Mowing the yard, weeding flowerbeds, and trimming trees may seem like mundane tasks, but they can actually put money in your pocket.  By maintaining your lawn and keeping the exterior of your home looking fresh you’ll enhance not only your curb appeal, but also your property value.  This is especially true if your home is on the market, or you’re considering selling.  Here are a few landscaping tips that can go a long way in impressing potential buyers.

Add New Mulch

Adding new, fresh mulch is an easy, fast, and cheap way to instantly reinvigorate your yard.  Applying a few fresh bags in your flowerbeds will make everything really standout. 

Plant Colorful Plants

This is another affordable option when it comes to sprucing up the outdoors.  The contrast in colors will be very appealing to the eye and get the attention of potential homebuyers.  Also the appearance of fresh flowers provides a great first impression and insinuates that people are visiting a well maintained and cared for home.

Pressure Wash

Driveways, sidewalks, fences, siding, and other surfaces all bear the brunt of a harsh Louisiana climate.  Scorching heat, rainy downpours and more all take their toll on these surfaces that can make them look dingy and rundown.   Pressure washing can remove those layers of mold, mildew, and grime; showing off a glistening, fresh, new appearance.

Shape Trees and Shrubs

Anytime of the year in Louisiana it’s a good idea to trim and shape your trees and shrubbery, regardless of if you’re selling or not.  Debris from these plants can wreak havoc during a storm.  However if you are selling, and you have addressed your landscaping, ignoring this part can sabotage all of your work.  Trimming limbs, clearing leaves and tidying up bushes can make a good yard look great.

These are only a few tips on how to spruce up your landscaping, and in turn spruce up your selling price.  Entrusting the sale of your home to a REALTOR® can help you get the most from the sale of your home.  A REALTOR’S® market knowledge and resources can help you understand and know what buyers are looking for and what other homes are offering sellers, so you’ll know what to focus on when it comes to put that sign in the yard