Cold weather landscaping doesn’t require a huge amount of effort, but if you’re preparing your home for sale, there are definitely a few things you can do to give it a bit more curb appeal. Try these eye-catching tricks to make your home a neighborhood standout and attract just the right (bunch of) buyer(s).
Julie Martens Forney writing for HGTV suggests; “In addition to evergreens (ed. found in virtually every PNW yard), fill your winter landscape with eye-catching trees like coral bark Japanese maple and Japanese flowering cherry… Chinese or lacebark elm have exfoliating bark that creates intricate color patterns on their trunks.” These gorgeous trees are all lovely additions to your yard year-round but truly dazzle as the weather grows colder and the days grow shorter.
Your hardscapes, such as stone paths and garden walls are the perfect details to upgrade during winter. Take a careful account of your current landscaping and figure out what you can add to bring your most impressive areas into sharp focus. A garden bench, sculpture, fountain or arbor can all complement your yard and dramatically increase the value of your home.
Remove any dead annuals in preparation for the coming spring. Cover your flower beds in mulch so that the soil is fertile and healthy once the new owners are ready to start planting gardens of their own.
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