When you're updating your home to increase your house value, consider your yard above adding on a spare room or updating your patio—though, a deck's not a bad idea. If you're on the search for something tangible that can raise a few eyebrows and have people clicking share when they find your listing, you'll surprise yourself when you find out that your home value will improve with these landscaping tips.
Buy an Irrigation System
Considering that your lawn means a lot to the eyes of potential home buyers, it might be a good idea to purchase an irrigation system. An irrigation system is a pumping structure that puts water into irregular or dry soil. When dry soil occurs, your grass yellows. Yellow grass is a turnoff, so consider investing time and energy in installing a water system to help hydrate your grass and have a gorgeous lawn. Prospective homebuyers will be stunned when they notice how green the grass is on your property.
Lay Down Fresh Mulch
Mulch scatters, and it ends up smelling foul if you don't lay out a new batch. If you want to help maintain moisture and ensure your landscape survives cold winters, consider laying down a fresh bed of mulch in your garden. It'll help retain moisture, control temperature in your plant's roots, and insulate the soil. Also, if you're looking for a low-cost way to liven up your landscape design, look no further than mulch!
Highlight the Home With Landscape Lighting
Lighting is an obvious essential, so what's stopping you from improving your landscape to make it photogenic? If you happen to have particular areas of your home that shine as focal points, place landscape lighting to accentuate them. Also, don't forget to add lights to the pathways. It's an added bonus that'll bring interested buyers to your property. Opt for a solar or LED lighting fixture if you're looking to save on energy and the electric bill.
Create an Outdoor Living Area
Creating a gorgeous outdoor living area is a great way to raise property value. (Make sure it's within your budget, though.) Look at the current layout of your outdoor space and see what elements you can incorporate. Areas such as an outdoor kitchen, patio, deck, or fire pit are all great ideas. You could even add a pond if you want to invest more money.
When getting your landscape ready for the fall, consider how you could improve your property value by incorporating minor improvements. They don't have to be significant, but your home value will improve when you use these landscaping tips. Improve your estate value one upgrade at a time!
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