7 Tips To Renovate Your Landscape

DSC_0046 Did you know that a 5% investment in the landscaping of your property can increase its value by as much as 15%?  Additionally, great landscaping may reduce the amount of time a home stays on the market by nearly six weeks.  Even if you’re not thinking of selling now, summer is a great time to spruce up your landscape and make it a place you enjoy spending time.  With all the rain we have had in Naples Florida this summer anything you plant will grow quickly and fill in those empty spaces.  These 7 tips should help you make your garden stand out.

Make Your Garden More Spacious

If you have a square or rectangular yard plant flower beds in each corner.  This will make the center of your yard appear larger.

Sparse Hedges and Shrubs Need Help?

Revitalize sparse hedges and shrubs by covering their roots and applying fertilizer.  Shrubs may become thin when the topsoil from around the roots washes away or diminishes over time.

Thin Layers Of Mulch Are Better

Apply a thin layer of mulch a few inches from the base of trees.  May people make the mistake of mounding mulch around the base which may attract pests.

Need More Privacy?

Create privacy with large shrubs or trellises covered with climbing vines.

Use A Simple Color Palette

Use no more than three colors that complement your home’s color scheme.  This ties the space together and improves curb appeal.

Focus On Foliage

Choose plants that have leaves in a variety of shapes, textures and patterns.  If you want your landscape to bloom year round, choose plants that bloom at different times of the year.

Place Taller Plants Toward The Back

Make sure your taller plants are toward the back of your flower beds; that way they won’t overshadow smaller plants and you’ll create the illusion of depth in your garden.

Remember the outside of your house is the first thing a potential buyer sees.  With these landscaping tips and the tips for improving curb appeal your house should soon be ready for those potential buyers.  Call me at 239-601-3174 and I will be happy to meet with you and give you other low cost ideas for preparing your home for sale.  The Naples real estate market is very busy right now and it is the right time to get your house on the market and move up to your dream home.

Remember, it is always toasty in Naples and you deserve your piece of Naples sunshine!

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