Spring is officially here and if you are like many, you are contemplating what you can do to improve your landscaping. According to the Appraisal Institute, landscaping can increase the value of your home and increase the probability of it selling much quicker. Many homebuyers will ask to see a home based solely on its curb appeal so it makes sense to increase yours by planting foliage and the like.
Justin Winter Sotheby’s International Real Estate knows just how much you have put into your luxury property and we want to give you some spring gardening tips to spruce up your yard (and the value of your home.)
Native species of plants are local to the area in which you live and thus have a significant impact on the local environment. Not only that, but native plants will thrive in your area without much work on your part. According to the South Carolina Native Plant Society, around ninety percent of plants sold at large chain home improvement stores are not considered native. It pays to do your research and/or consult with local nurseries to find plants best suited for your environment.
If you are not sure which plants will thrive in your garden, you can do a quick Google search or enlist the help of your local native plant society. For residents of The Cliffs communities located in South Carolina, check here for more information on plants local to you. North Carolina residents can visit the North Carolina Native Plant Society website for native plants and tips.
Determine Planting Area and Amend Soil
Your Cliffs home is astounding so you will want to choose the area best suited for planting and one that will bring you a huge return on your investment. Before you bring home plants from the store, determine where you will be doing your planting. If the area only receives partial sun, then that will help you choose the best shrubs, hedges, flowers, and trees for the location. Are you planting in an area that gets sun throughout the day? If so, full sun plants are your best bet.
Once you have determined location, you need to focus on the soil in which you will be planting. Does it need additional resources to accommodate the growing process? Would containers be a more viable solution? If you have questions concerning the quality of your soil, contact a landscape architect or your local nursery and get all the information you need for success.
On lovely spring days, planting seems like a dream activity. However, if there is any risk of a frost, be wary. You want to make sure that the last frost of the season has come and gone before you get started.
Spring is a wonderful time to revamp your landscaping and add value to your home. Longer days make for great planting so arm yourself with the best information available and have fun!