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Landscaping Your Backyard — It’s Important! Blog 2

Thursday, August 13th, 2009

LandscapingLandscaping your backyard is very important … we talked about that in the last blog, but did you know that there are a few quick and easy steps that you can follow to ensure that you do not have to hire it out?  Landscaping is something that can be extremely costly and if you are not ready to invest that many, you can definitely do it yourself, all you need to do is get a little elbow grease in there and ensure that you know what you are doing.

Firstly, you want to spend a day trimming and removing overgrown and excessive plants.  That way you will have a fresh and clean start as soon as you remove all of those plants, which is something that everyone wants.  Also, you want to make sure that you get rid of any bushes were trees that might make your home look like a jungle – we all know that we have those.

Next, you want to make sure to spend a few hundred dollars on some plants and flowers that will add in a lot of warmth to your home and it will truly change the look and overall feel of your home!

Landscaping Your Backyard — It’s Important!

Wednesday, August 12th, 2009

landscapingWhen you are trying to sell a home, we all know that it can be a truly difficult thing … after all, it can take a while to be on the market and since the market is so bad right now, you truly have to make the home shine and sing.

That is what backyard landscaping can do for your home.  What many people do not know about landscaping is that it actually reaches it maturity after about six to eight years and after that – you need to thin it and reshape it.

Many people skip over that part and just think that they can get away with only landscaping their backyard every ten years or so – that is simply not the truth.  In the next blog, we are going to explore how your backyard can truly enhance your curb appeal!

Using Landscaping to Improve Your Home: 2

Tuesday, July 14th, 2009

landscaping-2In landscaping, size and scale are both hugely important factors. Idealy, you want all trees and shrubs to be sized to scale. Specifically, you want them to be scaled to your house. The right scale is crucial, because then no doors, windows, or any other important architectural features will be blocked.

Thus, clearly, the size of your house is a very important consideration. If you have a single story home, you want to stay away from shrubs and trees which are two large. For trees, stick to crab apple trees, redbuds, and cherry trees.

Two story homes, on the other hand, are able to handle a lot of large scale trees, such as sycamores, oak trees, redwoods, and things of that nature.

Do not go overboard with the trees, though. You do not want to cast too many shadows, and besides, having a huge number of trees and shrubs may make prospective buyers worry about how much it will cost to maintain the property.

Using Landscaping to Improve Your Home: 1

Monday, July 13th, 2009

landscaping-1It is no secret that, when you are selling your home, landscaping can make an enormous difference. You are marketing something when you are trying to sell, so you want to make the property look as palatable as possible. Thus, of course, the landscape can be a deal maker — or a deal breaker. Naturally the former is the ideal, and there are lots of things you can do to make sure that happens.

First of all, color is very, very important. Vibrant splashes of beautiful color can make all the difference — and it is a great idea to make them complement the current season. In fact, real estate experts recommend changing your landscaping with every season — actually, whether your house is on the market or not.

This may seem tedious and costly, but it really is not, mainly because it is best to use one or two focus points and repeat the theme. In fact, you can choose flowers which bloom in more than one season and make them the leitmotif of your landscaping. Iceberg roses — perhaps in white — with a lovely lavender is a great idea.