Improving the Curb Appeal of Your Home If you’re considering selling your home, there’s no shortage of tips and techniques for making your house as attractive as possible to potential buyers. Some can be quite expensive, but some of the best, most visual improvements to your home don’t have to break the bank.

Some of the most dramatic improvements you can make to your property prior to putting it on the market are landscaping-related. Here are several cost-efficient tips for sprucing up your landscaping to get the biggest bang for your buck:

Clean up your yard A simple brisk raking, re-edging beds, and removal of dead leaves, branches, weeds, and dead plants will go a long way in improving the looks of your property.

Create a more layered landscape Think ascending order – start with low plants such as flowers, ivies, and other ground cover. Then add shrubs behind them and taller, ornamental trees behind that. One or two large trees can add a dramatic focal point and much-appreciated shade in hot weather.

Prune existing plants Shaggy shrubs and overgrown trees are a turn-off. Add shape and beauty by trimming uneven growth and too-long, spindly, or weak branches that are overtaking other plants and hiding your home.

Spread fresh mulch Nothing adds a quick shot of freshness, definition, and color like a new layer of mulch to gardens and shrub beds.

Replace old plants Got shrubbery that has overgrown its bed? Have dying or damaged trees that are on their last legs? Get rid of them and replace them with fresh, more appropriately-sized plantings that will fit your landscaping better.

New walkway or steps Entice prospective buyers onto your property with a new stone, brick, or paver walkway and an attractive new entrance to your home in the form of new steps that will improve your entryway.

These are just a few ways to add curb appeal to your home and help ensure that you can maximize your selling price. To learn more about cost-effectively improving your property, or to get a quote on a landscaping project, contact us here at Forever Green Landscaping.