Spring Landscaping Tips to Sell Your Home Faster

flowers at entryway for curb appealSpring is the busiest season for north Atlanta real estate, so if you are thinking of putting your north Fulton or Cobb County home on the market, it’s important to make the most of the season with smart landscaping.

Blooming flowers, green grass, full trees, and warmer weather make spring the optimal time to show your home off in its very best light. To take advantage of the season, check out these landscaping tips for sellers.

Tidy up

Your first priority should be getting your yard looking neat and tidy. Clear out any debris that has accumulated over the fall and winter, like dead leaves and branches. Cut the lawn regularly and use an edger around flower beds and walkways. 

Add mulch or pine straw

Refresh the mulch or pine straw in your yard to give your landscaping a quick rejuvenation. While it may seem like an afterthought, fresh mulch will help your plantings stand out and communicates that you keep up with the maintenance of your home.

Prune where needed

Prune your trees and shrubs, especially if they are encroaching on walkways. Ragged, overgrown trees or dead branches are a clear sign of neglect, which is the opposite of what you want potential buyers to think when they visit your home.

Add color

Take full advantage of spring by adding some beautiful pops of color to your yard with flowers. Annuals are inexpensive and can make a huge difference in your home’s curb appeal, especially when used strategically. Stick to a limited color scheme of 1-3 colors that complement your home, and use them to draw attention to features like the entry walkway and front door.

Play up your outdoor spaces

Use flower beds and planters to create a vibrant first impression in your front yard, as well as to accentuate outdoor living spaces. Spruce up your porches, patio, deck, and pool area with plants, and consider adding some welcoming touches like outdoor cushions on your porch swing or a lantern on the patio dining set.

With regular basic lawn maintenance and a few special touches, your home will look fantastic and be ready to make a big impression on potential home buyers. If you’re ready to sell your home, contact Barry Wolfert and Lisa Wrenn today. We specialize in the north Atlanta real estate markets of Cobb County and north Fulton County, so if you are selling a Marietta, Roswell, Alpharetta, Kennesaw, or Smyrna home, give us a call!

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