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Unformatted text preview: UPDATING YOUR LANDSCAPE DESIGN One of the things you should do before listing your house is take a good long look at your landscaping. Remember that many people form a first impression of your home from the street, before they ever walk in the door. Evaluate your landscape to make sure you don’t have these problems: • Overgrown, chaotic plantings. A crowded, chaotic appearance may repel potential buyers rather than entice them into your home for a further look. • Sparse, underdeveloped plantings. A sparse landscape may also turn off potential buyers. Plantings should be in proportion to the height of the house and draw your eye to the house’s best features. • Inadequate access from the street. Is the walkway from the street or driveway adequate for several people to use when approaching? A narrow or deteriorated walkway can also be hazardous in adverse weather conditions. Updating your landscape design can solve a number of problems such as these. Trim, prune, or even eliminate overgrown plantings. Consider purchasing fairly mature trees and shrubs to make the landscape eliminate overgrown plantings....
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This note was uploaded on 05/14/2008 for the course CIS 128 taught by Professor Galerneau during the Fall '07 term at Michigan Flint.
- Fall '07