If you plan on selling your home any time soon, it is fair to say
that first impressions count for a lot when it comes to impressing
potential buyers. When you consider that the first thing buyers will see
when they roll up at your home is the front yard, it makes sense that a
spot of landscaping in that area could pay huge dividends in making
your home appear more desirable.
Planning the best landscaping approach for your front
yard requires that you get into the minds of buyers. Ideally, you want a
front yard that looks attractive and welcoming, which will plant in
buyers’ minds the idea that this could be their future home. On the
other hand, a landscaped front yard that is too elaborate might have a
negative effect by making some buyers fearful of the amount of work
required to maintain it.
By the same token, if the purpose of a
landscaping project is merely to sell your home, there can surely be
little point in expending a lot of time, effort, and expense on an
over-complicated front yard. The strategy, rather, should be minimum
effort and expense for maximum gain.