Landscaping Tips for Curb Appeal

With the snow we’ve seen this winter, it’s hard to think about “curb appeal” but if you’re planning to put your home on the market in the next couple of months, it’s not too early to tidy up and add a little color to your landscape. Here are a few simple tips:

  • Prepare your beds for the “bare root” roses that will arrive soon at nurseries. Dig a hole 4’ wide and 12” deep for each plant and be sure to add plenty of soil conditioner
  • It’s easier to see tree limb structures now, so it’s a great time to remove any limbs that are unsightly or that may be in the way of other plants or buildings. You can remove up to 50% of tree limbs in winter without damaging the tree.
  • Pansies and kale can take the extreme cold because they lose the moisture in their leaves to protect from freezing. But be sure to water them so they can re-hydrate. They do well in pots, or if you don’t already have them planted in a bed, just wait for a sunny, mild day.
  • Be sure to water window boxes and other outside planters regularly.
  • Chop any unwanted bamboo, English ivy, or kudzu to the ground. Then in April, follow up with weed killer on the leaves.
  • It’s a great time to trim Pampas grass to about 12” tall.

 

The Peters Company would love to help you when you’re ready to sell, so please give us a call!

Written by Sara Pace, Listing Specialist, The Peters Company

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