Selling Your House After A Dry, Hot Summer? Increase Curb Appeal With These Tips

If you are selling your home after a dry and hot summer, you may be worried about how the weather affected your home's overall curb appeal. Here are some tips for how you can get the outside looking great again to potential buyers.

Clean Your Home's Siding

If your home has vinyl siding, it may be covered in grit and dust from a dry summer. Thankfully, it is easy to clean off that dried mud and dirt using a scrub brush on a telescopic handle with mild detergent. Once you have scrubbed away the dirt, just be sure to rinse off the siding with water to get rid of any soap residue.

Remove Dead Plants

A dry summer could have caused some plants to die off due to the weather. You need to take some time to get rid of them. Use a shovel to remove shrubs and dead plants or pruning shears to get rid of dead branches. Sweep away any dirt left behind, and your landscaping will be looking a lot better.

Plant Some Fresh Flowers

Empty spots in your garden can make it look a bit bare. Put in some flowers that will bloom in the fall in places where you removed dead plants. Just be sure to water them every day, especially when the outside temperatures are on the warm side.

Add Mulch To Your Garden Beds

An easy way to make your garden beds look tidy and uniform is to add mulch to it. It will not only help plants grow by holding in moisture, but it looks like your home is well landscaped. Mulch is easy to install, since you just spread it around your garden beds until the surface is completely covered.

Plant Sod

Is your grass looking a bit brown and crunchy due to a lack of rain? It can be difficult to get the grass looking green again quickly. Consider replacing your grass with fresh sod. It will look great instantly, rather than taking weeks for fresh grass seed to grow in. Potential buyers will never know that your grass was ugly and brown, since the new grass will look perfect as they approach your house for a showing.

For more advice on improving your home's overall curb appeal, speak to a real estate agent. They can let you know of some tips that have worked for other clients of theirs.