Did you know that a well manicured lawn can increase your property value by as much as 10%? This is good news for those looking to sell their home. But even if you’re not selling a well maintained lawn can beatify your home and community. Lawns are not that difficult to maintain. Mowing your lawn is good outdoor exercise. It can be a very good complement to other cardio and weight lifting exercises such as lifting adjustable dumbbells or working on your stationary bike (reviewed here by Strongplusfit.com). Here are tips on how to improve your lawn.
Ways To Boost Property Value
Defining your lawn gives it a more manicured and neat look. When a potential buyer looks at your lawn he will think that it is well maintained due to the edges. Creating an edge is easy. You can simply take a spade or sharp cutting tool to separate your lawn from garden bed, path or fence. You can also put up physical barriers such as timber, steel or brick to create a more distinct edge.
Plants can help improve the look of your lawn. We all like to see solid green as it is restful, but it can get boring sometimes. Plants and flowers provide a break and color from all the greenery. You can go to your local garden store to ask what types of plants grow best in your environment and soil conditions.
Limit Plant Species
While plants and flowers are nice to look at, it is also best to limit the species you plant. Having less species will make your lawn look well maintained, tamed and uniform looking. Less plants species will also make it easier for you to maintain them.
You can consider professional services for landscaping. Some firms include the plants and maintenance for the design while others only offer design and construction services. It usually depends on your budget but if your serious about your lawn, professional services can help you improve your home value.
Lawn maintenance is all part of lawn care. Maintenance usually extends to watering, weeding, mulching and mowing. All of these are usually easy work you can do over the weekend. However if you have a big lawn there are many gardening service you can try to help you with maintenance.
Prune conservatively. This will make your garden well maintained and neat. Remember that you want buyers (if you are selling) to think that your lawn is low maintenance which is why you need to prune plants lest they get over grown.