Even if you feel overwhelmed about the process of preparing your house for sale, it's important to remember that you can accomplish a lot in just a few minutes of your time. This is true even in your yard, and it's always important to do all that you can to ensure that your yard offers a positive first impression. Homes for sale attract attention from those who may either be driving past your house to evaluate it or attending an upcoming open house that you have scheduled. If you're short on time but have a big desire to improve the look of your yard, here are three things that you can do in just a few minutes each.
The average yard can have its share of waste in a couple of different forms. If you have a pet dog or your home is located on a street on which many people walk their dogs, your yard may have pet droppings on the grass. The presence of doggy do-do is an eyesore for those who may be evaluating your home, and while this issue may not scare a buyer away on its own, it doesn't send a message that you're vigilant about taking care of your property. In just a few minutes of your time, you should be able to scoop up this waste, and place it in your garbage. Additionally, if litter from passing pedestrians and motorists often finds its way to your yard, you can pick up these things quickly, too.
Fill Bare Areas
If your lawn has bare areas, you may panic and think that you need to hire a landscaping service or put down sod. The reality is that if there are only a handful of bare areas, you can deal with the issue in a simpler way. It takes only a few minutes of your time to rough up the dirt in these bare patches, sprinkle some grass seed over the area, and then water it. Even if the areas are still bare when people visit your home, the presence of the seed will indicate that you're taking proper care of your yard.
Edge Your Gardens
If you have a garden or two in your lawn, it doesn't take long to edge them. Using an edging tool, you simply push the tool into the earth, and turn the earth up. This job is quicker than it may seem, and it can help to give your yard a cared-for appearance, in just a few minutes of effort.