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6 Landscaping Tips That Boost Curb Appeal

Simple Ways to Make Your Home Look Great!

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You've heard it before: You only have one chance to make a first impression! This is especially important when selling your home. Put yourself in the mind of a potential buyer: How will they feel the first time they pull up to your home? Does it scream "Buy me!" or "Drive on by?" The appearance of your landscaping should not be overlooked when placing that "For Sale" sign in your yard. A well-kept lot with neat landscaping goes a long way with buyers. It shows that you care about the property and have taken good care of it. Here are a few tips to help keep your yard looking its best without breaking the bank.

 

6 Things You Can Do To Make People Fall In Love With Your Home!

1. Keep it neat! Mow, trim, and cut should be your three buzzwords here. A little bit of yard maintenance goes a long way. If you can't handle the maintenance yourself, consider hiring a landscaping company to avoid the perils of a scraggly and overgrown yard. On the same note, be sure that bikes, toys, trash cans, garden tools, etc. are all stashed out of sight.
 
2. Plant native plants. Add some new life to your yard with native plants. They're aesthetically pleasing, practical, and ecologically valuable for landscaping. Native plants are the most hardy plants. Learn more about plants native to the Knoxville area at: http://www.se-eppc.org/pubs/east.pdf
 
3. Define borders and add mulch. Clean edges trick the eye into thinking that the entire landscape is neat and well-kept. Outlining the border of a garden bed with spray chalk, followed by use of a mattock or pulaski to chip away any encroaching lawn will help create a well-defined area. Afterwards, add a layer of mulch to refine the look! It will help keep the weeds at bay while your home is on the market, AND will even out the overall landscaping look.
 
4. Get rid of the dead weight. This goes along with number 1, but deserves its own mention. Be absolutely sure to remove all dead or dying shrubs and perennials. If there was any sign of disease or infestation in your landscaping, dispose of these items in black trash bags; DO NOT compost them with other yard waste.
 
5. Inspect sprinklers and irrigation. You can have the most beautiful yard on the block, but if it's not watered correctly then what's the point? Be sure your sprinkler system and timers are working. It's the least you can do for your landscaping! This inspection should be one you perform each spring/summer.
 
6. Light it up! Remember, buyers might do a drive by in the evening. Consider adding some landscape lighting to boost curb appeal and add value to your home. Solar pathway lighting and accent lighting that highlights landscaping features are both relatively simple ways to step it up in the yard department.
 
If you're considering selling your home and need some advice on getting it ready to put on the market, don't hesitate to contact us for a no-obligation home evaluation. You can also visit our website to get a free online home value estimate.

 

Holli McCray
The Holli McCray Group
Keller Williams Realty
Knoxville Premier Properties
5616 Kingston Pike, Suite 201
Knoxville, TN 37919
Direct: 865-291-0355
Office: 865-694-5904
License #285682
 

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