If you are thinking of putting your home up for sale, hold on before you plant that for sale sign. It’s no secret that curb appeal is an important element and it’s often one of the deciding factors when browsing for houses for sale.
If you really want to boost your home’s value as much as possible and make an impression at the same time, plant these popular flowers and shrubs to increase your curb appeal and boost your sales price.
Hydrangeas are easy to grow and offer you great value for money. They are beautiful when they bloom and need little care, making them a great option for any homeowner. They usually prefer the morning sun and afternoon shade. A tip to remember: if you plant these hydrangeas to cover up unsightly foundation, leave a few feet of room between the house and the plants to give them space to spread out.
Although roses aren’t specifically attractive in the winter, not to mention the fact that they often need pruning when in bloom, some of them can be really low-maintenance and particularly beautiful to have. Homeowners appreciate their versatility and the fact that they produce amazingly beautiful flowers from spring to frost. Small Drift roses are ideal to use as they are easy to grow and make a great groundcover for all the sunny spots.
When planted in masses, these beautiful flowers have a great heat tolerance and can add a variety of beautiful colours around your home. They can tolerate drought and pests quite well and are ideal to grow as there are early, mid- and late season plant varieties available. They will give you flower varieties that will last for weeks at a time.
These magnificent shrubs can be grown all-year-round and they are great for increasing curb appeal. They produce small pink whitish flowers during the spring and during winter they reveal an attractive peeling bark. If you’re going to sell your home sooner, try to plant the biggest size you need so that you don’t lose out on valuable selling time while they bloom.
If you want to increase your curb appeal, boxwood is a great evergreen to start with. They are also great as foundation plants and since they come in many sizes, they can give your home great structure. Add them to various borders and beds, choose different colours and see how they add life and style to your property. A great tip is to mix annuals and other plant options depending on the time of the year, and you can use pots as a great idea for seasonal colour.
Also known as the heavenly bamboo, Nandina, these plants are evergreen in some areas, and semi-evergreen in others. They make for a beautiful fresh curb appeal to your home, as they white flowers in spring and red berries in the fall. Their foliage will also turn various shades of bronze and red, making them a beautiful addition to any home. There is also a dwarf variety that develops the richest colours when in full sun.
These plants will definitely catch the eye of any prospective buyer. Plant them around your mailbox or in beds, or even on your porch. They generally require filtered sun and afternoon shade, and their shrubs come in various beautiful colours and sizes. You can also choose the reblooming types so that they can flower again in the summer or spring. This is a great tip if your budget is tight.
If you have bare spots under your trees it won’t make a good impression so you can easily plant Hostas in those areas. They love shade so you can use them in borders and around shrubs. Their leaves come in shades of blue, gray, green, cream and yellow-gold, and they definitely stand out. You can choose between small, medium and large plant varieties and these Hostas are perfect for any homeowner who needs to add style to their property and make a great impression.
The type of flowers you add to your property will depend on your home’s layout; you can go with potted plants if you have a front porch, or even add flowers all the way along the pathway leading up to your front door. Play around with a few ideas until you find the perfect layout for your property – and your budget.
Adding plants to your property is not only a great way to increase its value but also a great way to increase curb appeal and attract just the right buyers. A beautiful garden is always a great benefit to have and if you choose the right plans to complement your home you will soon have a beautiful, valuable property to enjoy. In addition, not thinking ahead about landscaping and it’s cost is a common home buyer mistake.