When most people think about raising the value of their home, they instantly consider what home improvement projects they could take on for the interior of their home. However, doing some improvement on the exterior of your home can also help you pad the resale value of your home in addition to improving your curb appeal.
To show you how you can most effectively do both of these things, here are three ways you can boost your home value through landscaping.
Strive For A Mature Look
One thing that home buyers are always looking for is a home that looks like it’s mature and settled in the area. To help your home get this type of look, you’re going to want to make it appear like you’ve spent years cultivating your yard and garden areas.
To do this, Cam Merritt, a contributor to SFGate.com, recommends taking steps that will give your garden a more mature nature. This can be done by planting mature trees, having a flourishing garden, and strategically placing flowers or bushes on your property. When a buyer sees these things, they’ll notice just how well taken care of your property looks and will subconsciously connect the home on your property to being just as well taken care of as your landscaping, which can work wonders for boosting the overall value of your home.
Wash Everything Down
While this doesn’t require changing or adding anything to your property, giving everything a good washing before it’ll be shown is a great way to make your property appear more beautiful and, therefore, potentially be worth more.
According to HGTV, the best way to wash everything down is to use a power-washer on any of your hard surfaces. This should include things like your driveway, the siding of your home, and outbuildings you may have, and your deck or porch. Just make sure, however, that any surface you take the power-washer to will be able to withstand the moisture and force behind the power-washer, or you could wind up with even more problems than you had to begin with.
Make Things Low-Maintenance
Although home buyers want to purchase a property that looks beautiful, most of them don’t want to purchase a property that looks like it’s going to be too much work for them to maintain on their own. As a result, making the exterior of your home look low-maintenance can be a great perk for some buyers that would encourage them to pay more for your property.
To accomplish this look, Gina Vaynshteyn, a contributor to Apartment Therapy, recommends doing things like installing an irrigation system that will automatically take care of all the watering of any landscaping you have.
If you’re wanting to boost the value of your home, consider using the tips mentioned above to take care of this using the landscaping of your home.