Moving can be an exciting and stressful time in anyone’s life. Selling your house can add even more stress, especially when you are trying to get the most value out of it. There are many ways that can make selling your house easier and faster and can also increase the value of your home.
A lawn that isn’t mowed, has weeds, and dead spots are signs of neglect. These will drive the value of your house down. Lawn care doesn’t have to be expensive. Try setting up a fertilization schedule, mow often, and keep your lawn watered. If you do not want to care for the lawn yourself, try hiring a lawn care professional to help.
Installing an automatic irrigation system is one of the easiest solutions for maintaining your yard and increasing the value of your home. Both a drip system and an in-ground sprinkler system distribute a certain amount of water so you do not have to worry about over watering or drying out your lawn.
Planting a tree can add anywhere between $1,000 to $10,000 to your home’s value and helps fill in any empty spaces. However, trees are not an automatic value booster and home buyers look for mature trees. Trees can take anywhere from three to eight years to reach maturity; therefore, you will need to plant them as early as possible. One other option is to invest in the assistance of a landscaping company to plant mature trees for you. Keep in mind that this option can be costly and depends on the size of the tree, relocation, and difficulty of planting.
Potential home buyers notice if shrubs and bushes are overgrown as they are one of the first things they see. Make sure you prune and shape your shrubs and bushes yearly to get rid of any overgrowth and dead branches. Trimming shrubs and bushes also creates healthy growth from the interior of the plant, which is important in order to maintain the landscape features for a long time.
Adding new mulch keeps your landscaping looking fresh longer. It helps keep moisture in the soil, prevents evaporation, insulates the soil, and helps maintain lower root temperatures.
Landscape lighting is one of the most desired outdoor landscaping features for potential home buyers. Landscape lighting can help brighten up the outside of your home, highlight landscape design elements, and improve home security. By choosing LED or solar options you are able to keep costs low on lighting. Both of these options allow enough brightness to light up the outside of your home without increasing your electricity bill.
Adding lights to your walkway helps highlight the outside of your house and its features. Walkway lights also add safety for those walking up and down sidewalks, stairs, and driveways.
Many potential home buyers look for outdoor living spaces. Outdoor living spaces can include patios, swimming pools, kitchens, decks, pergolas, and fire pits. All of these can increase the value of your home.
Here at St. Louis Select Landscaping we can help you add value to your home. We take pride in the work we do and want our customers to be completely satisfied. Call us today at (314) 568-6550 and our trained staff will help you get started on deciding what type of landscaping best meets your needs.