It is common for home sellers to focus more on upgrades inside their homes, rather
than outside before listing them for sale. However, upgrading your home’s landscape
will boost its curb appeal and add value to your home. It also could
save you money on your utilities bills, too, which is a plus for potential buyers!
Boosting Curb Appeal
You do not need to spend a fortune on your landscaping to experience a return on your
investment. It is recommended to spend around 10 percent of the value of your home
on landscaping projects. However, if your budget is tight, there are things you can do to
improve your home’s curb appeal without breaking the bank, including:
• Improving the appearance of your lawn by removing leaves, pulling weeds and
keeping it mowed.
• Keep your lawn fertilized and well-watered to make it as lush and green as
• Plant flowers and flowering shrub to add color to your landscape.
Did You Say Save Money?
Yes, depending on the type of landscaping work you have done. According to the U.S.
Department of Energy, by strategically planting three trees on your property, you could
save up to $250 a year on heating and cooling costs. Trees provide a natural windbreak
and shade, which makes them suitable for saving you or your potential buyers money
Projects to Consider
When selecting a project, you will want to consider its possible return on investment.
Here are a few projects that can help you sell your home faster and put more money in
• Renovate your lawn
• Add a deck or patio to your home
• Update worn-out existing basics, like walkways, faded front doors and shrubs
Planning to sell your home? Contact Victor’s Landscaping to improve your home’s curb
appeal so sells faster and at a better price.