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Landscaper Tips for Selling Your Home

Updated on April 17, 2017

If you are considering putting your home on the market, then perhaps one of the actions you should take is talking to a landscaper. After all, one of the first aspects of a home people will notice the yard. But, perhaps you are wondering why a landscaper should be called in. Isn’t landscaping nothing more than having the lawn mowed and a few trees and shrubs?

While that could be argued as being enough, there is much more to having that eye-catching lawn than green grass and bushes! So, even if you are not one skilled at the art of horticulture, having a lawn that healthy and engaging will go long a way towards enticing a potential buyer to become the new resident. So, what kinds of actions might a landscaper suggest? Here are just a few:

11 Landscaper Tips for Curb Appeal

  • Add large plant containers to your porch or deck then plant bright welcoming flowers. Some ideas are geraniums, mums, pansies, or any tropical flowers.
  • If you already have trees and shrubbery in your yard, go get some mulch and add more. This shows off the plants themselves and make a nice contrast between grass and the plants.
  • Think about the exterior of your home and add some colorful annuals to enhance it.
  • Take time to shape or prune shrubbery. If you are not sure how to do this, contact a local landscaper.
  • If you have any water features, from bird baths to waterfalls, take time to clean out any algae and clean filters so that the water is clean and clear.
  • If you have planted an any flowers, consider getting small plant labels – your local garden center will have a variety of these or you can custom make some as a simple DIY project – and identifying the name of each plant.
  • If you have any paved pathways in your landscape, consider power washing them to make them stand out.
  • Add a few evergreens, if your yard doesn’t already contain them. Evergreens ensure there is color in the yard, even during the winter months. However, do not add in fruit trees as not every new home owner wants the job of taking care of them!
  • Also, don’t spend money buying all mature plants. Perhaps a few if you have an area you wish to camouflage but otherwise, keep it simple.
  • Consider adding fencing – be it for decorative purposes only or to add some privacy. After all, you might not mind seeing your neighbor’s yard but that doesn’t mean the new homeowners are good with it.
  • Add a focal point for the yard. It might be a garden area, a bench seat under a tree, or some other feature, but by having a focal point you add interest and life to the landscape.

Creating the perfect landscape is one of the best ways to help sell your home sooner rather than later. If you have question about your region, what types of plant will do best or any other yard topics, talk to a local landscaper and listen to what they recommend. You will be glad you did.

Many websites provide additional information on the topic of landscaping. One such site worth visiting is

Janet Slagell independently authors articles for WebDrafter, Inc. for search engine marketing. The views and opinions expressed in this article are those solely of the author, and not of any other person, company or organization. No guarantee or warranty, express or implied, is made regarding the accuracy, fitness, or use of the content herein.


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