The value of your home and curbside appeal are undeniably linked. And while we all know that what your home looks like from the outside is only half of the story, first impressions are huge when it comes to the value of your home. Landscaping is one way that you can increase your home’s property value. Whether you are selling this year, or in ten years, ongoing landscaping dramatically improves the appearance of your property.
What Does Landscaping Include?
Landscaping services can include anything from regular lawn mowing, to aerating, fertilizing, dethatching, and spot treatment of lawn related obstacles. Landscaping also includes seasonal tasks such as mulching beds, pruning shrubs and trees, preparing flower beds for the dormant season, overturning vegetable beds, and clearing away autumn leaves. Landscaping can also include adding new elements to your property such as raised beds, terraced gardens, trees, shrubs, and even landscape lighting! Depending on your lawn care provider, you can customize your lawn care services to suit your needs.
First Impressions and Landscaping
When it comes to Vancouver real estate, first impressions are the only ones that count. For many potential home buyers, the exterior of the home is the first element they look at. As a homeowner you will spend most of your time indoors, however, having a home and property that you can be proud of is an essential part of the purchasing decision. Professional landscaping and lawn care in Vancouver, are vital in ensuring your property makes an excellent, and lasting first impression. Potential homebuyers are going to look at dozens of homes before making a decision. It is in your best interest to ensure that your home looks its best both inside and out!
Set Expectations High!
We are visual people. We judge a book by its cover. And when it comes to real estate, the cover is the exterior of your home. Everything from the colour of your front door, to the state of the roof, and the tidiness of the landscaping come together to build up, or tear down expectations for what lies beyond the front door. Landscaping allows you to set the bar high for prospective homebuyers. Some realtors call this “the halo effect.” The halo effect is where one characteristic influences a person’s opinion on other details related to the matter at hand. For example, if your property is flanked by professionally trimmed hedges, colourful flower beds and a well-manicured lawn, home buyers are more likely to think that the same image of tranquility and cleanliness awaits them inside!
There are dozens of small tasks that you can accomplish today, or even this weekend to get your home looking its best from the outside in. Start by trimming back unsightly branches, raking up leaves, and getting the flower beds tidy for winter. In Vancouver, staying on top of lawn maintenance is a year round commitment, so don’t forget to mow your lawn!
If you would like to learn more about Nutri-Lawn Vancouver’s lawn care services, contact us today to arrange a complimentary consultation!