3 Tips on building curb appeal with your lawn

Curb appeal is important to any homeowner. Whether you’re having your home valued for a second mortgage or looking to sell to up or downsize, you want your home to wow visitors before they even get to the front door. A great yard and a fantastic lawn are two ways you can achieve that, but here are three ways you can leverage lawn care to improve the value of your home.

1. Love Your Landscape

When your landscaping is tired and unloved, it’s easy to tell. Don’t let a tired old yard or a shabby old lawn hurt your home’s appeal. Invest time and sweat equity in your yard to create a landscape that’s welcoming and has that “wow” factor.

2. Design with Use In Mind

When you landscape your yard, you need to remember who will be using it. If you have a family with small children and a couple of dogs, then a big, lush lawn for ball games and rough and tumble are a must, along with swing sets and a tree house if you can manage it! If you are looking for a quiet meditative space, on the other hand, you may want more Zen garden than jungle gym.

3. Maintain a Lush Lawn

There’s nothing that can help or hurt the appeal of your yard as quickly and easily as a green, lush lawn. It’s like the paint of the landscaping world. A few small changes to your lawn care routine can turn your outdoor space from drab to fab in no time flat.

There’s no denying that landscaping is a great investment, and can have a huge effect on your home value. If you can’t do it yourself, hire a professional. The return on investment is well worth it.

Joseph Mischyshyn [CC BY-SA 2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0)], via Wikimedia CommonsLandscpe