Spiff up your St. Louis home landscaping for an Autumn sale

Lisa Loveless
Lisa Loveless
Published on September 16, 2020

How does an extra 5 to 11% of your home’s selling price sound? Michigan State University researchers found that “…  good home landscaping adds 5 to 11% to the perceived value of a home.” Exterior curb appeal with your St. Louis home landscaping is a big deal with St. Louis buyers of all price ranges.

Your St. Louis home landscaping is one part of your home’s “curb appeal,” and if it’s attractive and eye-catching, it can go a long way to distracting potential homebuyers from other, negative aspects of the home’s exterior. Here’s an experienced St. Louis home landscaping company.

And the appearance of the exterior is critical when it comes to compelling potential buyers to want to see what’s inside the home.

Let’s take a look at your St. Louis home landscaping especially in the front yard and the improvements that the researchers suggest to increase the value of the home.

Sophisticated designs add the most value to your St. Louis home landscaping

Sophisticated St. Louis home landscaping needs to be balanced. The researchers explain balance in a home landscaping where “… no element overwhelms the others.” You may want to consider calling Conroy Lawn and Landscape for your home landscaping needs.

The hardscape (anything that isn’t growing, such as a birdbath, statuary, etc.) is in balance with the natural elements and the number of large trees doesn’t overwhelm the number of shrubs and other plants.

The survey found that a home with only a lawn in the front yard, offered at $300,000 would bring $315,000 to $330,000 if the home landscaping was more sophisticated which rings true for any area of St. Louis and surrounding communities in and around St. Louis.

Diversity isn’t only about people

The diversity of your St. Louis home landscaping elements was second on the list of most valuable features, according to the Michigan State University study.

Balance the colors, of plants and hardscape, to achieve this diversity.

Add pops of color to break up the monotony of an all-green landscape or, in autumn, all the fall colors. If your trees are gold and maroon, add some white flowering annuals, or blue hardscaping (a birdbath, colored gravel or cobalt planting pots, etc).

Big trees are popular

Any tree on the property will add value to the home, according to an Arbor Day Foundation study. In fact, the study found a 15% increase in home value when trees are present in home landscaping.

Some St. Louis home landscaping elements detract from the home’s value

When shopping for plants for the front yard of your St. Louis home landscaping keep in mind that homebuyers don’t like yards with only small plants. If this describes your yard, consider the purchase of at least one tall tree. It may just help you maintain your asking price for the home.

While your front yard St. Louis home landscaping isn’t the whole ball of wax when it comes to curb appeal, it’s one of the most important aspects.

Soon, we’ll discuss other ways to spruce up the home’s exterior to ensure those buyers get out of the car and into the home, often it’s the home landscaping that starts the love affair.

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