It is not hard to understand that an unplanned approach to landscaping is equivalent to building a really complicated piece of equipment without an instruction manual. There are certain things that you need to be wary about that can sway potential buyers negatively when your property is up on the market. Poor exterior or landscaping choices can hurt as bad as much as a well-planned process can quickly bolster the reputation and value of your home. Consider these no-no’s that should be avoided both in terms of maintaining a good home and keeping the charts positive for the real estate value. 

Weeds or Overgrowth is negligence. 

The curb appeal of your home cannot be ignored when you are dealing with potential buyers. Overgrowing plants and shrubs and a neglected yard can quickly kill the excitement of your potential buyers and end your dreams of capitalizing on the property. It is best to keep a routine when it comes to maintaining the natural elements of your home or contacting a professional if you are living a busy lifestyle. Simple habits such as pruning, mulching, and mowing can prove to be the best habits you will develop as a homeowner in the longer run.

Keep Your Water Feature Small and Manageable 

Fish ponds do add an extra edge to your home, especially in high-end neighborhoods, when the fight to make your home stand out is real. However, without proper care and pond maintenance, your water feature can turn into quite a disturbance to the senses. Algal bloom, neglected fish health, and floating dead leaves are a big alarm for fish pond keepers. It is best to keep your water feature small for better management and convenience. Most of the potential struggles of pond fish keeping can easily be eliminated with proper construction and design. Adding robust filters, pumps, and aerators in the pond is an efficient method of keeping the water parameters positive and your fishes in their booming state

Portion the green and the concrete well

The idea of creating a landscape that mimics the ideal countryside home with dense vegetation, shade, and fresh air is a dream come true for home owners. However, adding too many trees can be a cause for potential harm during natural hazards. The lack of open space can also be a big annoyance when it comes to your children’s safety. Similarly, adding too many concrete elements in your yard can make the aesthetics too sharp. It is best to create a soft and natural balance of these landscaping elements. 


Creating a plan helps you structure a thorough theme and design for your property goals. Capitalizing on your property does not have to be an exorbitant endeavour. It is important to understand that bolstering your property’s value should not hurt your bank account – that would be counterproductive. The best plan is the one that keeps you faithful to a healthy budget. Be realistic with the time, elements, and the budget that you plan. Consider the existing elements and try flipping them along with the newer ones for a balanced and uniform result.