When you are preparing your home to sell it, it’s not only essential to prepare the inside of your home; it’s important to prepare your landscaping to sell your home, as well. Landscaping for a home sale can be easy if you’ve kept up with it over the years. However, it can be more time-consuming and costly if you haven’t kept up with it. Many people ask what kind of landscaping do I need to sell my home? The first thing buyers will see when they pull up to your home is the exterior and landscaping. You want good curb appeal, so the buyers are instantly excited to see the inside.
Get Rid of Weeds
Make sure the lawn and landscaping beds don’t have weeds. A few weeks before you put your home on the market to sell it, you should apply a weed treatment. And be sure to get all of the weeds out of the landscaping beds and around bushes and trees.
Trim Bushes and Trees
Be sure to trim bushes so they look pleasing to the eyes and are not overgrown. Do the same with trees. Make sure trees aren’t hanging over the roof or the sidewalk and street. If there is too much to trim, it may be best to hire a landscaper to do this for you. Also, keep the lawn mowed while trying to sell your house.
Clean Up Perennials
If you have perennials in your landscaping beds, be sure to clean them up and trim them so they don’t look out of control.
Plant Flowers in Beds and Pots
To make the landscaping for your home look extra lovely, plant some flowers in pots and your flower beds. A pop of beauty and color will make your curb appeal even more appealing.
Add New Mulch or Rocks to Your Landscaping Beds
By adding new mulch, rocks, or whatever landscaping material you have in your beds, you will freshen up your landscaping look. This will add beauty and add protection to the roots of your bushes, plants, and flowers.
Fountains and Other Water Features
If you have any ponds or fountains, it’s crucial to make sure they are clean and free of algae. Put clean water in them. Make sure the fountain works and turn it on for showings.
If you don’t have lights in your landscaping, try adding a few uplights to showcase trees, pretty bushes, and your flowers. Put the lights on at dusk for any early evening showings.
Power Wash Sidewalks and Driveways
It’s also a good idea to power wash any dirt or grime off of sidewalks and driveways. While you’re at it, make sure to power wash the exterior of your house if it needs it. This will make everything look clean and bright.
Repair Leaky Faucets and Make Be Sure Irrigation Systems Work
Check your exterior faucets and make sure they don’t leak. If you have an irrigation system in your landscaping beds or a lawn sprinkling system, ensure they are in good working order and don’t have any broken sprinkler heads.
Tend to the Pool
If you have a pool or built-in jacuzzi, make sure they are clean and in prime working condition. It is also an excellent idea to leave the buyers’ instructions for the pool or jacuzzi and all pool equipment and chemicals. If you have your pool professionally opened and closed, leave the phone number for the pool company.
Label Perennials, Bushes, and Trees
Some people put little sticks with labels of the names of the perennials, bushes, and trees in their landscaping beds. Or draw a map of your beds and label everything. Your buyers will appreciate this more than you know. If you leave a drawing of the landscaping beds out on your table for the buyers to look at during the showings, they will know you’re going the extra mile in the sale of your home.
The money you spend to spruce up your landscaping to sell your home will be well worth it. You may even get more money for your home than you would have if you didn’t do the work. You are also potentially avoiding any inspection issues that may arise.
If you would like to learn more about landscaping, tips, tricks, and suggestions, contact Sheridan Solomon & Associates today. We’ll be happy to fill you in on the latest news concerning these exciting trends. Contact us directly or leave us a quick note to let us know what we can do for you.