Will Landscaping Increase My Home Value?

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Will Landscaping Increase My Home Value?

Are you interested in increasing your South Denver home value with landscaping?

We recently had the chance to hear from a local landscape company about what homeowners can do to increase the value of their home on the outside.  We thought that we would pass along the tips!

First, the most obvious (but most overlooked) item to is to just clean up the yard.  Make sure the weeds Landscaping Needing Helpare pulled, the bushes and trees are trimmed and the grass is green.  We have run into several clients who say that they are too busy to maintain a yard, but it really does pay off in the long run! If you are
having sprinkler problems, get them repaired. Hire a neighborhood teenager to do the yard for you if needed.

Second, this is kind of gross, but clean up any pet waste.  Nothing can spoil the look of a yard faster than poop!

The third tip is to clean up additional items around the yard.  Old playsets that don’t work aren’t attractive and if you’re trying to sell your house, the buyer won’t want to inherit a playset that isn’t fit to use.  The landscaper also suggested eliminating “happy crap” in the yard – you know, the lawn ornaments that tend to take over a yard.  One or two are fine, but when your eye is going to all of the “happy crap” and not the yard, that’s not a good thing.  If your yard has a water feature that doesn’t work (another thing that we hear a lot), make sure you either get it broken fenceworking or remove it.  Fence problems?  Hire a handyman to fix any rotting boards. Same thing for downspouts.  They are often dented or not usable.  Make sure to fix them!

The final tip is to add color to the yard.  If it’s Spring or Summer, add some flowers.  If it’s Fall or Winter, evergreens in pots are always a nice feature. They don’t have to be in the ground, but could simply be in pots.  Freshen up the mulch in the yard – it’s amazing what it can do for the appearance!

Karen & Company REALTY is a boutique real estate firm specializing in South Denver.  We have been the #1 agent in Parker, CO for resale homes in 2013, 2014 & 2015.  We also have been the #1 agent in Stonegate for over the last nine years! Contact us with any real estate need that you might have at www.SouthDenverDigs.com or 303-798-2290.

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