Tips abound for sprucing up the interior of a home before it goes on the market, as well as getting the exterior into shipshape, ready-to-sell mode. But what about the landscape? If yard care and gardening are not your thing, you may need a little guidance as you wonder how a potential buyer might react to your less-than-inspired landscaping.
Now that you're seriously wanting to attract attention to your home among Mansfield homes for sale, there are a few landscaping tricks that can turn heads of potential buyers without you having to break the bank—or break into too much of a sweat to get things presentable. Our REALTORS® can make additional recommendations if need be. Let's start with one of the most basic landscaping tasks, but one that can make a real difference.
There's an art to edging. It's more than just whacking away at grass and weeds. If it's not done correctly, trees can be wounded and develop diseases, turf can be mangled, and border plantings destroyed.
A nicely edged border along a garden bed adds a refined touch to the landscape. Clean, smooth lines show that the homeowner cares about the details, and can help build confidence that a property has been well cared for. Good edging also creates a frame around the flowerbeds that subtly draws attention to the plantings and displays them at their best.
Well-edged sidewalks and curbs also show finesse, when compared to careless edging that digs an ever-widening trench between asphalt and turf.
Whether you're doing the honors with the edger yourself or instructing a yard service how you want it done, hone a few of these techniques, and you'll be amazed at the difference they make.
A nicely landscaped yard is just one way to gain an edge over the competition when selling your Mansfield home. Our experienced real estate agents know many others. Contact us today.