Increase Your Home Value By Making These Simple Changes To Your Yard

Increase Your Home Value By Making These Simple Changes To Your Yard
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    Increasing home value is desirable, yet sometimes the options seem overwhelming.

    One simple way to begin is with what everyone sees first.

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Why not work on your yard, and make some changes and upgrades that substantially impact your home’s value? Read on for some helpful tips about where to begin.

Diversity

Balance trees with shrubs, and create various and intentional groupings and areas of interest. Incorporate native plants and encourage local butterflies and wildlife to thrive as well. You can even add patio furniture or a simple bench on your porch to make the area more inviting and look better. Try to use different colors and plants for the best set up.

Design

Put some thought into your landscaping design, rather than haphazardly planting trees, shrubs and flowers. There are plenty of free and low cost landscaping classes held at greenhouses and libraries, as well as a wide variety of books on landscaping available at your local library. As you design, be sure that you will have color representation during all four seasons of the year. You may even want to enlist the services of a professional to design a detailed and manageable plan.

Clean up

It is vital to remove trees that have become too large, old, diseased or that have dead patches. Also, it is essential to keep up with the pruning of younger trees, and to weed and mulch. If your deck is old and rotting, clean it up and put a new coat of sealant on it.

Outdoor Seating Areas

Create an outdoor oasis that feels like an extension of the luxury of indoor living space, combined with the natural feel and beauty of the outdoors. If you don’t already have a patio, consider putting in a wooden deck. At the very least, create an area where landscaping and outdoor furniture is arranged in a manner that suggests a separate outdoor lounging or entertaining area. Include outdoor lighting to maintain safety standards and to keep your friends and family members safe.

Tend to your grass lawn

A plush and well kept green lawn has a peaceful and appealing look. Keeping up with this look may involve using compost and fertilizers, frequently mowing and providing your lawn with adequate hydration. This water can be provided in a variety of methods, including sprinkler systems.

Add a Fence

Fences offer many advantages, including safety and privacy benefits. These perks are very valuable for not just the dollar amounts, but also for peace of mind. There are many designs to choose from for a look that compliments the rest of your home.

Whether you are making simple chargers to your yard with the intent to sell your home, or whether you are simply looking to increase your property value, landscaping changes are the way to go. A carefully tended yard infers a carefully tended interior.

Anita is a freelance writer from Denver, CO and often writes about business, home, finance and education. A mother of two, she enjoys traveling with her family when she isn’t writing. Informational credit to Arborcare Tree Service Ltd.

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