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When someone comes to your home for the first time, their first impression is going to be either positively or negatively affected by the quality of your landscaping. According to the Appraisal Institute, when someone comes to see your home, the landscaping accounts for 85 percent of what they will see when surveying the outside of your home. If you are trying to sell your home, keeping curb appeal in mind is going to help your home move quicker on the market than a similar home with a poorly landscaped exterior, and a facade that is desperately in need of a new coat of paint. At Autumn Hill Nursery, we love making great first impressions, especially with your landscaping. Here are a few ideas we think you should keep in mind when you are landscaping your Canton, GA home to sell. 

Keep Your House In Mind

The number one thing to remember – and all to often the number one thing forgotten – is that your landscaping must compliment your house. When designing a landscape, you like to add benches, fountains, and other fixtures as focal points but when you are landscaping a front yard you have to remember that the home is the main focal point and fixture in your design – the plantings shape, colors, and function must work to compliment the house as much as possible.

Don’t Make It Too Complicated

While you might be an avid gardener, planting a high maintenance landscape could be a negative to potential buyers. Even if you don’t mind spending hours deadheading, pruning, watering, weeding, and more, you could be turning away many potential buyers that either don’t have the time or the passion to cultivate the same beautiful garden that you have worked so hard to create.

Save Your Safety

When appraisers come to value your home, one of the things that they will be looking for are trees’ distance from the home. If trees have been planted too close to the sides of your house, their roots could be growing underneath your foundation, sucking water out and causing the foundation to settle unevenly. Its also important to consider the health of your trees. If they are dead and dying they could potentially fall over and cause damage to the home.

These are just a few things to keep in mind when you are trying to create curb appeal for your home. Not only must the design be beautiful, but it must be functional, keeping the end user – your potential buyer – in mind. If you need help landscaping your Woodstock, GA home, call us at Autumn Hill Nursery, we’d love to come help you!

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