March is right around the corner, and so is spring! If you’re thinking about selling your home this spring, touching up the outside to improve curb appeal is a must!

Take a look at your house from the curb. Do you see leaves on the ground? Is the mulch looking tired?

Let’s start with clearing all the leaves, not only from the front, but the entire yard. Now that wasn’t so bad, was it?

Now that the leaves are gone, it’s time to freshen the mulch. Whether pine straw, cypress mulch, or your mulch of choice, a few bags or bails will really help.

Do you have pansies planted? This is a great time to fertilize them. Let’s make those pansies last as long as possible, and maybe you’ll be lucky enough to sell your home before it’s time to plant summer flowers.

Another idea is to have some fresh containers by the front door. Perhaps you have pansies, so just fertilize those. If your containers are empty, like mine, try planting Winter Jasmine for a pop of color, and a welcome to your home.

You may also want to consider power washing dirty surfaces, including the house, deck, and driveway. A clean house is a happy house, and a happy house will sell faster!