2 Colorado Landscaping Tips for Sellers and BuyersPosted on Apr 17, 2017
Landscaping is an important thing to consider for both sellers and buyers. Sellers will increase their curb appeal and home value by having great landscaping. On the other hand, having bad landscaping can be a deal-breaker for a potential buyer who wants a move-in-ready home. For buyers, it's important to know whether you want great landscaping in a home or if that is something you are willing to put a little time and money into. Whether you are buying, selling, or just wanting to improve your yard, here are two landscaping tips for Coloradans.
- Don't be afraid of xeriscaping. Xeriscaping is the ideal landscaping for a dry climate, requiring little to no irrigation. But there are lots of beautiful and inventive ways to xeriscape that don't involve filling your whole yard with rock. Check out this article from The Spruce for a better understand of what xeriscaping is. While Colorado is well-known for mountain ranges full of snow, the truth is Colorado is a semiarid state covering 5 USDA hardiness zones for plants. Xeriscaping is a great way to minimize watering costs avoid freezing your plants.
- Use Colorado native plants and take note of your local climate. The Front Range, the Rocky Mountains, and the Western Slope all have different climates that lend themselves to different crops. For example, the town Palisade on the Western Slope is home to beloved peaches due to the mild winters. But just a hundred miles or so to the east and those same crops would never survive. Read this Better Homes and Gardens article for more information on regional landscaping. Researching and planting Colorado native plants is the best way to have beautiful and maintainable landscaping at your home.
These are just a few ideas to help you think about your current or future landscaping. If you are buying or selling a home in Colorado, contact us at Team Lassen today.