Landscaping to Add to the Resale Value of Your Home

Are you getting ready to sell your home? Do you have a scheduled appraisal for your home? No matter the reason for adding to your resale value, there are many tactics one can use in boosting curb appeal and resale value. Get people interested in seeing your home when you invest in an exterior update to your structure and yard.

When you look at the exterior of anyone’s home, you likely judge the exterior to mimic the interior. If potential buyers are doing this for you, it increases your resale value for a future buyer.

#1 Invest in a Landscaping Update

Add to the resale value of your home with landscape maintenance. A cleanup would involve removing weeds, adding color with new plants, adding shrubbery or trimming what you currently have, and working to get the grass green. Potential buyers subconsciously look at the exterior of your home and see how you took care of the interior.

The update you embark on for your landscaping should vary depending on the time of year. To make sure you select the right plants and make the good long-term purchases, just hire a qualified landscaping professional for your project.

#2 Invest in a Landscape Redesign

Landscape design is more than just a refresh of your home’s current yard. A complete landscape design project to add to the resale value of your home would involve steps like:

  • Adding focal points to your yard like a statue or a waterfall
  • Laying out lines and pathways outlining the symmetries you’ll have in the yard
  • Including different colors and plant heights for visual interest
  • Planning transitions to improve the physical and visual flow of your front or backyard space
  • Considering the right trees and plants for the local climate
  • Discussing and designing based on your level of commitment to the upkeep of the yard
  • Adding both softscaping (living) components and hardscaping (permanent structures) components

#3 Use a Pressure Washer to Get Rid of Dirt

Pressure washing gets rid of dirt and grime on your walkways and your driveway (if they are made from concrete). It is important to make sure you have a surface which is possible to pressure wash, then go ahead and get started. This can be done by the homeowner or by a hired professional. (If you don’t own a pressure washer, they are easy to rent from hardware stores and local franchises).

#4 Add Exterior Lighting to Your Home

When interested in a home, it is typical for buyers to drive by at night to see the neighborhood and look at your house. With outdoor and exterior lighting, you can highlight the architecture of your house as well as draw the eye to your landscape design and hardscaping features.

Take a step back and try to look at your yard without bias. Does it attract people to take a closer look at your home? If you are selling your home, add to its resale value with and improve its curb appeal with landscape design.