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August is almost through, which means the time for the kids to go back to school and pumpkin spice to come in.  During this time, you may think it is best to leave your lawn and landscape the way it is before the leaves turn, but this could not be further from the truth.  Join us today, as we give you some simple tips that will go a long way in improving your curb appeal in the late summer!

A Few Minutes A Day Goes a Long Way

We understand that you are busy working, running errands, and taking care of the kids each and every day, but if you can devote about 10 minutes a day to the care of your landscape, it will go a long way—both to you, and potential buyers all around.  You may not be able to resow the entire lawn during this period, but you can break your the pruners and give your flowers and plants the touch-up they need.  Sure, it may seem like a Dark Art to those without green thumbs, but a few simple searches on Google and YouTube will turn you into a pruning pro in no time.  Another way you can use this time is to pick any weeks you may see, or give your lawn the watering it needs.

Give Your Hardscaping a Face Lift

As the weather starts to cool and the autumnal equinox is on its way, it makes for the perfect time to set one weekend aside and powerwash everything.  Walkways, decks, and siding can all benefit from one good power washing session.  Even if you are unable to do it yourself, paying a local company or teenager down the street to do it may be the best investment you’ve made in a while.  In addition, be sure to give your decks a touch-up of stain during this time.  You’ll be able to host more on the deck during the fall, and rope potential buyers in with the luscious color of the wood.

The Mulch

It’s the dreaded word of many a homeowner, but laying down mulch could hands-down be the best thing for your late-summer curb appeal.  Be sure to do it right before the leaves start to fall to provide your lawn with the nutrients it needs to survive the winter, and to give your yard a dazzling look.  First impressions are everything, and a crisp lawn with dark mulch in the background will be enough for a serious buyer to take another look.

Time is running out on beach days and carnivals, but you still have plenty of time to give your yard the attention it needs.  All it takes is a little bit each day, and you’ll see the results in no time.

For more tips on curb appeal, please check out our blog, or have a chat with an American Dream Realty of South Jersey agent today!

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