the house, spending a lot on this home improvement project will prompt you to sell the house at a high price and make it difficult for you to negotiate the final purchase price with potential buyers.

Increasing your home’s curb appeal may also help make the decision for your potential buyers. Remember that first impressions last. Thus, you want to make your home appealing and inviting to potential buyers. And since your lawn is what they will see first, ensure they will remember your home through your beautiful and attractive lawn when they are considering houses to buy.

To help you effectively increase your curb appeal without spending a lot of money, here are some quick, easy and economical tips from landscaping Charleston experts.

  • Find out what needs to be done to improve your lawn

Now, you don’t need to hire a professional to appraise the current appearance of your front yard. You can do so on your own. Experts suggest standing back and looking at your front yard. Make sure you can see the whole view of your yard from where you are standing. Squint your eyes while looking at your yard until it blurs slightly. This trick used by artists in the past will actually help you identify the areas in your yard that need improvement. Examples of these are areas that seem darker, parts that have overgrown plants and trees, and empty and too bare sections of the yard.

There is another option you can do if you feel that standing in the middle of your street and squinting at your yard will make you look like a fool. You can opt instead to take a black and white photo of your yard. Make sure you take images of the different areas and angles of your front lawn. Looking at the black and white photos will allow you to switch on your creativity and artistic skills, helping you to note down what needs to be done to improve your landscaping.

Note down all your observations as this will help you make a plan for how you will improve your lawn. Remember to set a budget limit before you start to think of things you want to add and install on your front yard. Keep this budget limit in mind when planning for your landscape improvement.

  • Make your lawn look neater and more organized

The first step for this process is redefining the borderlines of your lawn. Basic cleaning and arranging of your flower beds will surely do the trick! Make sure the borderlines are visible and that your lawn grass is not long enough to overrun outside of the border. If you have the money and the time, you can opt to take it up another notch by adding bricks, stones or plastic borders. However, if you already have them, cleaning them and arranging them neatly will make all the difference that you need.

Sometimes rearranging your borders and plants is the only change you need to improve how your lawn looks. The best part about this is that you don’t actually have to spend money. All you need to invest is your time, creativity, and effort.

  • Give your planter beds a fresh and new look

Landscaping experts suggest that you start by pruning your plants and removing weeds and stray grass that have grown into the planter beds. If you have excess bags of mulch or wood chips in your garden shed, put some on your planter beds to freshen them up. To make them look new, consider planting more colorful flowers in each planter bed.

If your planter bed is so old and dirty, you can consider transferring the flowers in your planter bed to window boxes. Make sure the colors and style of your window boxes will complement the overall style of your home. You can find easy to assemble window boxes in cheap prices at your local home improvement or landscaping store. And while you are there, look for affordable garden gates. This is a great addition to your garden as it adds class and elegance to your front lawn.

  • Light up your driveway

If there is no proper lighting in your driveway, it is time you install some! Keep in mind that today’s buyers may choose to show up any time of day or night to visit the house. Should buyers decide to visit your home at night, the lighted pathway will be a big plus. If they visit in the morning, however, they will still see the lighting you’ve installed and think that it’s a smart addition to the driveway.

Do not worry too much about the type of landscape lighting to install. You have lots of options to choose from in your local hardware store. However, experts highly recommend wireless lighting to make it easy for you to install and set up.

  • Trim your plants and bushes

Make sure your potential buyers will be able to see your home as soon as they drive up to your street. You can do this by trimming your plants and bushes. Your buyers need to see the best features of your home at first glance. Thus, you need to make sure their view is not obstructed by your plants. But you don’t have to remove the entire plant, just trim them to the right height.

Trimmed plants and bushes also have other benefits. If you keep your plants trimmed, you avoid potential damage to your roof and siding, you eliminate hiding spots for intruding animals and burglars, and prevent pests and small animals from climbing up to your attic or roof.

For more landscaping tips, call Porter Hayes Landscaping LLC now.

Porter Hayes Landscaping LLC
Charleston, SC 29419
(843) 532-3270

Porter Hayes Landscaping LLC
2170 Bees Ferry Rd #3 Charleston SC 29419