A well-landscaped property is an investment in your home and comes in handy if you are thinking of putting your home on the market in the near future. An easy way to immediately add value to your property is to put a little extra care in your landscaping with a refresh of plants and improved hardscaping. In fact, the National Association of REALTORS® Research Development estimates that 71% of the project’s costs are recovered through being able to sell your house at a higher price.
Refreshing your landscaping doesn’t mean that you have to undertake an entire outdoor renovation before listing your property, either. Although a new patio and fancy hardscaping may be appealing to buyers, there are several easier refresh options that can help increase your return on investment and boost your curb appeal without spending a ton of money.
Spruce Up Planting
If the winter season wreaked havoc on your plant life and your gardens aren’t looking their best, we can help! Container gardens and a pop of color through updated perennials and annuals can instantly give your garden a seasonal facelift. Pruning back bushes and ornamental trees can also help sculpt a garden that adds, rather than detracts, from your property value.
Refresh Your Mulch
This cheap fix does wonders in contrast to bright, new plants. We find that replacing your old mulch with new, fresher-looking mulch also accentuates the line between grass and your garden bed, adding a professional touch that will not go unnoticed.
Clean or Update Water Features
Clean, algae-free water features highlight the care that you put into all aspects of your home. By removing leaves and algae from your water features, or replacing them if they are in disrepair, is always a good idea to have your home looking its best before listing.
Replace Damaged Hardscaping
If your hardscaping has cracked, broken, or missing pavers, it may be time to make some minor adjustments. Although hardscaping isn’t a must-have, updating broken or cracked portions of your hardscaping reassures buyers that you’ve cared for your property inside and out.
Western Lehigh can help you increase your home’s value before listing it with services ranging from planting to pools and hardscaping to outdoor kitchens. Give us a call today for a free consultation at 610-395-5557. Looking for some inspiration? Visit our Pinterest page!