Selling your house is as much about what’s on the outside as it is what’s on the inside. The need for “curb appeal” is important no matter how good your interior design skills are. In addition to maintaining a well-kept exterior, you also need to give the yard plenty of attention. These tips will help you make your yard look gorgeous when your house is on the market.
Regularly Mow the Lawn
Your lawn doesn’t have to be completely overgrown in order to be concerned about mowing. Routine mowing can make the grass look all the better and your home more appealing. When it’s spring and summer, try to mow the lawn at least once a week. You may need to increase or decrease this amount based on how much rainfall you’re getting. A weekly landscaping service can also help to give your lawn an especially strong polish that really helps when you’re trying to sell your home.
Clean the Gutters
If gutter maintenance isn’t already in your yard work regimen, now is the time to change that. Dirty and clogged gutters create an excessive amount of water that can cause soil erosion, which can damage or even drown your plants and flowers, making your yard less appealing. When doing your routine inspections, see how your gutters are holding up. Even if they don’t appear all that clogged, remove anything that’s posing a threat, such as leaves and pine needles. Trying to salvage a lawn that’s been corrupted by erosion can be a very trying thing and getting your hands dirty now is better than using them to grip your forehead in frustration.
Water the Lawn
Properly watering your lawn is very important for its health. Whether you’re using a sprinkler system or doing so with a house, you need to water often enough to keep the grass glistening but not so often that you’re practically drowning it. Watering several times a week can help. Monitor the amount of precipitation in your area. There’s a good chance you’ll want to put your home on the market during the warmer months, so consistent watering is something you need to be prepared for.
Your yard needs to look nice to both people just passing by and ones who are seriously inspecting it and determining if they want to buy it or not. To keep up with irrigation and grooming is as important as having your home swept and repainted. As a home seller, you need to pull out all the stops in order to find it a great new owner.
Looking for more advice about selling your home? We recommend reading: How to Price Your Home to Sell.