It’s time to sell and you need to sell fast. But your yard is a mess and your curb appeal is suffering.
You might not have enough of a budget to allow for a complete landscape overhaul to appeal to prospective buyers. But there are many easy and inexpensive options that can make a world of difference.
In this article we’ll show you seven budget-friendly landscaping ideas that can help you sell your home fast.
Let’s dive in.
1. Touch Up Your Mulch
Applying a new mulch application spruces up a yard like few other things do. Head down to your local garden center and get enough mulch to apply a fresh layer to all areas of your yard.
The color of fresh mulch makes surrounding plants and everything around it pop. Even better, mulch is very inexpensive so you won’t break the bank with this idea.
2. Get Your Shrubs in Shape
When’s the last time you gave your shrubs a good trimming? Chances are, they’re pretty overgrown and out of shape.
Spend some time trimming them in the shape that looks best. This will cost you nothing but time, and will make a big difference in the curb appeal of your home.
3. Time For the Trees
Overgrown trees are even more unsightly than out-of-shape shrubs.
This is probably not a job you’ll want to take on alone. Hire a professional tree maintenance service to help you get them back under control.
4. Clean Up Your Water Features
Take some time to remove leaves, clean filters and get rid of visible algae in your water features. Get the water as crystal clear as possible.
If your water features don’t look good, it will have a negative impact on buyers rather than the positive impact you had hoped they would.
5. Get a Power Washer
Pretty much every home has dirty surfaces that need to be spruced up. A power washer is the quickest way to do this.
Rent a power washer from a local hardware store or home and garden center. Most are very easy to use. With a little bit of effort you can make those dirty, dingy, grimy surfaces look like they’re brand new again.
6. Tend to Your Flower Beds
Yes, this can be a lot of work. Few people enjoy weeding and pruning an overgrown flower bed, but it’s one of the best ways to make your home look cared for and maintained.
A buyer certainly will be turned off by the idea of having to do all the weeding and pruning themselves once they move in.
7. Splash Some Color Around
Annual plants are relatively inexpensive and can add a gorgeous touch of color around your home that buyers will love.
Find some old planters in the garage then pick up a few bags of potting soil and some colorful annuals. Place them strategically around your landscape.
Don’t forget to water them.
Clean Landscaping Sells Homes Faster
You can probably get most of these ideas done in a single weekend. For the trees, don’t forget to set an appointment with a good tree maintenance service now so they can get there as soon as possible.
Good luck with your home sale!