Your home is one of the most expensive purchases you’ll ever make in your lifetime, so you should take care of it. Simple improvements will largely increase the look and estimated value of your house.
Lawn and Garden
Cleaning up the lawn and garden is one of the easiest ways to spruce up the outside of your home. Your lawn and garden are the first thing a passerby will see upon approaching your property – make sure that the first impression is a good one.
Whether you’re seeding new grass, top-dressing, or trying to fix brown spots on the lawn, Adams Landscape Supply has a blog for that. Making sure your lawn is lush and green is a relatively easy way to entice onlookers, and we’ve made it easy!
Check out our previous blogs on lawn care to help get your lawn lush and green
- Picking the Right Type of Grass Seed for Your Lawn
- What are These Brown Spots on My Lawn and How Do I Fix Them?
- Spring Lawn Maintenance
- Growing Grass – Spreading Seed
- Time to Top-dress and Seed!
- Grass Seed Mixes – Varieties Explained
While the lawn may draw people to your home, the garden is what will make them want to stay. Even if you lack a green thumb, there are a few easy ways to enhance your garden without breaking the bank – or your back.
A fresh coat of mulch will bring life back into your garden. Ensure that the mulch is applied at least 3” thick to provide real benefits to your garden, not just aesthetic appeal. Finish it up with a few seasonal flowers from your local garden centre and your garden will look good as new.
For a more modern, very maintainable look, aggregates can be put in place of mulch. This unique look will entice buyers with its low-maintenance and can be enhanced by perennial plants from your local garden center.
Updating or adding outdoor lighting to your home – to the porch or along the walkway – adds elegance to your home that is sure to attract attention. Without properly chosen and placed landscape lighting, your beautiful landscape literally disappears at night fall. Make the most of your investment, and hard-work, by prolonging the enjoyment of your yard.
Not only does outdoor lighting increase the aesthetic appeal of your home, it also increases its safety and value. A well-lit front yard reduces chances of burglary and trespassing and decreases probability of accidents such as tripping. Properly installed landscape lighting will automatically increase the value of your home.
A simple stone or interlocking paver walkway is a cost-effective way to add charm to the entrance of your home. However, ensure you do it right the first time, otherwise buyers will just see the walkway as an additional cost to fix, reducing the value of your home. If you’re not a landscaper yourself, check out our 5 Effective Tips for Selecting a Landscaper for your Garden.
Driveways are a big project, but they’re also a big part of your home’s curb appeal. You have two options when it comes to revitalizing an old driveway.
First, for less severe cases, sealing the driveway with an acrylic sealer will provide colour enhancement with a glossy finish to freshen up an old driveway.
Second, for more severe cases, you may want to look into redoing your driveway with interlocking pavers. Their durability will be sure to add long term value to your home.
Stone veneer is a unique option that can change the entire look of your home. By installing either stone veneer pieces or panels to the existing outer walls of your home, you can achieve the look of an updated house without the cost of one.