Top 3 Ways to Increase Your Property Value With Landscaping
Whether you want to improve the curb appeal of your home to create a more welcoming environment or prepare it to sell, here are the top 3 tips from the National Association of Realtors to increase your property value with landscaping.
1. Invest in a premium lawn care program.
Invest in a long-term fertilization and weed control program and routine mowing schedule. The condition of a lawn affects the overall first impression of your property, which can make coming home feel like a breath of fresh air – and make potential buyers feel at ease about the condition of the home interior.
How does this affect landscaping?
The impact of a beautiful landscape will be low if the lawn is weed- or disease-ridden, brown, or bare.
2. Renovate your landscapes.
This may be obvious, but a quick landscape renovation can make a big difference – and be surprisingly simple. If you’re a DIY homeowner, this can be as easy as pulling or spraying existing weeds and installing new mulch or rock in your landscape beds.
If you choose to hire a professional, they can make as big or small of a change as you wish. Most landscaping professionals have an eye for design and aesthetics; meaning, they can create a multi-dimensional landscape design to showcase your home. Finishing touches include mulch and landscape lighting for a total “wow” factor.
3. Create an outdoor living space.
The interior of your house should feel like “home,” but what about the exterior?
Outdoor living spaces, also called “hardscapes,” extend the feeling of home outdoors and are a major way to increase property value.
Consider adding a paver patio or a wooden deck to your property, and you’ll see a huge boost in property value and overall property enjoyment.