OUTDOOR IDEAS to INCREASE your HOME’S VALUE ($$$)

…BUT BEWARE OF JEALOUS NEIGHBORS!

Most likely a house is the most expensive purchase you will ever make. Here’s how to bring new and exciting life to your property. You can increase your home’s value with only a few simple and creative steps. A home is one of the greatest investments of your entire life. Give it some attention and watch its net worth grow.

Below are a few ideas on how to upgrade and enjoy your outdoor property.   

First the SIMPLE but IMPORTANT – then read on to the end for the FUN stuff.

YOUR LANDSCAPE’S ARCH ENEMY…weeds

The quick and easy ‘fix’…

old mansion surrounded by overgrown weeds

UNLESS YOU ARE GOING FOR THE HAUNTED HOUSE LOOK, getting rid of those ugly strands of growth is the first and most simple step towards improving your home and property’s appearance. Take the time to remove all that clutter – the overgrown plants and brush from your gardens and property lines. Simply scour your flower beds and the perimeter of your home and pull out all that unwanted nastiness.

IT’S EASY with the RIGHT TOOLS

Cut down thick brush and small tree limbs faster and with conviction!

If you’re fortunate to be a landowner, and you don’t already own one, a weed eater is your friend and a must-have tool for property maintenance. It makes short work of eliminating all that ugliness from your property and the perimeter of your house. Don’t let long power cords or gas and oil mixtures stop you from yardwork. Battery power is here to stay, and it makes yardwork so much easier.

Get rid of those weeds and nasty brush quicker with a few swoops from a powerful, lightweight tool. Here is one of the best-selling battery-operated weed eaters on the market…hands down…CLICK HERE.

There is no excuse for unwanted growth living near or around your homestead. Once it’s gone, your landscape will take on a whole new look.

TRIM AND PRUNE OVERGROWN BUSHES, SHRUBS and TREES

This is another simple technique with instant gratification. You don’t even need heavy-duty power tools to get that professional ‘look’ for your front lawn or backyard. Grab a good set of hedge trimmers and have fun shaping an annual haircut to the vegetation around the property.

A ‘manicured’ look surrounding your home is a sure-fire method for adding value…and your home is one of your greatest assets, right? Increase its value – provide a little ‘TLC’ to the shrubbery…give it a buzz cut.

two-story mansion with landscaped front yard
Trimmed bushes, trees and lawn

For small tree limbs or thick-rooted bushes you will need a heavy-duty option for trimming and if you haven’t seen this yet, it is one of the coolest tools available. It’s capable of cutting through large branches and small trunks of heavy plant growth.

I have a similar tool and it is priceless for my own property which is partially wooded. This portable hand-held tool boasts 24 volts of battery power! See what it can do for your property…CLICK HERE.

STONE IT!

Cover up that dirt and unused space!

I’m sure there are a few spots around your yard, front and back, that are unacceptable for planting. These areas just don’t get enough full sun to support plants, bushes or even grass for that matter.

There are plenty of decorative stones, all sizes and colors, that can be a quick fix for any of those areas where plant life is difficult. You can buy the stone in bags or have it delivered from your local hardware or landscaping store.

I purchased mine at my local landscaper. I used the stone for the base of my firepit and to secure the pavers for my walkway – an area that gets very little sun.

ADD COLOR

Adding color and pizzazz to the area around your home will bring beautiful scenes to your landscape all year round.  Enjoy the privacy of backyard living within a forest of ornamental shrubs, flowering plants and only the best of trees. This in-itself will add value and appeal to your property. Planning for the perfect landscape is key.

colorful bushes and flowers in yard with pond
Seasonal color adds beauty

But choosing the right flowers, shrubs and trees can be a daunting task. Perennials? Annuals? Deciduous trees? With so many varieties available it may be hard to decide on which type would suit your location the best. I discovered this guide that offers indispensable help for choosing exactly what particular flowers, plants, trees or bushes would be the best to compliment your home’s environment. It’s a treasure trove of information and the internet’s go-to source for the best landscape ever. Check it out HERE.

HERE’S my BEST IDEA for UPGRADING YOUR HOME to INCREASE VALUE

CREATE an OUTDOOR LIVING SPACE

Stop dreaming and finally build your own backyard paradise. Imagine a firepit on a stoned patio surrounded by a gorgeous background of ornamental shrubs, trees and flowering plants. Or professional-grade walkways circling around your pool, pond or garden. Add a deck, patio or outdoor kitchen. There are so many possibilities that can add value to your home as well as fun and relaxing time with family and friends!

The first step and the best way to get started is to come up with real life, practical ideas that will work for your landscape as well as personal taste. With a few tools and a little creative imagination, your dream landscape and outdoor space will become a reality. Below is a must have guide that will help you get it done the right way.

If you are serious about boosting your home’s value and having more fun in your dream outdoor living space, look no further…tons of ideas HERE.

FINALLY…

LIGHT IT UP!

You see it everywhere…restaurants, churches, corporations, large venues and yes, upscale homes…they use lights to show off their property – at nighttime! Why not your home?

mansion with front lit up with lights

Three reasons to ‘shine at night’

Security, safety and…showing off!

SAFETY first…

In the dark, lights provide the way and of course you need to see where you’re going. The last thing you need is for someone to get hurt on your property. Solar lighting technology has improved greatly over the past few years, and you can’t beat its portability. You can literally place solar lighting anywhere on your property.

SECURITY

This is a no brainer. It’s been proven that homes with security lighting are less susceptible for nighttime intrusion. I use motion sensitive lights especially at all my entrances. My neighbors have lights installed in the steps and along their walkways.

I’ve saved the best for last…

LIGHT UP YOUR ENTIRE HOME! SHOW OFF YOUR INVESTMENT

You’ve cleaned up all the weeds, planted new colorful and exotic shrubs and trees and hopefully you’ve built a beautiful outdoor living space for yourself and family to enjoy. Why not add outdoor lighting to let your neighbors see what a wonderful job you’ve done taking care of your property!

Once again, technology to the rescue…outdoor lighting has become simple, portable and dependable. There are many options for homeowners who would like to have their property displayed during the evening hours.

My latest purchase was an inexpensive, portable and weatherproof string of lights. I use them at home for nighttime parties in the yard and because they’re battery-powered, I also can take them on camping trips too.

Upgrade your greatest asset – your homestead.

Increase its value.

Then have fun enjoying the fruits of your labor…night and day!

(And don’t forget to invite those jealous neighbors over once in awhile 😊)

Be safe,

BZ

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ENTREPRENEUR, WRITER and FOUNDER of WOOD BURNER PRO LLC. An OUTDOORS ENTHUSIAST with an EYE FOR ADVENTURE. Follow Brian's BZ BLOG for INFORMATIVE STORIES, UNUSUAL FACTS, TIPS and INTERESTING FUN.

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