Importance of proper landscaping prior to selling your home

    Any top Orange County realtor knows that one of the keys to success with selling any home is landscaping but sadly many Orange County home owners fail to take the advice of their real estate agent when it comes landscaping and their homes stay on the market for longer than they should.

    Landscaping Curb Appeal Tips

    The first step to planning a great landscape that has curb appeal is to hire an Orange County landscape design company like Signature Landscape in Mission Viejo to give your home’s landscape a fresh perspective. If you are unable to hire a landscape designer at this time you can still give your Orange County home a freshly landscaped look by doing the following:

    Lawn – Mow & edge your lawn then reseed plus fertilize areas of your lawn where there isn’t any grass growing. After you’ve fertilized just make sure that you water your lawn at least once a day in the early morning hours or late afternoon to insure that the soil stays moist and the grass grows.

    Shrubs – Cut back any shrubs or bushes from your home and minimize them as much as possible. This step will help to make your lawn and garden seem bigger and make a potential home owner feel like it has more space than it does.

    Add Color – Before you show your house for the first time stop by your local garden center and buy some new flowers to plant in your garden. Prospective home owners will love the new flowers and adding color to drab parts of your garden will make it seem less boring.

    Clean, Clean, Clean

    Aside from pruning, seeding and planting, spend a day with a power washer and clean your driveway plus any stepping stones that lead from your house to the garden. This step will help to get rid mold, mildew, dirt, grim and help to make those areas outside your home look new again.

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