You don’t have to look far to see signs of spring here in Southern Maryland – it’s just that this week, they may have been under a layer of snow or ice. Spring flowers are blooming, trees are budding, and DC’s cherry blossoms are gearing up for their annual show.
And if you’re selling your house, spring is a good time to remember that the exterior of your house is the first thing a potential buyer is going to see. And you know the saying: You never get a second chance to make a first impression.
This story from RealtyTimes.com is perfectly timed, then, to help homeowners who are struggling to get the outside of their house in shape for showings and photographs. The most important lesson from the story is this: You don’t need to hire a landscape pro to help you perk things up. Just follow these three steps to clean up the exterior of your home.
Clear clutter. Clean up kids’ toys, lawn tools, or other debris that is cluttering up your lawn and driveway. You’re decluttering the inside of your home, right? Take that mindset outside to your property.
Make repairs. Take a walk around your property and look for areas that need attention or repair. This could be anything from a crumbling driveway to broken windows to doors that need a fresh coat of paint.
Pull up dead plants. Last year’s growth needs to go. Clear dead plants and debris, including leaves. This will create space in your landscaping; RealtyTimes.com recommends filling it with potted plants.
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