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Keeping Up Your Home's Curb Appeal
Consistent home maintenance can cut down on the number of tasks you'll need to tackle when it's time to put your property on the market. Whether you're selling or staying, follow these 10 tips to keep your home's landscaping and exterior looking its best.
Make Watering Easier
Keep your front landscape lush and green by installing an automatic irrigation system or by snaking drip or soaker hoses, which typically use less water than sprinkler systems, through your planting beds. "A lawn that is yellow and patchy gives buyers the idea that your home is not properly maintained," says Cindy Lin, general manager/founder of Staged4More Home Staging in South San Francisco.
Greg recommends using a soaker hose, which can be attached to your home's outdoor spigot with a timer, for adequate watering. "That way, you can walk away from your yard, and it will be fine," he says.
Soaker hoses save homeowners time and effort, since they can do the work while you do something else, he explains.
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