Spring Yard Clean Up

Whether you realize it or not, curb appeal is an important part of your home. Landscaping and outdoor finishes make a huge difference and can help add value to your home if and when you decide to sell. Unlike a new coat of paint, landscaping can take time to plan and implement. Here is a list of some ideas that you can potentially add to your spring list of things to do to freshen up your home.

Landscaping

Adding flower baskets or container plants to a porch, entryway, deck or patio adds color to your home. Concentrate on the areas where guests enter and exit the home as well as any outside entertaining areas.

Adding a new layer of mulch makes plants and shrubs contrast and pop. It also makes gardens and flower beds look clean and tidy.

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Shape any overgrown trees or shrubs. We found an online guide on pruning that might help if you are a gardening novice or need some expert advice.

Other Ideas

Power washing patios, decks and even portions of your home can make a big difference and restore surfaces. If you don’t own one, you can rent it at a home improvement store fairly inexpensively.

To ensure there is adequate lighting at the doors, patios and/or decks you can add small lights to brighten things up. Now there are many options that are solar-powered! Many home improvement stores have these lights that are fairly easy to install. Most landscape companies also offer light installation if you are looking for something a little more dramatic.

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Staining or sealing a deck can not only make the deck look better, but help it last for years to come.

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We hope you enjoy the spring weather. If you have specific questions about the return on investment of certain projects, please reach out. Zach and Carly can give you a sense of how an improvement will impact future buyers whether that is in 2 or 10 years.

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