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Landscaping Improves a Home's Value

A well-landscaped home has a significant price advantage

over a home with no landscaping. This advantage ranges

from 5.5 percent to 12.7 percent depending on the type of

landscaping and the home's original value.

**Planning the Landscaping

The biggest landscaping mistake that homeowners make is not having a coherent plan. 

A landscape that's assembled piecemeal looks disorganized, and that turns buyers off.  Come up with a plan before you do any landscaping. Even if you don't have – or won't spend – the money to hire a landscape designer, at least draw up a master plan for your yard and stick to it. Even an amateur can get a professional-looking landscape for $500 to $3,000 worth of plants and materials if she's willing to do the work.

**Landscaping Tips For All Budgets

Having a long-term landscaping plan is great if you're in the house for the long term. If you plan to sell within a year, you can take several immediate steps to dress up your landscape and boost your selling price. For example, cutting fresh edges around your planting beds; having a sharp, well-defined edge between grass and mulch or dirt gives the  landscape a professional look. Also begin regular fertilizer treatments on your lawn; you want potential buyers to see a  lush carpet, not a patchwork quilt. And add splashes of color with flowers; pick up some colorful annuals for a few dollars apiece, and be willing to invest a few hundred dollars in larger perennials and shrubs and ground cover such as bark, so that your yard doesn't look as if you just started working on it – even if you did.

**Adapted from article written by Cam Merritt; Updated April 16, 2018


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