Your Nashville home's landscaping makes a big impact on your home's curb appeal. Well-designed landscaping can make a good impression on buyers before they even set foot in your home, whereas poor landscaping, dead plants and debris risks giving the wrong impression that your home is poorly maintained.
In Tennessee, landscaping to sell in late summer is a challenge, especially if you're not able to pay as much attention to your home's landscaping at other times of the year. Late summer is a time when hot temperatures and dryer conditions can make it difficult to reinvigorate old plants or install new plants. These tips will help you bring your Nashville yard & outdoor living spaces back to life before home buyers come to see your property.
Restore Your Lawn
Grass can get very dry and brown throughout our long summers if it's not well watered and maintained. If your grass is dry after a summer of baking in the sun, increase your watering schedule to rehydrate your lawn. Water in the evening or early morning to reduce evaporation and ensure that your lawn is properly saturated.
Trim your grass regularly with a sharp-bladed lawn mower, but avoid cutting more than 1/3 of the height of the grass when it's time to cut. This will reduce the shock and help keep your grass healthy. After watering your lawn regularly for about two weeks, apply a low nitrogen fertilizer to promote healthy growth.
Remove Dry Plants and Debris
Get rid of any dry or dead plants and debris on your lawn. Cut away any branches on the trees that aren't producing green, healthy growth. Leave only those plants that appear to be healthy.
Plant Drought-Tolerant Flowers and Shrubs
Intense sun and dry soil can make planting and establishing new plants very difficult. If you must plant new shrubs and flowers on your lawn, pick drought-tolerant, sun-loving plant varieties for the best chance of success. Water daily or every other day in the first couple of weeks.
Consider a Rock Garden
Consider installing a rock garden in the hottest, brightest areas of your lawn. This will fill the space without the use of plants, and will be easier to maintain as you try to sell your home.
For more answers and ideas about how to landscape and quickly and inexpensively improve curb appeal, talk to your Nashville real estate agent at the Ashton Real Estate Group of RE/MAX Advantage. After looking at your property, we can help you make well-informed suggestions for improving your landscaping before selling your home this summer.
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