Don’t let the colder weather keep you from maintaining your landscape!

The Lawhead Team would like to share the following tips to help keep your landscape looking its best while your home is on the market.

landscapeYour lawn, landscaping, and even the numbers that mark your house set the bar for what’s to come on the inside. If your yard is disheveled and neglected, buyers will walk into your home with a negative mindset, which could affect whether your home sells. Following are tips for boosting curb appeal with landscaping and a clean entry way.

Keep a Tidy Lawn Year-Round

If you are planning on selling your home in the fall or winter, don’t let cooler weather be an excuse to slack off on maintaining a tidy lawn. Set aside time each week to rake up foliage and remove dead trimmings from plants. Try to keep shrubs and trees trimmed so that everything in your landscape appears well kept and neat. This conveys to buyers that you have taken care of your home. To keep your flowerbeds tidy, Better Homes and Gardens suggests placing bark, mulch, or decorative rocks on top of soil. Mulch and rocks give a very clean and sleek look to any bed with flowers, trees, or shrubs.

Use Annuals to Add Pops of Color

Annuals are some of the most vibrant and colorful flowers available. Aside from the middle of winter, finding beautiful flowers is pretty easy any time of year. Whether its fall-colored mums or bright, summery petunias, HGTV recommends planting annuals in your most visible flower beds or in pots that sit on your porch and entry way. This is a great way to add depth and color to your home’s landscape.

Think Beyond Plants and Grass

While your lawn, shrubs, trees, and plants play a huge role in your home’s curb appeal. Your landscape is accentuated by other structures. For example, your sidewalk and porch matter, too. You can bring new life to these areas by power washing concrete and brick walkways and replacing an old welcome mat with a new one. Other ways you can quickly boost curb appeal include polishing doorknobs and locks, repainting your front door, and replacing the numbers on your house.

Source: Coldwell Banker