Your yard is a key part of your home’s curb appeal, and for would-be buyers, it provides clues (whether accurate or not) about how well you’ve cared for the home.
If you’re on a limited budget and need to buy and plant strategically, begin by approaching your home from the street to the front door. What areas do you notice first? What might potential buyers be immediately attracted to or disappointed by? What details can be improved upon with materials or supplies you already own?
Focus on simple projects you can do yourself. Plant climate-appropriate perennials that add beauty year after year, design clean borders filled with mulch, and prune existing trees and shrubbery.
New trees and shrubbery not only will freshen the look of your home, they also will help prevent erosion, slow storm-water runoff, filter pollutants, offer shade in the summer, and provide a home for small wildlife.
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