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Posted by kim carpenter on August 2, 2010
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Upgrade Your Landscape, Upgrade Your Home’s Value

Creating a beautiful landscape around your home is pleasing to the eye and beneficial to raising your home’s value. According to the American Nursery & Landscape Association, improved landscaping can increase your property value by 7-14 percent and can make it sell 5-6 weeks faster. It’s hard to ignore statistics like that, and luckily adding curb appeal doesn’t have to break the bank. Whether you are planning to sell your home now or in the future, improving your landscaping enhances the overall quality of the property and your own personal enjoyment.Register to win

Here are a few tips when designing your yard:

Choose Your Plants Based on All Four Seasons
Many people plan only for the summer and spring months, but planning landscaping also for winter and fall months will provide visual interest all year long.

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he goal is to have flowering trees and/or shrubs throughout spring and summer, fall foliage in autumn and good structure in winter.This will give your yard more diversity and appeal as the appearance will change every few months.

Mix Annuals and Perennials
Perennials are great, but make sure to plant ones you love as they will keep coming back every year and in greater numbers. They also bloom for only a certain period, so plant some annuals as well, which bloom most of the summer, for a continual splash of color.

Layer Your Planting
Add texture to your flower beds by planting the back row with the tallest plants, a middle row with the next tallest, and a front row composed of your shortest plants. Use repetition, both in the planting bed and elsewhere in your yard, to provide unity.

Incorporate Hardscapes Into Your Design
Walls and fences make an essential design statement, as they frame your property and can also mask unsightly areas and add privacy. Decks and patios also create pleasing pathways to your yard.

Be Mindful of Your Budget
Larger trees and shrubs are expensive, so cut costs by buying smaller versions of the plants you want to incorporate in your yard. They grow faster than you think. Also check end-of-season sales as fall is a great time to plant.

Beautiful or not, you’ll resent your yard if it causes you too much work. Choose low maintenance trees, shrubs and perennials if you do not want to spend a lot of time on upkeep. Trim your trees and shrubs regularly and keep the weeds out of your flowerbeds for a neat appearance.

Don’t forget to click on the link to my Discount Website and enter your email address to register to win a FREE $240 maintenance service!

Thank you,

Kim Carpenter
Century 21 Scheetz

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