We’ve talked about curb appeal and how it can help attract potential buyers to your home and even add value to your property. Not to be forgotten however, the backyard deserves a closer look as you prepare to sell your home. Go beyond a basic clean-up job and get creative with landscaping and outdoor living spaces to give your backyard plenty of appeal all on its own.
Outdoor living spaces need not be relegated to a deck. Extending or adding in a new patio is an easy way to add comfort and style to any backyard. Patio landscaping offers a wide range of possibilities, including where you set them.
Do you have an old flower bed which has seen better days? Incorporate paver stones or fill it in with bricks to create an additional sitting area in your yard.
Set spaces apart with low walls, which can also double as extra bench seating for entertaining. Add solar lighting around your yard as well; outdoor lighting is always a plus. The benefits of mulch are multiple, including fewer weeds, less watering and healthier soil. Consider adding in mulch bark around patios, flower beds and walkways as another way to delineate space.
Incorporating unique landscape features will give your property a fresh new look and add to the tranquility many seek in the backyard. Water features such as a pond or fountain add in a sense of drama while providing an ideal place to relax. Adding a built-in fire pit extends your outdoor living space and provides a great place to entertain throughout summer evenings. Consider less lawn and more ornamental plants and grasses along walkways and around sitting areas. Utilizing local plants throughout your yard makes for easier maintenance.
If you’ve left your backyard to its own devices, consider a full landscaping update. A well-maintained garden and yard offers a strong appeal to many homebuyers. If you’re concerned about the extra upkeep of additional plants, using raised flowerbeds is not only a great way to keep your garden in check, they add an architectural element which can make your backyard stand out, an excellent listing feature to include when it’s time to sell.
Find more ideas for backyard landscaping with this Houselogic article. When you’re ready to sell your home, let me be your experienced Realtor®. My team and I are here to help you succeed through the entire process. Please contact me, Doug Tucker, directly. You can give us a call at (973) 539-6300, or send an email at Tucker@dougtucker.com, and we’ll be happy to answer any questions you have.