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How Excellent Landscaping Can Sell a Home By Timmy Ryan

  in Real Estate | Published 2012-06-22 11:12:15 | 52 Reads | Unrated

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Every educated seller and buyer of real estate knows how excellent curb appeal can truly sell a home, but curb appeal is much more than what the home offers itself from the exterior Landscaping adds that extra oomph for sure, and can really make quite a difference if it is designed well with clean l ines and attractive foliage that does not over enhance but gently adds to the natural elements that surrounds the home

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Every educated seller and buyer of real estate knows how excellent curb appeal can truly sell a home, but curb appeal is much more than what the home offers itself from the exterior. Landscaping adds that extra oomph for sure, and can really make quite a difference if it is designed well with clean lines and attractive foliage that does not over enhance but gently adds to the natural elements that surrounds the home. There are many landscaping trends in which to follow no matter if you are getting your home ready to put on the market for sale, or if you are on the lookout for that perfect piec
e of Florida paradise to call home.

If you are preparing your home for a quick and successful sale, do a little research in landscape concept and design before getting started. Check out what’s new in the landscape industry, find out what today’s buyers are looking for, remind yourself that outside living in just as important as inside living to potential buyers, and go from there. Landscape strategies adjust from twelve months to years so be positive when doing research about landscape trends. Creating a budget is next. Don’t go overboard if you can’t afford to create the perfect landscape; be realistic in design and know your parameters financially. Now it’s time to draw your idea of the perfect landscape to get the feel visually of what you would like your property to exude. Don’t worry if you are not the next Michelangelo; it’s important to ‘see’ what your landscape will be like before actually putting yourself into such an endeavor. Don’t forget that drawing not only allows you to add what you want in the design of your landscaping to include outdoor furniture as well, but it also is the time to think about what you want to take away as well. Now is the time to choose what vegetation in which you will incorporate in your landscape design. Visit nurseries, garden centers, and even seek the advice of landscape professionals on which plants are best to use in your design based on their expertise in the field. Shop outdoor living furniture studios too, and select tasteful and simple furniture that can withstand the elements of sunny Southwest Florida.

To assist you along the way, here are just a few tips in regards to today’s real estate trends and tendencies:

- Courtyards

- Inviting backyard patios for entertaining family and friends

- Patios constructed with outside kitchens, complete with barbeque grills, outside living furniture, stone, slate or faux stone planters, water features, pillars

- Create slightly sloping hills, curved pathways and walkways that gracefully wind under trees, arbors, or a meditative garden

Gorgeous garden landscaping is an essential element when designing the best plan for the exterior appeal of the home. It provides a sense that the home is a sanctuary completely removing any thought of stress of modern living. Think color, harmony, uniqueness, and peace. What is inspirational to you? A serene garden with a trickling fountain, gracious trellises that harbor purple Passionvines that are home to gently fluttering butterflies, or maybe it’s a more sophisticated and cleaner look you are going for, with streamlined pots at the entry, abundant and lush low maintenance shrubbery and trees. Preserving these thoughts in your mind will assist in a great layout for your garden which will meet the needs of prospective buyers, which will essentially make you more money on the sale of your home. Also have guidelines in mind and be practical when coming up with a house landscaping style one that meets your requirements and the requirements of the market today. Keep in mind that the planning of the perfect landscape will take some time, and the more time that is spent in the planning stage the more excellent appeal your home will have. Landscaping can go either way as well-it can be as simple as you want or more extravagant; it really depends on what is appropriate for your home and your wants, needs, and desired.

Now that you have your landscape design on paper, it’s time to lay it out on the ground. Chalk out a boundary and then remove whatever vegetation, lawn or tough scape which is in the way. Be confident to continue to keep the plants you like for use later. Dig up the region currently being thorough not to hurt any piping, you just want to get an even area in which you can add sand, ground cover, rocks or paving stones. Don’t forget to call before you dig. Contact your local utility companies and ask them to send out a representative to flag those areas in which cable lines, telephone lines and plumbing lines are underground.

Now it’s time to plant. By this time you should have everything you need from dirt to mulch, to trees, to plants and flowers, and hopefully some help too.

Next, think art! Nothing is more unique than bringing in very cool and artistic pieces that are not only decorative, but are a constant and terrific addition to any patio, property or other style of outdoor space. Deciding on the right piece of outdoor art is important but does not need to be complicated whatsoever. You must take into consideration the scale of the art in relation to the space it will rest in and how it will be positioned in that spot. In some cases an over sized sculpture can work wonders in a tiny area in a garden just as well as putting it a larger section of a garden, which in both cases the piece becomes a focal point in the landscaping.

This last part is the most fun and rewarding. Arrange your outdoor living space putting sitting areas under trees, or create an entertaining area complete with a Tiki bar and firepit. Now you can sit back, enjoy what you have created, and wait for that perfect buyer which won’t take too long!

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