Landscaping Ideas to Increase Your Home’s Value
By: Tanya Torres
Photo by Shaun Montero on Unsplash
Summer is the time of year when everyone is practically outside, relaxing and enjoying the warm weather. However, if your home is not ready for summer then thinking of ways to make it look its best can be overwhelming, especially since summer is right around the corner. If you want to make your home look its best and add value to it then we have some tips ready for you to get you started.
No matter what you are doing, the first thing you will need to do is clean up. If your yard has overgrown weeds and grass all over it then it is definitely time to start removing all the debris, weeds and cutting the grass to make it look its best again. This is the time to start cleaning everything from the area and that includes removing dead plants, pruning overgrown trees, shrubs and cutting low branches. If anything looks broken or rusted in your yard then that will need to be either replaced or cleaned up to make it look brand new too. If you want your home to look its best and you are thinking of selling it then investing time in cleaning up every inch of it will help you get your money back or you might be able to sell it at a higher cost.
Sometimes having to deal with cleaning things on a frequent basis can be irritating and tiring. Instead of spending hours on areas of your home that are extremely high maintenance, choose to make your yard as low maintenance as possible, especially if you are thinking about selling your home. Although you may have a green thumb, your potential buyer might not have one or they are unable to take care of things as much due to work travel, disabilities and so on. To make your home low maintenance, you can install a sprinkler system or an automated soaker hose to cut down your time on having to water outside, plant flowers that bloom every year, avoid adding messy trees and so on.
No one’s neighbors are as friendly as the neighbor on Home Improvement who likes to poke his head over the fence to speak to his neighbors. As a result, adding a privacy fence can be extremely beneficial, especially because everyone wants their privacy and when it feels like someone is watching you or can easily see you in your safe haven then it doesn’t feel too fun having to venture outside anymore. To avoid watching your neighbors go outside and disrupt your peaceful time in nature, you can choose to grow a privacy fence by planting trees and shrubs to block both views into the yards. It is important to keep in mind that if you want this privacy fence to happen as soon as possible then you will have to buy bigger plants rather than waiting for the smaller ones to mature enough to block you from your neighbor’s vision. Keep in mind that it is better to buy different kinds of plants since it reduces the chances of having a pest problem or disease from spreading to the same plants.
Bring the Indoors Outside
Once you feel like you have some privacy back in your backyard then you can proceed to the fun step which is bringing some indoor items outside to crease your outdoor oasis. You can build a fire pit or an outdoor brick oven pizza or buy an outdoor kitchen set to make it a lot more fun when you are grilling outside for parties or small get togethers. You can also add a gazebo with comfortable seating with comfy throw pillows, blankets and even add some twinkle lights to it all.
Everything needs a focal point and that means your backyard oasis will need one too. This can be a fun DIY project for yourself or your family since you can decide to add a Zen garden, pond or buy a fountain, waterfall and more. You can add just about anything to your backyard and make it your focal point and it will not only make you feel calm but it will make your home look extremely appealing while adding to your home’s value. It’s a win/win kind of thing.