Landscaping around a home creates a welcoming and inviting space for rest and recreation. Attractively arranged perennials, shrubs and trees improve the exterior appeal and add an average of 14 percent to home value. The effective use of lawns and plant life can help a home sell as much as five weeks sooner.

While professional landscapers are adept at making a home stand out among others on the market, landscaping doesn’t necessarily mean spending thousands of dollars with a professional. Creating a fresh, inviting appearance can be as simple as planting a few flowers, cutting back lawns or trimming hedges to give the property a cleaner appearance. Landscaping is an excellent and proven investment.

Contact Four Seasons Sotheby’s International Realty for more tips on landscaping and staging your home in Vermont or New Hampshire.