The first thing that any possible tenant is going to see on a property that you let out is the outside of the house. Getting the price of rent that you want on your property is going to be a difficult task when the property that surround the building itself is an eyesore for those who come to view your available property. Whether you’re just trying to make an initial impression, or you’ve made a deal with a tenant who has agreed to move in, there are several ways to spruce up your lawn and garden without spending a fortune on landscaping.
Since the landscape of your property isn’t of the highest importance to you when you’ve got a tenant, it’s easy for the area surround shrubbery and flowers to deteriorate a little bit. You can easily get rid of the rough looking dirt with some inexpensive bags of mulch. Look for a fresh reddish brown colour that will offer the landscape the most vibrance while bringing out the plants that you’ve already got growing in the ground.
Edge the Lawn
It’s not uncommon for grass to begin to take over your gardening areas without the proper landscaping. At the same time, edging can often be a little bit time consuming, and taking the time to do so isn’t always worth it. This little bit of work can go a long way in making your property much more visually appealing. Similar to straight and accurate paint lines on your house trim, making sure that the grass has a definitive edge gives the overall look of your home a much easier feeling on the eye.
Add Some Colour
Property owners usually only plant green plants, since they often require less work to maintain and they are much less expensive. Remembering that the outside of your home is going to be the first selling point to a new possible tenant, take a few dollars and grab some geraniums or petunias for the area in front of your home. The colours that come from these flowers will make the landscape pop without breaking your wallet. Additionally, they require no more work than that of what you already do for the grass.
Add a Border
Similar to edging the lawn, adding a border to your garden gives it a much cleaner look. Use decorative bricks or fencing to create a solid line between your grass and the flowers. This can take a bit of effort, but is relatively inexpensive to do. This will usually also prevent any further need to edge your grass if you do it correctly. A small white picket fence brings out the fine line of your garden and attracts the human eye to other features in your garden as well.
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