Staging your home during resale is a key component to getting it sold in a timely manner. It can be the difference of waiting 8 months or waiting 2 months for your property to sell. We are all guilty of collecting random items over the years, especially if you have lived in the house for a long time. Removing these items and decluttering can make a huge impact on the look of your home!
By Melissa Dittmann Tracey, REALTOR® Magazine
Want to add some greenery or a garden to a backyard but tight on space? Try a vertical garden. By going up with your plants instead of spreading them out, youll be able to squeeze a garden in even the smallest of spots.
Vertical gardens are considered a hot landscaping trend. Use trellises, planting walls, and other structures to attach plants too. The vertical gardens can also double as a way to add privacy to a small deck or patio.
Create a vertical wall of planters, such as by using mason jars of ornamental grasses. Or, plant a variety of vegetables or flowers. Attach multiple containers to a frame or wall and then fill them up with plants.
But a vertical garden still requires a lot of upkeep. Be sure to prune plants appropriately. Also, youll want to make sure the upper levels of the plants dont overshadow the lower areas and the garden stays vibrant and green.
Read tips on getting started with a vertical garden from the National Association of Landscape Professionals.