Landscaping services are critical when you’re planning to sell your home. You only get one chance to make a first impression, and when that impression translates directly into dollars in your pocket, you definitely want to make a good one.
When doing home improvements with the intention of selling your home, some get you a higher return on investment than others. You can see when you look at the cost-vs-value report from Remodeling magazine that many of the improvements with the highest values are ones you can see from the street, like front doors and garage doors.
You can definitely see landscaping from the street. In fact, if you’re looking to sell and have limited funds, you should concentrate your landscaping services budget in the front yard, and just make sure the back yard is nice and tidy.
3 Big Landscaping Services
Some of the most often requested landscaping services include weed control, mulching and adding color.
A bedraggled-looking front lawn dotted with dandelions and buttercups is not going to net you a high profit on your home. A few visits from a professional landscaping service should get your weeds under control, and start your lawn’s transformation into a lush, green carpet.
Mulching shows that your home and yard are taken care of. The purpose of mulching is to keep weeds down and help the soil retain moisture, but most people opt to use it because it looks nice. New mulch has a bright color and fresh scent that improves the appearance of any landscape. If it gets dull in the hot Utah sun, just get a thin, fresh coating sprinkled on top — it’s like a little whitewash for the garden!
Brighten Up Your Yard
Any home or even commercial businesses looks better with some bright, colorful flowers out front. They don’t have to be fancy or expensive — just look around your city or town and you’ll notice more often than not it’s petunias and impatiens planted in pots outside of buildings.
You don’t have time to wait for a rhododendron to take root and blossom, you need added color now. An easy way to achieve the look you want is with hanging baskets of flowers. They’re already in bloom and you don’t even need to lift a shovel.
If you don’t have a front porch or a good hanging spot, put some decorative pots of flowers out front on the stairs or walkway.
Spend Wisely with Landscaping Services
Some experts say you should spend 10 percent of your home’s value on landscaping services before you sell, and you could net anywhere from 100 to 1,000 percent return on your investment.
If the job of transforming your front yard while you’re trying to sell your house and pack up your belongings seems daunting, call Earthworks Landscaping. Just tell us what your budget is, and we can show you what you can do to boost your curb appeal immensely with landscaping services.