Does Landscaping Add Value to Your Home?

A well-landscaped homeWatch enough HGTV and there’s one phrase you’re bound to hear over and over again: curb appeal.

It’s a term the real estate world uses to describe how attractive a home is when seen from the street. The stronger the curb appeal, the stronger your bargaining position with potential buyers. And one way to increase curb appeal is through landscaping.

Does landscaping add value to homes? A lot of experts say yes.

“A well-landscaped home has a significant price advantage over a home with no landscaping,” writes Cam Merritt in SF Gate’s Home Guides. “This advantage ranges from 5.5 percent to 12.7 percent depending on the type of landscaping and the home’s original value. That translates into an extra $16,500 to $38,100 in value on a $300,000 home.”

But while landscaping can add value to your home, it needs to go beyond, as Merritt puts it, “sticking some flowers and a couple of shrubs in the ground.”

Here are a few ways you can take your residential landscaping to the next level and increase your home’s curb appeal in the process.

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6 Landscape Mistakes You Must Avoid

Newtown, PA landscapingWhen it comes to landscaping, Newtown, PA is a lot like most other parts of the country.

Look around, and you’ll see some homes with attractive, well-kept yards, and other homes where the property owners have made some kind of mistake.

But here’s the thing about landscaping errors: they can be avoided, or at the very least, fixed. Here are a few common mistakes to watch out for.

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Tips for Summer Landscape Maintenance in PA & NJ

landscape maintenance in PA & NJFor many people, summertime means time to relax.

But when it comes to lawn care, it’s hard to take a summer vacation. This is the season for drought, weeds, and pests.

Here are a few tips to make this summer’s landscape maintenance in PA & NJ a bit more manageable:

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Yard Landscaping Tips to Impress Homebuyers

landscaping in PASpringtime is the busiest time of year for home sales, and if you’re reading this, chances are it’s because you’re in the process of selling a home.

There are a number of steps you can take to get your home ready. You can do some spring cleaning, light some candles and open windows for fresh air, and put away your darker winter décor.

But what about the outside of your home? Here are a few PA residential landscaping tips to impress homebuyers this spring:

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