First impressions are crucial, especially when trying to sell your home. With more and more people starting their home search online, chances are that potential buyers will see photos of your home before deciding whether or not they’d like to see it in person. Freshening up your front yard landscape and adding some curb appeal can help your home stand out and significantly improve your chances of finding a buyer more quickly.
Keep in mind that if you’re selling your home, you don’t want to go overboard in preparing your landscape. A landscape that reads as “high maintenance” can actually turn off potential buyers. Instead, look for clever ways to add color and order to your existing landscape. Here are a few simple additions that can help to quickly boost your home’s curb appeal, without breaking the bank.
Edge Borders and Add Mulch
Defining the edges around your driveway, walkways, and garden beds can instantly change the perception of your landscape. Clean edges trick the eye into seeing the entire landscape as neat and orderly. Use a garden hose to mark out the edge of your garden beds, and then use a spade shovel to help define a clean border all around your landscape beds and walk ways. Once you’ve established a neat edge, adding a top coat of fresh mulch can give your front yard landscape a finished and refined look.
Landscape lighting can be a great distinguishing feature that adds value, improves safety, and creates a welcoming ambience for the front of your home. Solar lights are a great option as they don’t require running electrical wire to install. They also offer the opportunity to emphasize and shed light on different aspects of your home or landscaping.
Add Some Color
Planting flowers is one of the easiest and least expensive ways to make a big impact on your home’s overall curb appeal. Choose a simple color scheme that pairs well with your particular home, and then use annual flowers to add a splash of color to your landscape beds or entryway. Window boxes or hanging baskets are also a really great option for adding some bold colors to the front of your home.