|A home on the market needs to look good all year long.|
This home looks friendly, despite bare branches and dormant grass.
Already, you’ve made a huge difference!
If you have a bare spot in the lawn where a kiddie pool was all summer, can you convert it to a fire pit? If your flower boxes are empty, can you fill them with evergreen boughs?
So, leave your pool uncovered if the home you are staging is where winters are warm. It will provide an outdoor focal point that’s a selling feature to most buyers, but only if you are willing to maintain it through the winter.
|Most pools are situated behind a house, but sometimes they are still visible from the street. |
This home in Florida is located on the Intracoastal Waterway,
so the pool is part of a different kind of curb appeal, or "canal appeal."
|They don't call them Snow Crocus for nothing! These small but welcome beauties|
will bloom through snow-covered ground. Photo: White Flower Farm.
|Taking care of business now, in the fall, will pay off in the spring|
with an enviable, lush lawn that buyers are bound to notice.
Fertilize the Soil
Best bet: check with dependable sources of information for your area, not people with vested interests such as chemical salesmen and lawn services. State universities and colleges, especially agricultural colleges, will give you impartial and current advice, so go to the websites for the these institutions in your state.
|This autumn grapevine wreath can quickly re-invent itself as a Christmas wreath once I |
replace the orange berry garland with some seasonal picks, greenery, or a big red bow.