Are you planning to sell your home? Most likely you have a list of all the tasks that you need to complete before you stake the “For Sale” sign. You need to clean and organize the outside, patch up anything that is damaged, and make sure the yard site is tidy. The goal is to have your home look presentable to help boost the appeal.
One part of your home that you shouldn’t overlook is the lawn. Both the front and backyard can influence the desirability of your house. A lawn that is burnt and full of weeds won’t have the same effect as one with lush green grass all around.
If you let your lawn get a bit out of hand, there are some things you can do to bring it back to life. Here are a few tips to help get your lawn ready for when you sell your home.
Replant New Grass
Sometimes, the best option to get your grass looking like a golf course is to till up your existing lawn and plant new seed. That way the grass has a fresh start to grow full and bright. However, that doesn’t mean you throw the seed down and let it grow. You will want to stay on top of watering it and pay attention to any weeds that might sprout.
Consider what type of grass you purchase and if it is suited for the climate you live in. A homeowner in Austin, TX would most likely choose St. Augustine grass compared to someone in Florida which Bahia grass would be more suitable.
Fertilizing the lawn will help add nutrients to the soil that are needed to grow the best green grass possible. There will come the point when your soil starts to lose its nutrients. That is why fertilizing your yard is essential. You may even find your new grass seed will grow much quicker when you add fertilizer to it.
Make sure you buy fertilizer that best suits the type of grass seed you’re using and what the climate is like. You might need to fertilize more than once, but try not to overdo it. Also, sweep up any fertilizer that isn’t on the grass as it will make the yard look messy.
When you mow your lawn regularly, it will not only make it look better, but it will also help it grow healthier. To boost the curb appeal of your home, try mowing your lawn differently. Mowing diagonally is an easy way to add an extra touch in the presentation of your home. A diagonally mowed lawn can even give the appearance of a bigger yard than what you actually have.
Before you mow, make sure you have sharp blades to give the blade of grass a clean cut. Otherwise, a dull blade could tear the grass. Don’t cut too short to the ground or your grass won’t have enough material needed to sustain itself.
If done right, getting your lawn ready doesn’t have to be a backbreaking task that takes all year to achieve. With the proper see, added fertilizer, and the right cut, you’ll have a brand-new lawn that will make your house be the most desirable home on the block.