There is a long to do list when it comes to selling your home. In addition to listing the home with a local real estate professional, you also have to thoroughly clean the house and make any necessary repairs. Additionally, designing and keeping a naturally healthy lawn can also increase your selling price and selling time. Keep these landscaping tips in mind as you prepare to sell your home.
Keep it low maintenance
Although you want a lawn that is beautiful and increases the curb appeal of your home, you do not want something that will overwhelm buyers. Buyers will consider their ability to keep up with the organic lawn care and if it is too much, this could prevent them from purchasing the house. Turf grass is a great low maintenance option that is also cost efficient and beneficial to the yard. Turf grass helps control pollution, trapping much of an estimated 12 million tons (10.9 million metric tons) of dust and dirt released annually into the US atmosphere.
Increase the entertainment factor
Home buyers want to imagine themselves enjoying their outdoor space. Increase the entertainment factor of your yard to increase buyer demand. You can do this by adding additional seating, putting up lots of lights, and using organic lawn care products that make the yard safe and comfortable. For added extras, consider a sound system or built in outdoor games. Imagine the amenities that would allow you to enjoy the yard more and potential buyers are likely to enjoy those same extras.
Keep optimal curb appeal in mind
Curb appeal is the first thing that buyers notice when looking at a potential home. When they drive up to the house for the first time, they will notice things like the exterior of the house, the organic lawn care design, and the surrounding bushes, plants, and flowers. Keep the exterior of your house cleaned, the grass regularly watered, and keep up with regular lawn care services, at least during the selling process.
You can also achieve a greener looking lawn with turf grass. In a well maintained, thick 10,000 square foot (929 meters) lawn, there will be 6 turf plants per square inch (25.4 millimeters), 850 turf plants per square foot (30.45 meters) for a total of 8.5 million turf plants. Your front yard, depending on the size, may have more or fewer turf plants. The best way to keep up with the turf grass is to water them on a strict and regular schedule and to use organic lawn care products when needed.
Highlight lawn care advantages
Many home buyers will inquire about the utility costs of a home. If they are upgrading, for example, they may wonder what the heating and cooling in a place of that size costs. You can highlight and reduce monthly utility costs with carefully planned landscaping. The front lawns of eight average houses have the cooling effect of about 70 tons (68 metric tons) of air conditioning, while the average home size central air has only a 3 to 4 ton capacity (2.7 to 3.9 metric tons).
You want to make your house look and work well during the home selling process. Potential home buyers will be analyzing and evaluating every aspect of your home, interior, and exterior. The landscaping specifically will play an important part a buyer?s decision to make an offer, and what that offer might be. With these home selling landscaping tips, you can ensure that your lawn is ready for the pickiest of home buyers.