As far as first impressions go, a well-maintained, notable landscape is extremely important. Your landscaping is the first thing a guest sees when arriving at your home and the last scene they see when departing. To achieve a positive, memorable first impression, homeowners should not only invest on the inside of their property, but the exterior and landscaping as well.
When selling, one of the best things to do is to freshen up the landscape to give a great first impression to future buyers and to increase your resale value. If a buyer sees an overgrown, unkempt jungle in the front of the home, they are most likely going to think that the inside of the home is the same way. It immediately turns potential buyers off and leaves your property in a negative light for the rest of the tour. Pruning or removing overgrown shrubs and weeds is very influential, as this action helps your landscape look neat and tidy. Additionally, many new homeowners prefer a blank canvas when it comes to landscaping; this way, they can create their own vision to meet their personal outdoor tastes.
Friends & Family
When guests, neighbors, and family see your property for the first time, the way your house looks and feels to them at that moment will last in their minds for years. This is the reason why homeowners should strive to wow guests that are invited to their home for the first time. Though the removal/pruning of overgrown shrubs and weeds are a must (especially around walkways and entrances to the home), we recommend investing in the creation of an outdoor livable space. This can include a patio, decorative fire pit, pergola, and walkways. These additions to your new home will make your house the choice location for family get-togethers, barbecues, and parties.
The home is the main course and the landscape is the garnishments to make the main course more appetizing!
Whatever landscaping goals you hope to accomplish for your home, remember that any exterior work that you do should complement the existing features of your home. When a new guest visits your home for the first time, he or she should feel as though the transition between outdoor and indoor living is seamless. Accomplish this and guests’ first impression of your home will be one of captivation for years to come.