Spring is the season that homeowners take to their yards to start sprucing it up after the long winter. No matter if you’re hoping to sell your home this season or just looking to spend some time outside in the warmer weather, sprucing up your home’s landscaping can increase your Jersey Shore home’s value by as much as 12.7 percent.
Here are a few landscape tips that won’t break the bank while adding value and curb appeal to your Jersey Shore home.
- Mulch- Spring is the perfect time to add fresh mulch around your yard’s trees and flowerbeds. Adding mulch means less watering you will have to do and less weeding. Mulch can be found at a reasonable price at many large home improvement stores.
- Sprucing Up- By trimming, pruning, and weeding your lawn you can make it appear more attractive. The quickest and least expensive way to spruce up your yard is to trim all shrubs, add fresh mulch or rock, and plant some new seasonal flowers.
- Free Or Cheap Plants- Check your local swap and sale sites on Facebook or your local Craigslist for free or cheap plants. Garden clubs also tend to hold plant sales periodically. New plants or shrubs can give your lawn a whole new feel.
- Mow Often- Don’t let your lawn get unmanageable, mow routinely. For a small price you can buy an attachment for your lawnmower that leaves elegant stripes in your yard while you mow. This gives your yard a well-manicured look each time you mow.
- Shop Smart- Before spending money on new plants, consider if they are climate appropriate, if they will thrive in your lawn, and if they are perennials and will grow back in the years to come.
- Lighting- Brighten up your lawn with outdoor lighting. Not only will your home be more secure by being well lit, it also adds curb appeal. Decorative outdoor lighting does not have to break the bank. You can find it at your local home improvement store ranging from $50 to $500. Consider purchasing LED solar lights that will save you money, while being environmentally friendly.
The Ferzoco Group would love to help you sell or buy a new home along the Jersey Shore this spring. The Ferzoco Group is experienced in working with buyers and sellers from Ocean City to Cape May. If you are looking to sell or buy a home let us know how we can help. Our job is to make your tomorrow better than today. Contact us today via email or give us a call at 609-264-6762