(Family Features) When it's time to sell your home, one of the most important things you can do is boost your home's curb appeal.
In fact, the National Association of Realtors says that curb appeal sells 49 percent of all homes. To help you build curb appeal from the ground up, TruGreen and Jason Cameron, licensed contractor and TV host, have teamed up to give you some simple, doable tips to improve your lawn and landscape.
Improper watering can be a big drain on curb appeal. Check the working condition of sprinkler heads and water lines to make sure they're working properly. To ensure your manual or automated watering system covers the landscape efficiently, set a one-inch deep empty food can in the middle of your lawn so you can measure the depth of water collected each watering cycle. In addition:
Complement with color
Consider your home's exterior when selecting flowering plant combinations for plant beds, window boxes or front porch planters. With a white house, any color combination will work well. With a yellow house, red or pink blooms tend to complement best.
Here are some other colorful tips to keep in mind:
Grass vs. Weeds
Weeds are plants growing where you do not want them to grow. They can be unsightly in both your lawn and landscape beds.
No matter what your weed problems are, a lawn care approach that works in one region of the country doesn't necessarily work the same in another area.
According to Ben Hamza, Ph.D., TruGreen expert and director of technical operations, TruGreen will design a custom plan to provide your yard exactly what it needs.
"We offer customized lawn care designed specifically to meet your lawn's needs throughout the year based on climate, grass type, soil condition and usage. And we back it up with our Healthy Lawn Guarantee," Hamza said.
To get more tips, and to watch Jason Cameron in seasonal webisodes on curb appeal on behalf of TruGreen, visit www.TruGreen.com.
Courtesy of Family Features
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