[Published Dec. 4, 2014, in the Jeffco editions of the Denver Post's YourHub section]
We all know about curb appeal, and it is very real, even in a seller’s market. Water features, such as the one at right are particularly nice, especially when the sound of running water can mask other environmental sounds such as a nearby highway.
A healthy-looking lawn can make a big difference, too. I have recommended hiring Lawn Doctor a few weeks before putting a home on the market, because it’s impressive how quickly a lawn can look better after it has been treated correctly.
A yard can be “staged” too, much as the interior of a house can be staged to be more inviting. A bench or swing is a way to “vignette” a yard, suggesting to the visitor the idea of sitting and listening to that water feature or enjoying that mountain view.
I recently replaced my Kentucky bluegrass lawn with Bella bluegrass, a new breed of grass available through On the Green, LLC (Chris Huxtable, 720-217-2587) which uses 75% less water and grows only to 3 or 4 inches tall, eliminating the need for weekly lawn mowing. I suspect it will need less attention from Lawn Doctor, too! Think of it as buffalo grass but prettier. I'm sure it would help my home sell quicker, were I to put it on the market.