9 Simple Home Landscaping Tips
You may have heard about home landscaping, but what is it all about and how does it add value to the house you are about to put on the market? Technically, home landscaping is simply modifying or arranging the physical features of the house lot using the ideas and principles of aesthetics and practicality. Having an impressive home landscape adds more value and appreciation from the buyers since it is the first thing they see before they enter the house.
With how home landscaping affects the face of your house, it does not need to cost a lot of financial resources (money). Add a touch of creativity and gardening ideas to have that impressive look. To help you sort things out, here are tips that can help upgrade the look of your house.
Trim grasses. This is perhaps the first thing to do before applying those aesthetic principles on your yard. Cutting the grasses especially if they are long can give that fresh and hassle-free look.
Prune outgrown shrubs and bushes. Neatly prune the shrubs and bushes to look in a uniform couture. You can also cut them in a stylish way like forming them into an image of an angel or whatever suits your mood and taste (as long as it’s pleasing to the eyes).
Stylish plants. Choose pots and containers of plants that are pleasing to the eyes, but never OVERDO. Place them along the patios and doorways where they can welcome your future buyers.
Mature and well-taken cared plants. Placing mature plants can say something about how well you take care of plants and your home. If you don’t have many plants to display, it is a good idea to invest on large plants. The bigger their sizes, the more attractive it is to the clients.
Color it with plants. This go well with flower plants. Select colors that match the house. It’s just a matter of mix and match. f you have plants with long veins, be sure to tie or arrange them neatly. Scattered plants are a eyes-sore.
Calm space. Aside from plants, one of the most effective home landscaping ideas is to have a calm space. You can place a bench or swing either on your front yard or backyard. However, don’t just put it anywhere you want. Choose a spot where it can easily catch the attention of the buyer or visitor. Furthermore, ensure that the spot does not cross the line of your neighbor’s property to keep the calmness and serenity.
Cleaning water fountains. If you do own a water fountain, brush off any algae formation that is quite visible to eyes. And, don’t forget to put crystal clear water. It is definitely a major turnoff if the fountain does not look clean.
Repairing irrigation systems and faucet leaks. Before anything else, make sure that tha pathways of canals are clean so that water can freely flow out. Although, the repairs can be costly, it is advisable to fix the problems on the irrigation system immediately and replace leaking faucets with new ones. Don’t let your buyer shoulder the expenses in repairing the problems.
Fence it up. Buyers want to feel that they safe and secure while they enjoy and relax inside the house. This is what a fence gives. Building a fence around the house can give a feeling of privacy security. If your fence is not that sturdy anymore, fix it before the buyer sees it.
Basically, home landscaping is cleaning, fixing, and adding a few touches of art to make the yard and house more pleasing to the buyer’s eyes. Remember, you need to make very good first impressions. How can you give that when the facade of the house is not that welcoming? Instead of letting the buyers in, you unintentionally send them away because of how they see the front of your house.
If you are creative enough, then you can think of many ways to impress the buyers. You don’t need to spend too much. Just work on what needs to be repaired right away.
Precy Jane Cabugao is a REALTORS®, a PRC and HLURB Registered Real Estate Professional, and a Founding Member of Filipino Homes. She works as an online marketing director, social media manager, digital marketing trainer and consultant for Leuterio Realty and Brokerage.