Landscape maintenance plays a central role in appealing to buyers. Your home’s landscape is the first thing that potential buyers will notice when viewing your home. Your landscape’s upkeep, or lack of it, will contribute to their first impression of your home before they even step foot inside. Tending to your home’s landscape maintenance will not only increase your home’s value, but it will also attract more buyers to your property. Here are three tips you can incorporate today to improve landscape maintenance.

Landscape Maintenance Tips: Keep Plants and Trees Trimmed

When it comes to landscaping, small efforts often make a huge impact. That is certainly the case when it comes to plant and tree trimmings. Keeping your plants and trees trimmed is an excellent way to show that your home is manicured, clean, and organized. If your plants and trees do not have a nice, uniform look, most buyers will feel that the rest of your home was left unattended, and they won’t be interested in exploring the property further. Make sure that you never cut more than one-third of a tree branch at once. If a plant loses too much of its leafy growth, it will react by trying to grow from suckers or water sprouts, resulting in an unappealing, ragged look.

Touch Up Mulch and Soil

Another thing homeowners can do to improve their landscaping is to touch up mulch and soil. A good touchup will bring life back into your property and improve potential buyers’ perception of it. Mulch helps control weeds and retains moisture in the soil. Healthy soil also controls weeds and promotes healthy plant growth. Outside of their functionalities though, both mulch and soil are aesthetically pleasing and are a great finishing touch to a manicured landscape.

Landscape Maintenance Tips: Add Potted Plants for Pops of Color

Adding potted plants is an inexpensive and easy way to bring the right attention to your property. Along with this, adding color and variety to your property will help add personality to your home. You want your home to stand out among the crowd, which means going beyond manicuring your home by using potted plants to mix things up. You can place them in different areas of your home, such as your porch, driveway and any other walkway that could benefit from some color.

Improving your home’s landscape doesn’t have to be an expensive task. The good news is that there are many landscaping maintenance tips available that will make a huge impact on your property’s landscape. If you’re a homeowner and you want to appeal to buyers, then be sure to take these three maintenance tips into consideration.

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The Southwest Florida Real Estate Investment Association is the leading source of SWFL real estate investing events that provide investment education and networking in southwest Florida. We analyze the housing market and foreclosures and provide information, education and networking events in order to build a network and knowledge base for investors and potential investors. Our members include real estate agents, brokers, investors, hedge fund managers, rehabbers, wholesalers and more.

Our SWFL REIA General Meeting is held in Fort Myers where we provide education on hot topics in investing and an opportunity to enjoy the camaraderie of your fellow investors. You’ll get a chance to ask for advice from successful real estate professionals and even make a few deals on your latest projects.

To become a member, anyone can register as an individual, a couple, or a corporation. Being a member opens the doors for endless networking opportunities, advice from members with decades of experience, new ideas from entrepreneurs, camaraderie with those just beginning, and deals and contracts done in the meeting room. For those interested in Cape Coral rental property investment and/or Fort Myers rental property investment, SWFL REIA will be able to provide a network to help launch a successful investment career.

The SWFL REIA is known and respected as a source of current, actionable and useful information about the housing market in the area that we meet.

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One of the premier sources for real estate investing networking and education is the SWFL REIA. In the real estate world, the SWFL REIA is different in that it does not do information product sales. Their meetings are focusing on the best ways of investing in real estate by collaborating with other property investors who are sharing their experiences.

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