5 Landscaping Improvements to Sell Your DFW Home
When it comes time to sell your home, one of the best ways to capture a potential buyer’s interest is through landscaping improvements.
Having well-manicured and colorful plants in your front yard will absolutely generate curb appeal while patio and upgraded outdoor living space in the backyard easily add to your overall property value.
In this article, we’ve included a list of 5 landscaping improvements that will sell you DFW home fast.
Redo Front Yard Landscaping
Consider giving your front yard landscaping a redo or makeover before listing your home.
If you currently have mature and healthy plants, this might just mean pruning and cleaning the beds. Most homes in the north DFW area have a solid assortment of evergreen shrubs in the front yard. To bring visual interest to that area, consider adding some plant variety to your landscaping. Install shrubs with varying foliage colors, perennial flowers grasses and blooming annuals.
Replace Sod Grass
One of the easiest ways to give your landscaping a face lift is to lay new sod grass. A home with healthy grass gives a buyer the impression that the home is well cared for.
The Bermuda, St. Augustine and Zoysia varieties are all wonderful warm season grasses and appropriate for high sun areas. For shady areas, we recommend planting either St. Augustine or Zoysia. Just keep in mind that these last 2 varieties will increase the cost to sod the yard.
Expand Patio Space
Expanding your patio space in the backyard is a fantastic way to attract potential buyers as well as increase your asking price. Outdoor living improvements are thought to add between 8-12% to overall property value.
Creating or increasing the patio space in your backyard landscape offers a potential buyer a more finished yard and allows them to imagine how to live in and enjoy their potential outdoor living space.
If you already have a concrete patio built, you can simply pour more concrete extend it. For a more polished patio look, consider the cost of installing a new stone patio with natural Travertine or brick pavers over the top of concrete.
Plant Colorful Flowers
The most economical landscaping improvement you can make is simply to plant colorful flowers.
Planting annuals and perennial flowers is a cheap and effective way to create curb appeal. We recommend planting these colorful plants in the very front of your landscaping bed for maximum exposure. You can add to this look by planting annuals in large and colorful pots by the entryway of your home or scattered throughout the backyard.
Build Stone Flower Bed Borders
To complete the look of your landscape beds, we recommend investing in building stone flower bed borders. A stone border has both a practical and aesthetic value any potential home buyer will appreciate.
Garden beds that have been edged in stone will hold soil and mulch in as well as deter grass from growing into the landscaping. Stone borders can be as simple as boulders or chopped stone stacked in place around the edge of a landscape bed.
For the ultimate in practicality and style, we recommend considering what it might cost to build mortared stone retaining walls.
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