In August, the days are still long and hot, but the nights are starting to cool down.
It’s a perfect time to take a look at your garden, because it can make a big difference in how much money you get for your house.
A nice garden can improve picture quality for online marketing campaigns, which means more people will see your house and be more likely to purchase it.
And what about increasing house value? A well-kept garden can add as much as 5% to your home’s market value!
But don’t worry if you haven’t been keeping up with your gardening this summer—a little TLC now will still have an impact on selling your home next year. Here are some simple tips on getting things back in shape in no time.
Reduce clutter. If your garden has become a catch-all for the junk you don’t know what to do with, it’s time to get rid of it. Clear out old furniture and toys that your kids have outgrown and move them into storage. If you have extra plants or pots sitting around, give them away or put them in your garage sale pile.
-First, water your plants. This can help them bounce back from whatever stress they’ve been through this season.
-Next, prune any dead or dying branches off of trees and shrubs so that they don’t look unkempt.
-Finally, plant some fall flowers and vegetables to give your garden a nice pop of color and fresh produce!
-You can start by removing any dead plants and weeds.
-Next, trim back any overgrown shrubs or bushes that are crowding other plants or taking up too much space in your garden.
-Give trees and perennials a good pruning to make them look their best for fall, then water thoroughly.
The above simple steps are great ways to improve your property listing and value this year. If you have any questions or need assistance, please contact us at any time.