When it comes to real estate, the old adage rings true, “You never get a second chance to make a first impression.” One of the first things an interested buyer looks at is the overall state of the outside of the house and property – including the lawn.
HGTV explains, “Your lawn is the first thing people see when they approach your home, and regardless of what people say about judging a book by its cover, it’s crucial to make a positive first impression. In buyers’ minds, if you’ve neglected the outside of your home, they can only imagine how bad it is on the inside… Healthy, lush lawns are always in vogue.”
Not only does having a nice lawn increase the chances of your home being sold, but it also can increase the value of your home. Research confirms that an attractive lawn and landscape can boost a home’s value by 5% – 11%. This is a significant increase, especially on a home valued at $300,000 or more.
How to Get a Beautiful Lawn Instantly
When deciding how to achieve the lush, attractive lawn you want, you are faced with seed or sod. Seeding limits your grass selection to only a few varieties and can often take many attempts to get the seed to stick, and even then it could come through patchy or mingle with weeds.
With sod, there are many varieties to choose from and an average size lawn can be professionally installed within a couple of hours and be ready to use in a couple of weeks. In addition to its timeliness, sod is often more lush and green than grass grown from seed – since seed can get too spread out, causing bare patches and dirt spots that would need to be reseeded.
Buying Sod For Your Lawn
The science behind today’s sod has made it possible to enjoy a beautiful new lawn virtually overnight. Our representatives at Lake Jem Farms can help you find the sod or turfgrass product that is right for your lawn, and can even help you install it, as we are a licensed and insured sod installation contractor.
Don’t wait any longer!
Just think of all the ways you might enjoy a welcoming, green lawn and well-maintained property. Then think of the extra money you will make just for maintaining and enjoying your yard when you decide to move!