When you put your home on the market, you want to do everything to attract buyers. The first thing they see is the outside of your house. So, creating curb appeal is crucial regardless of whether you’re selling your property. Otherwise, you’ll need to put in some work this summer if you want your home to stand out. Here are some summer landscaping ideas to make your home unique.
Plant Colorful Flowers
Summertime comes with so many colors! Color is one of the first things that attracts someone’s eye when searching for a new home. In addition, flowers can make your lawn pop and stand out from other homes on the market. Plus, they’ll impress potential buyers. Also, consider large flower pots if you would rather not dig up the ground to plant flowers. Remember to pick colors that fit well with the colors of your property.
Clean Up Your Water Features
One of the summer landscaping ideas is to clean up your water features. Do you have a small pond, pool, or fountain? If so, you should clean it before you put your house on the market. Also, these water features can quickly grow algae and might clog up with debris such as dirt, leaves, and sticks. Otherwise, a dirty water feature will be a turn-off for potential buyers.
Add a Retaining Wall
Retaining walls instantly boost your curb appeal. They also maximize your property’s value because they help prevent erosion and damage from harsh winters and heavy rains. Additionally, homes that live on a slope benefit from retaining walls because they prevent soil from washing away.
Moreover, multiple ways exist to construct a retaining wall with several colored stone options. You may match the wall to the rest of your home’s exterior, add greenery around the wall, or add a stairway.
Trim Trees, Grass, and Shrubs
Another summer landscaping tip to make your home stand out is trimming your trees, grass, and shrubs. So, miss it and water it often, and add fertilizer if necessary to bring life back to dead spots. Also, remember to cut the grass before putting your home on the market. Although trimming trees and shrubs takes more effort, it will increase your home’s overall look. Unkempt lawns may make potential buyers drive past your house.
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