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Landscaping to Increase Your Home’s Property Value

by Kevin Smith Author

Landscaping your house well can not only provide immediate benefits, but increase the resale value of your home as well. Here are some ideas and reasons why.

Curb Appeal

The first way your landscaping can help the resale value of the house is by instantly increasing it’s curb appeal. While interior designs change frequently, outdoor staples like an attractive mailbox or secure vinyl fence in Tampa, FL stay consistently popular and valuable.

The appearance of the lawn, more than just the features in it instantly communicates to a potential buyer how the home was cared for. A well manicured and attractive landscape shows them that you care enough to take pride in ownership of the home, and it makes them more willing to buy.

Shade

Another reason that landscaping can make or break a sale is the amount of shade it provides. A well shaded home can save thousands on energy costs every year and that is an attractive bonus to potential buyers.

In order to have the home well shaded in the future you will want to work at it now. It may take several years for trees to achieve their full potential. You should have a well thought out plan for your yard design before you begin planting. A haphazard or disjointed layout could create an aesthetic mess rather than an attractive element. One estimate is that landscaping can increase a home’s value by up to 12 percent, so it is a worthwhile endeavor to get it done and get it right.

Privacy and Security

For those with small children and pets having a secure perimeter around the home can be the deciding factor of whether they buy your home or someone else’s. A fence provides privacy, style, and security. This is a great addition if your home is particularly close to the neighbors or located on a busy street. There are many different types of fencing to choose from, so you should speak with your realtor, HOA, or landscaper to decide which material and style is best for your location.

If you do not have the time to install a vinyl fence in Tampa, FL, you can still spruce up your yard in time for the open house showings. Trim back any overgrown shrubs, make sure the yard is clear of toys and equipment, and keep edges between the lawn and flowerbeds or concrete and other borders clean. Adding fertilizer to the lawn can help fill in bald spots for a more plush look, and give special attention to pathways and walkways that are used most frequently and will be used when showing the home.


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