Landscaping Additions that Could Add Value to Your Cary Home
The exterior of your Cary home is a buyer’s first impression, and could be the make-or-break moment when a potential buyer decides whether they want to schedule a showing, or keep right on looking.
As such, it’s essential that your current or future property for sale looks its best from the outside in, and especially during the springtime when the City of Cary is blooming with natural color around every corner.
So what are some inexpensive features you can add to your Cary home that will boost its curb appeal without breaking the bank? Turns out, there are plenty of options, starting with the following…
The springtime is a great time to load up on annual flowers to plant in bare spots around the yard or driveway, or to brighten up a front porch when transplanted to a colorful pot or two. Start your search for colorful blooms with a trip to the Raleigh Farmers’ Market. This extensive and budget-friendly market comes to life in the spring, and is overflowing with options when it comes to inexpensive annual flowers and foliage.
A Blooming Trellis
Have adjacent neighbors that might steer a buyer away? You don’t have to build an entire fence to add a bit more privacy! Instead, pick up some inexpensive trellises from your local hardware store, and some climbing and / or flowering vines to create a natural barrier that will look, (and perhaps even smell), beautiful! For fast-growing flowers, consider purchasing Carolina Jessamine or jasmine, clematis, or passionflowers, which can all grow to towering heights in just a few sunny weeks or months.
If you’re thinking of putting your Cary house on the market later in the year, and want to boost your borders, this is a fine time to start establishing a hedge. The key is to look for fast-growing and evergreen varieties that will stay thick and vibrant well into the winter months. Juniper, cypress, and cedar trees are all good options for this task, (and can also be found at local Cary gardening centers and at the Raleigh Farmers’ Market.)
While the fall is the best time to plant early blooming bulbs like daffodils and tulips, the spring is a fine time to plant colorful summertime bulbs that will linger for years to come! For a towering floral display around mailboxes, porches, or other yard décor items, look for gladiolus bulbs. These summer-blooming bulbs are easy to find, nicely inexpensive, and come in a vibrant array of colors so you can map out your natural color scheme to your tastes.
The spring is the best season for celebrating color, and for Cary homeowners who are thinking of selling their home, it’s also an ideal opportunity to boost a property’s curb appeal and get into the spirit of a blooming Cary.
So stop by your favorite Cary garden center, hardware store, and / or farmers’ market, and get growing! With just a couple small projects that rely on natural additions, your home will stand out on your Cary block in no time at all.