If you are trying to sell your home, or simply add value, it’s important to look at your yard. Curb appeal, in the front and back, can make a big difference in your home’s appearance, comfort, and practical use. There are several new landscaping trends that will help you achieve this at a relatively low price, including fire pits. Fire pits give a sense of warmth and coziness can recoup nearly 70% of their installation value. Another trend is “xeriscaping” which is a technique that conserves water and energy. It is used mostly in desert and arid areas, but can be used anywhere with the right type of plants. Other options include low or no maintenance plants like vines, perennial flowers and shrubs, and herbs, or “turf paint”, which is an environmentally friendly dye for your lawn.
- Although the interior of a home is an important selling point, many buyers find themselves sealing the deal over curb appeal alone.
- Many homeowners find themselves dreading the idea of spending money on the exterior of their home as opposed to using that money on interior issues instead.
- John Lynch, founder of Lynch Landscaping, mentions how simple additions such as fire pits can quickly become focal points in selling your home.
“Thankfully, the newest trend in landscaping is here to help: Super-easy moves that’ll spruce up your yard without requiring a ton of maintenance.”