YardDoc landscaping and handyman teams have helped dozens of homeowners increase the value of their property with curb appeal.
One recent study found that curb appeal accounts for up to 7% of a house’s sale price. Another study reveals the curb appeal premium rises to as high as 14% in slower real estate markets with greater housing inventory, as published in the Journal of Real Estate Finance and Economics.
The Real estate market is booming in Austin. It’s a great time for home buyers, sellers, and investors to boost curb appeal.
Is it green and healthy? You’ll want to minimize weeds, get rid of lawn grubs, and maybe even plant winter flowers for beautiful color in the cooler months. Keep the lawn mowed, remove leaves and debris, and remove dog waste frequently. Also ensure the sprinkler system is in good repair and correct any yard drainage issues right away. Does your lawn seem beyond help? We can restore it, lay fresh sod, fertilization or install artificial grass (which home buyers consider a huge plus).
Plants, Shrubs, and Trees
Replace dead, unhealthy, and missing plants and shrubs. Trim overgrown plants that block or close off the front of your home. Take the time to trim and prune trees to remove dead branches, improve the shape, and keep limbs away from the siding and roof. But remember that each cut has the potential to change the growth of the tree. Improper pruning can create lasting damage or even shorten the tree’s life.
Install attractive landscape lighting for security, safety, and to showcase the beauty in your front yard or courtyard. Also use lighting to welcome visitors to the front door, illuminate pathways and the driveway, and deter unwanted wildlife. Ensure the exterior house lights are functioning and bright. A simple update to the fixtures adds curb appeal. Matching hardware is another great way to add style affordably. When light fixtures, doorknobs, mailboxes, and house numbers match, they add a terrific aesthetic to your home. Be sure to follow the city of Austin’s exterior lighting ordinance.
One of the most cost-effective ways to increase curb appeal landscaping is by applying a fresh layer of mulch. It looks like a new landscape feature and also suppresses weed growth. Mulching offers the long-term benefit of helping the soil retain moisture so your plants get the water they need to survive. Certain types of mulch, like cypress, cedar, and pinewood chips, repel ticks, gnats, and fleas.
YardDoc is a team of talented craftspeople who take care of everything in your yard, from swimming pool maintenance to pest control and landscaping to handyman services.
We can partner with you affordably to step up your curb appeal for a stunning view from the street. In doing so, you’re also increasing your property value and decreasing costly maintenance and repairs in the future. Take a look at our customer reviews and blog!
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