We’ve all heard of the term “curb appeal” when watching our favourite home renovation shows or even from our real estate agents.  Does your home already have that curb appeal, or is it time to make your front yard more attractive?

Residential landscaping is a way to add value to your home, whether you’re preparing to sell or just want your yard looking its best. A well-landscaped home can add between $16,500 to $38,100 in value on a $300,000 home. But to maximize the resale value, there are certain factors to keep in mind when planning your landscaping project. Here are a few of the most important ones.

Understand the Importance of Proper Landscaping

We all make minor cosmetic changes to the inside of our homes, like painting, changing fixtures or adding new carpeting. The same should be done to our outdoor spaces, as well.

The changes don’t need to be huge to be impressive! Affordable and straightforward upgrades can include mulching the garden, putting in a stone walkway, or repaving the driveway.

Start with a Complete Plan

When beginning the landscaping process, it’s important to come up with a plan first. A coherent plan will help you avoid mistakes in the positioning of trees and plants or planting flowers and shrubs in the wrong areas.

Landscaping shouldn’t be piecemeal but instead should look organized, presenting your yard and home as harmonious with one another.

Consider Softscaping

Softscaping is a method of real estate landscaping that involves planting trees, shrubs, and flowers to add different colours, textures, and heights to your garden and yard. The addition of these and other plants makes your property more visually appealing to passers-by and potential home-buyers while increasing the value of your home.

Mulching is one way to give your garden a fresh appearance and keep weeds to a minimum, but what about the flowers? Choose flowers that will add pops of colour. Annuals like pansies, black-eyed Susans, cosmos, and petunias are inexpensive and bloom for a long time.

Manicure for Best Results

If you’re manicuring your lawn, you’re going beyond a simple mow to include edging and trimming, too. Potential home-buyers will notice that you care about the small details along your driveway, walkways, and garden beds and that you’ve gone that extra mile and practice diligent landscaping habits.

The best results happen when good lawn care is upheld through mowing, raking, fertilizing, and aerating your yard. Although it does take extra work to maintain a well-kept lawn, the results can provide a substantial return on your investment.

Whether you’re looking to sell your home or want to add to its already existing beauty, we are here for you! Please contact us today for a consultation, and together, we will make your property look extra amazing.