Landscaping Can Decrease Your Home's Time on the Market


 Curb appeal plays a definitive part in capturing not only the eye but the heart of a prospective home buyer especially when they've got their eyes locked on a mortgage calculator and scrutinizing what makes your home "valuable". When it's the right time to sell your home, never underestimate the importance of a neatly landscaped exterior. According to the president of the Appraisal Institute, "If a landscaping change is positive, it can often enhance price and reduce a home's time on the market."

Landscaping includes several elements, from the lawn to the trees, flower beds, shrubs, container plants, and water features. It also can include pathways, decks, patios, and outdoor lighting. When you're selling home, the landscaping cannot be overlooked.

Mow and Trim

A long, scraggly-looking lawn does nothing for a home's curb appeal. Overgrown grass presents the overall feeling of neglect, and that's the last emotion you want prospective homebuyers to experience at a showing. The first and simplest way to improve your place's buyer appeal is to make sure the lawn is mowed and all the trimming has been completed.

Note: If it's autumn, keep the lawn raked. If buyers see a lawn full of leaves, they'll be thinking of all the time they'll have to spend raking.

Revive Plant and Flower Beds

 

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Dead or wilting plants should be removed. When getting ready for that first home showing, it's the perfect time to remove any plants you wish to transplant into beds at your new home. Home sellers should remove plants they want to keep before prospective buyers see the home. If you plan to remove anything after, the home seller needs to inform the buyer which plants may be removed.

Clear the beds of all weeds. Add fresh plants and/or flowers to revive any bed that looks drab and neglected.

Clean Up Mulch and Rock

Messy mulch doesn't make a good impression on home buyers. Make sure all mulch is neatly in place and replace any old, discolored mulch with new. If you have rock, it also may need a bit of attention. Rake it neatly and be sure no straggler rocks are about in the grassy areas of the landscape.

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Replacing your existing mulch with rock may not offer a high enough ROI (return-on-investment) when selling the home. Be sure to carefully calculate the expense, labor, and how much it may add to the value of the home upon selling.

Cut Back Trees and Shrubs

Removing dead wood from trees, bushes, and shrubs is another good start to improving the overall look of the landscape. You can sign up for a recurring tree service that will trim back any branches that obscure views from the home or detract from the exterior's beauty. Same goes for shrubs and bushes.

Freshen Water Features

Water features capture the attention of homebuyers as they tour your property. Fountains, ponds, and other water features should be free from algae and any odors. If you have a fountain or waterfall that doesn't work, consider having it repaired and fully operational before the first showing.

Make a Colorful Impact with Containers

<p>An inexpensive and easy way to add pops of color to your landscape is with containers. Ideal for plants and flowers, you can place colorful containers in the mulch or rock of an existing flower bed, on a deck or patio, flanking a garage, or on the porch.</p>

Power Wash Paths and Other Surfaces

A good power washing of the home's walkways, paths, and other concrete surfaces can make the exterior quickly look fresh and new. Power washing  removes moss and mold from concrete plus dirt from between joints. It's like giving your home an instant facelift.

Don't forget to do the stairs and consider giving the driveway a cleaning as well, especially if it's been stained by birds and berries. Use caution and a gentler setting with washing any painted surface, as the force of the water can remove the paint.

With a little bit of work you can revamp your home's landscaping and have it ready to impress prospective homebuyers. A clean and well maintained landscape has the potential to add value to the overall property and help with anxiety by decreasing the time that it's on the market.

Why All Nashville Businesses with Foliage Need Our Services

”It Looks Pretty, But It Sure is a Lot of Work!”

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These words have been said by a number of our customers when they first reach out to us to take care of their business’ lawn and tree care. The majority of businesses, when first being constructed, love to plant a load of trees and have beautiful, fresh, green sod laid down upon the earth which encompasses their building. Yet some businesses do not realize five years from now, those trees which may have seemed to be the perfect aesthetic to their landscaping have become quite the burden.

This is where we come in with our services! We love helping businesses, big and small, with all of their lawn and tree care needs. Read on to discover how we can help your business maintain its professional appearance. Whether you’re a call center, a startup, an agency, a medical professional, or anything in between; we’re here to take the burden off of you and allow your customers to see what a beautiful landscaping job looks like!

No Worries About Being Locked into Contracts

As a business owner, you most likely deal with contracts all day and when it comes to your lawn service, you probably don’t want the anxiety of being locked into a deal. We understand this and that is why we have a no contract policy where our services are offered to you on a no-commitment basis.

This allows you to have peace of mind and appreciate our services knowing we’re always going to give you the best effort possible to ensure we keep you as a customer. All of our contracts are straight-forward with no hidden fees whatsoever and we take great pride in honoring that fact. We treat our customers the way we want to be treated, and it shows.

Innovative Billing Systems

More often than not, you’ll encounter lawn and tree care companies who seem to be a bit behind the times, especially when it comes to billing practices. Gone are the days of paper bills, mailed to you by snail-mail.

We’ve embraced technology in our business model and offer our extremely efficient, paperless billing option to ensure you have the most efficient and easiest method to pay your bill. Our customers appreciate this and we appreciate our customers!

Reduce Your Liability for Your Patrons

Tree stumps can poise a huge risk for your customers. With our stump grinding and stump removal services, you won’t have to worry about one of your valued customers tripping and falling when walking to their car.

We take great care to ensure all ground is leveled off after grinding and removing the stump to ensure you’re not liable for an injury if a customer were to trip and fall in the area where the large tree was once located. This is a crucial component of landscaping for businesses and we always enjoy making your place of business safer.

Speaking of Liability…

Have you noticed a hanging tree limb on your property and are worried about it potentially falling down and crashing onto a customer’s car, or worse, onto the customer themselves?

With our tree-trimming services, you can rest assured we’ll take all necessary precautions to reduce risk, remove the affected tree limbs, and have your trees in tip-top shape where they no longer pose a risk to property or customers.

Contact Us!

We hope you’ve enjoyed reading about how we can help reduce liability for your business, improve the appearance of your business, and have you well on your way to having one less thing to worry about in your busy day. Feel free to contact us for a quote and we’ll happily respond as soon as possible. Looking forward to hearing from you soon!

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