By: Megan Bohannan
Lighten It Up!
Backyard lighting, also known as garden or landscape lighting, is an easy way to illuminate outdoor areas. Not only do the lights brighten the surroundings, but they also give the place a personalized and tranquil feeling that people are after when they're looking for a dream home.
Create A Water Sanctuary
Miniature ponds and water fountains are a great way to alleviate stress and bring more life to your house. If you plan to tackle this project yourself, there are a variety of DIY guides out there that will help you complete these tasks on your own and reduce construction costs.
Plant More Trees
Smart tree placement provides two elements that any potential buyer will appreciate: shade and privacy. Well-positioned trees can help insulate a home in the winter and provide protection against the sun during the hottest months. They can keep the wind away from your property and reduce soil erosion. They also improve the quality of the air by producing oxygen that we need to breathe.
A low maintenance landscaping design will save you a lot of time and money as well as attract additional opportunities with potential buyers. The easier it is to manage your property's landscaping, the better it will be received by potential buyers. No one wants to maintain a jungle. So, manage your property with intent and give consumers a chance to fall in love with the backyard oasis you've created.