Landscaping Tips to Help Sell Your Home


Have you ever wondered why some homes sell fast, while others seem to stay on the market for months and months?

I know how frustrating this can be. Especially if you’ve replaced carpet, painted rooms, added a soaker tub, installed new cabinets or paid to have your home professionally staged and photographed.

But let’s be real…

If potential buyers roll up to your house to find that it’s covered in daylilies and crabgrass, overgrown hedges, and neglected mulch beds, those buyers aren’t even going to make it inside to see how beautiful it is.

The truth is, landscaping your property is essential to selling it for maximum value. 

Ideally, the time to get started cleaning up your lawn is about a month before you plan on putting your house on the market. To help you get things into tip-top shape, here are my 3 favorite landscaping tips I give my sellers:

Check your trees and hedges

Remove dead trees from your property as well as any tree limbs that are overgrown. You’ll also want to make sure that your hedges are trimmed. Varieties like boxwoods and holly usually need a trim about twice a year, so these are things you should keep in mind before listing.   

Mulch your garden beds

An instagram worthy home always includes fresh mulch. Choose a black, brown, or red mulch for maximum contrast against your flowers and foliage. And be sure to get rid of all the weeds!

Plant flowers for a pop of color

Planting beautiful and bright flowers is one of the easiest things you can do to make your landscaping look intentional and well-maintained. It will also help it stand out from the road!

What’s great about landscaping, is that it’s not only one of the best ways sellers can update their curb appeal, but it’s something most people can do on their own!

A Saturday afternoon spent planting fresh flowers, mulching, and weeding, can immediately increase the value of your home. But, if you’d rather hire someone to handle it for you, I have a list of the best landscapers in the Hudson Valley. Just reply to this email, and I can send you some options!

Ready to make a move or just want to talk about the real estate market? Send me a message or text me at 646.644.0099. No pressure, no sales tactics, just the help and guidance that you need.


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Nina Rodriguez

I'm Nina Rodriguez. I am a Realtor at Coldwell Banker Realty. I live and work in the Hudson Valley and love everything this area has to offer. If you live or thinking about moving here, you have come to the right place! Stay up to date on Events, Outdoors, Real Estate, and more. I’m looking forward to connecting with you soon! See you around town! | 914.685.8222

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