How to Improve your Home’s Curb Appeal when Selling.


Every house has a personality, therefore, the surrounding landscape has its own personality, especially out front. The look of the front landscape gives a first impression about who lives there and this affects the value at which you sell your home. There are many gardening and landscaping ideas to curb appeal. There are formal gardens, prairie gardens, cottage gardens and everything in between. Neglected curb appeal can greatly cut the value of your home. Clumsy landscaping can make it hard to sell your home because it makes a bad first impression.

Maximizing your front landscape and garden curb appeal will go a long way in impressing the new owners. They say don’t judge a book by its cover but, when it comes to buying homes, image is everything. People looking to buy a home are drawn to colorful gardens with flowers and neat landscape with nicely trimmed grass. Therefore, it is important to invest in a good gardening and landscape contractor to improve your curb appeal before you sell your home. If you don’t want to hire a contractor, there are many ways to improve curb appeal on your own. Curb appeal doesn’t just mean pulling out weeds and cleaning up your front yard. It means getting down and dirty to improve attractability to sell your home.

Here are some tips to improve your curb appeal

Building a tree bench

If you have a tree in the front or back yard, why not build a tree bench. Kids would love to sit and play there. Even adults can enjoy the coziness of sitting under a tree drinking some iced tea. A tree bench hides those exposed roots and missing grass at the base of the tree. A tree bench makes the compound look modern and homey.

Container gardens

The key to container gardens is boldly colored containers and tropical plants. These containers can be neatly arranged on the walkway which give it a welcoming look.

New planting bed

This is a great way to curb appeal to the walkway, front yard and along driveways. A planting bed gives the home exterior contrast and color. Plant different shades of flowers to make it eye-catching and appealing.

Winding path

Create a winding path with boxwood hedges on your front or back yard to add charm to your yard. Another way is to create foliage to your garden borders to create interest even when nothing is blooming yet.

Renewing your lawn

This means pulling out weeds and putting in new grass if need be. Renewing your lawn means making sure to water it every day and to make sure you cut it. A well take care of lawn is a well taken care of home. It improves the value to sell your home.

If you’re looking for the help of a licensed landscape professional in South Lake Tahoe you can contact J.Dozier Landscaping at 530-318-0292 or


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