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Tuesday, August 21, 2018   /   by Anne Rose

Landscape Staging Tips to Help Sell Your Home

Practical front yard appeal
It’s never a good idea for a realtor to put your “For Sale” sign in a messy flower bed, un-edged lawn, and overgrown lawn.

If you are selling your home, your goal is to present an attractive, well-maintained landscape. Your lawn shouldn't look like it will take too much work, which might intimidate buyers. It also shouldn't look like it will be too expensive to care for.


Stage your landscape
In much the same way that you stage the interior of your home for sale, you should "stage" your landscape. Clean, refresh, and declutter. Then declutter some more.

Here are landscape staging tips to help sell your home, starting with the outside.



Remove debris, fallen branches, leaves. Pull weeds from both your lawn and your landscape beds. Deadhead your flower garden. Remove plants that look like they are struggling. 




Trim hedges and shrubs, especially those that are up against your home. Make sure that bushes ...

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  landscaping, sell your home

Tuesday, August 14, 2018   /   by Anne Rose

Avoid Coastal Carolina Landscaping Confusion


Welcome to our edge of North Carolina 
We have hot humid summers and daily rain storms that will make you dream about lush tropical plants: orchids and palms. The sandy soil is daunting, but the mild winters inviting. Magnolia trees and giant ferns year round? Salty air. Driving winds and summer storms. 

It’s all so confusing, especially for the transplanted gardener. If you moved to the Cape Fear area from inland or up north, tackling landscape tasks along the coast can be confusing.

The trick to successful landscaping in any region is matching plants with both your property and the plant hardiness zone. It’s ...

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