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Easy Ways to Improve Your Yard

Easy Ways to Improve Your Yard

Your yard is an important aesthetic to your property.  Whether it is the back yard or front, the greenery around your home adds value and all the more reason to take good care of it.  Real estate investors should also keep this in mind when committing to projects.  A nice front yard not only serves as the first image in a potential buyers mind, but may also be the last nice touch to close a deal.

Clean It Up

Cleanliness is key, really get into it.  Leave no stone unturned and really get into the nooks and crannies of the yard.  Make sure there is no trash or overgrown weeds. Also clean the outside of the house including the siding and the windows.  There’s no use in a clean yard if the house looks dirty.  Trim hedges and sweep the roof too.

The Devil Is In the Details

If you have a little money to spend, take a walk around the property and see where a little extra flare would look nice.  For example, maybe add a new water spigot or decorative hanging house number.  These may seem like trivial things, but they’ll bring a great amount of positive attention to your yard.

Spruce Up the Front Door

The front door serves as a focal point for anyone entering or passing by your home, thus it is a very important component of a home’s curb appeal.  Try experimenting with different colors or stains as well as updated fixtures.  Decorative pieces such as wreaths are also a good idea to improve the look of the house.


Symmetry is not only a good look for a yard but it is also simple to arrange and maintain.  Try arranging plants, lighting fixtures, etc. to create a welcoming, easy on the eye entrance or back yard.

Other Yard Improvements

  • New lighting fixtures
  • New mailbox
  • Add a planting bed
  • Add flower pots and flower window boxes
  • Mow grass on one of the highest settings to improve moisture capturing
  • Hire a professional landscaper
  • Edging