Winter Landscaping Tips for Selling Your Home

winter home staging tipsWith colder weather and people concentrating on the holidays, winter can be a challenging time to sell your home. Typically, the real estate market is slower in winter, so it’s important to create great curb appeal. Here’s a few helpful landscaping tips to attract more buyers and boost sales.

Keep a Well-Manicured Landscape

Winter brings falling leaves, less plant growth, and bare trees and shrubs. Lack of fresh, green grass, budding trees, and colorful plants and flowers can leave your landscape looking drab and unappealing to potential buyers. Although you can’t control winter weather, you can keep your landscape well-manicured by trimming trees, hedges and shrubs; removing debris like dead leaves, old stumps, and fallen limbs; and regular Gainesville tree and lawn care.

Plant Colorful Annuals

Since Gainesville has a rather mild winter season, planting cold-hardy annuals along borders and under trees can give your landscape a punch of color. You can line your driveway or sidewalk to create a warm, inviting entrance to your home. For a fresh, neat look, add a protective layer of mulch that will keep your plants healthy. For winters that don’t fall below freezing, try Calendula with bright yellow/orange blooms; Dianthus with scarlet blooms that are cold and heat-tolerant; and Pansies in an array of beautiful colors.

Create Inviting Ambiance

Buyers want to envision themselves living in your home, so it pays to create an inviting landscape with Gainesville tree and lawn care. Over the holidays, beautiful green wreaths, planters or topiary urns, and festive twinkling lights can add warm holiday spirit. After the holidays, pathway lighting along driveways and sidewalks, spots and uplights to highlight trees and shrubs, and security lighting will add year-round curb appeal and safety features to your home. Landscape lighting is a great way to create inviting outdoor ambiance.

If tree removal, lawn care, or other tree services are on your “to-do” list to sell your home, our Gainesville lawncare and tree service company is here to help. Contact Mr. Tree and Lawn Service today for a free estimate!

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