Whether you’re looking to sell your home in the near future or just want to add value to your property, undertaking a landscaping project is often win-win. That’s because a modest landscaping investment can result in a significant equity boost for your home.
Here are 5 tips to help increase your home’s value with landscaping:
1. Define the edges of your lawn
Prospective buyers like to see a garden that looks in good shape and is easily maintainable. By mowing your lawn and edging your lawn you will give them the impression that your garden is exactly that.
2. Add some trees
A research paper published back in 2012 looking at how trees affected the value of properties in Perth found that a broad-leafed tree located on a street verge in front of a home can increase the property’s median price by as much as $16,889.
3. Get weeding
As simple as it may sound, weeding your garden can make a big difference when prospective buyers come to look round. Not only does it show that you like to keep your garden in good shape – which can reflect on how they perceive your house – but it also just makes your property appear that bit nicer and more appealing.
4. Add some colour
Bright planters and hanging baskets near your home’s entrances help to make it come across as more inviting. This is especially important when you’ve got people looking around it. The great thing with plant pots and hanging baskets is that you can even take them with you when you move.
5. Fix things that are obviously broken
If you’ve got a stone pathway running through your garden and parts of it are obviously broken (i.e. not part of the rustic effect) get it fixed. New homeowners want as few things to do as possible when they move into a house, so save them some jobs and make them think they are buying a home that needs little to no work from the outset.