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The First-Time Homeowner's Survival Guide by Sid Davis

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CHAPTER 6

YOUR HOME’S LANDSCAPING AND CURB APPEAL

Curb appeal to a home is what packaging is to the products you buy. The better it’s packaged, the more successful it is. Even if you don’t plan on selling for awhile—the national average for living in a home is slightly over seven years—it’s critical to keep your landscaping and yard in top condition. You’ll not only enjoy your home more, but when the time does come to sell you won’t have to pay a lot to catch up.

You don’t have to have a green thumb to have a great yard and enjoy it. Like decorating the interior, you can create your own little world and have fun doing it. True, there are a few new skills to develop, but they’re not difficult.

This chapter gives you some basic tips on how to make ...

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