When selling your home, landscaping determines whether your home feels inviting from the outside. Curb appeal is important to 71% of homebuyers when choosing their abode, according to a 2013 National Association of Realtors survey. Landscaping is a large part of that curb appeal.

That first impression is important. If they don't like the looks of the front of the house, which is mostly landscaping, often they won't even go inside.


Keeping up with the Joneses is important. If your neighbors' yards are run-down, spending a lot on landscaping isn't worthwhile. But if your neighbors have renovated homes with beautiful greenery, you need to do the same so buyers don't move on to homes with better curb appeal.

Here are five things to consider with your landscaping.


Planning ahead is important if you want to sell your home. You can't just decide to sell your house tomorrow and expect the landscaping to be ready. If you're...