I'm Selling My Home, Should I Get Professional Lawn Care?

Posted on Oct 3, 2017 9:00:00 AM by Stephanie Morgan

I'm Selling My Home, Should I Get Professional Lawn Care? | The Experienced GardenerIf you’re thinking of selling your home, we know you’ve got a ton of things on your mind. One of the questions you may be pondering is whether you should get professional lawn care. While it’s ultimately up to you if you want to hire a professional, it certainly doesn’t hurt to update your landscaping.

When it comes to selling your home, landscaping will help determine how other people feel about your home. Curb appeal is important to most every home buyer. Therefore, it’s important to try to make a minimal effort in the upkeep of your lawn.


When selling your home, if at all possible, plan your yard work and lawn care months before you need to sell. If you’re thinking of selling next spring, now is the time to start planning.

Start by cleaning up the yard. Be sure to remove any dead branches and foliage. Weeds should also be removed. If you have dead or dying plants, they should be removed or revitalized soon.

Trim back overgrown shrubs and remove any plants that you’ve been neglecting.

Decorate with some potted flowers

Potted flowers on the front porch will help make your home more inviting while your potential buyers are waiting for you or your real estate agent to open the front door.

Try to stick with evergreen plants, especially because you may need to sell your home in the winter.


Trees can add value to your property, can provide a canopy of shade, as well as insulation from the sun. However, tree roots can damage the foundation of your home, so be sure to not plant them too close to it, or any buildings on your property. When planting trees, remember that not everyone wants trees that bear nuts or fruit, so consider trees that don’t.

Keep it simple

When trying to sell a house, plan out a nice, simple lawn area and mulch the bed. You’ll want to limit the number of plants, and simplify the design so you don’t have 200 different plants that people don’t recognize and may be intimidated by.

Try plants that are drought-resistant, are native, and easy to care for.

You can always hire a professional

Yes, we did say that you don’t need to, but if you’re short on time, or you’re still unsure of how to even begin, it may behoove you to call in a professional landscaping business. They’ll be able to update your lawn and garden for what is best suited for your needs and your budget.


When it comes to lawn care, you don’t want to go overboard. Stick to a few upgrades, and remember that maintenance is crucial. If you follow these tips, your home will have great curb appeal, and attract the buyers you want. Good luck!

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