Steps to Landscaping and Curb Appeal for Florida Homes

Florida is all about glorious gardens, green grass and beautiful flowers. Landscaping in Florida is a little tricky with the warm year round temperatures and sporadic rainfall. Beautiful landscaping and great curb appeal can help increase your home’s value and may also help to sell your property quicker.

Curb appeal is the attractiveness of your home's exterior when viewed from the street. Studies show that a majority of buyers will not get out their car if they do not find your home's curb appeal visually attractive, if they visit your property at all. With more and more people shopping for homes online, potential buyers could be turned off from viewing your property,

First, Identifying Your Home's Curb Appeal

  In order to boost your home's curb appeal, you must first identify your trouble areas. This means taking a careful inventory of repairs you need to complete before you begin showing your home. Here are things you have to do :

Stand across the street from your house in order to get the fullest view of the front, the driveway and the sides. Note any painting, repairs or replacements needed. Identify bushes or trees that are overgrown. And then Walk towards your home following the path that a potential buyer would most likely take. Note landscaping needs such as edging, raking, weeding, pruning and trash removal. Look for items that should be removed or hidden such as hoses, sprinklers, trash cans or toys. Look through windows to note interior views that detract from your home’s curb appeal. Inspect your home’s walkway entrance. Note any cleaning, repairs, painting and lighting needs. And last for this part, Perform this evaluation again in the early morning and late evening. Many home buyers will pass by a property on their way to or from work. Seeing your home at different times of the day can reveal other trouble areas.

Second, Increasing Your Home's Curb Appeal

Once you have identified and addressed your trouble areas, you have to focus to the next step.

Purchasing new house address numbers and a mailbox. And then Installing a new door with glass inserts. Placing a new welcome mat and a grouping of potted plants at the entrance. Installing lighting along your driveway or sidewalk.

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