Gardens & Yards: Helping to Sell Homes

By: Lou Lynch

Let's fact the facts, if a home's exterior and yard are unattractive and untended there is less of a initiative to enter the home. It may be jumping to a conclusion, but if the yard and home is not cared for, the interior might be the victim of the same care deficiency. There is nothing more powerful then a beautiful yard and garden to draw prospective buyers into your home. Consider this: you are looking at two different homes, the first has immaculately cared for lawns, gardens full of flowers and manicured trees, the second has uncut grass and a weed infested garden. Which would you choose to look at?

The choice is obvious, so go outside and have a look at your home.

Which home is it? Either way there are likely a few things that you could do to improve your home's chances of grabbing buyer's attention. Start by taking care of the lawn, it may seem like a small thing, but a well kept lawn sets the tone for a yard. Make sure that all the edges are trimmed neatly, especially where they intersect with the walkways or driveway. This will serve the home well as viewers have a neat path to the home. Remember, when selling a home, every little bit helps.

Gardens are a great tool to use in the improvement of a homes overall look. Keeping your gardens weed-free is a good way to start. This can be helped by the use of a mulch. Mulch keeps weeds from developing and maintains it's dark color, this keeps the garden looking fresh. Take some time and consider which flowers you are going to plant in the garden, color can play an important part in creating a theme for the yard. Another thing that help create a clean look for the yard is pruning the trees and bushes. Essentially what this process does is show the buyer that the home both inside and out is well cared for.

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