Many people wait until they are about to sell their home before they put
energy and attention into improving the landscaping. Then they often get
desperate and call in a professional landscaper, spending a lot of money to
create great curb appeal for the next owners to enjoy.
Why wait until you are ready to move to enhance your surroundings? Even if you
don't want to take on a major project, you can plant a few bushes and bulbs each
year. You can get plants that bloom at different times of the year, many of
which don't need a tremendous amount of care.
There are several benefits to this approach. You are be able to enjoy your
improvements yourself, and you will profit more from your sale if you haven't
invested a lot of money in your yard right before the transaction.
Well-landscaped lawns tend to increase the real estate values in the whole
neighborhood, and can result in a more rapid increase in the equity you have in