When you’re trying to get a home ready to sell you don’t have time to plant and wait for things to grow to make the yard look better. However, there things that homeowners can do to improve the curb appeal of the home without spending a lot of money or putting in a lot of effort. Here are the top budget friendly landscaping ideas that will boost curb appeal and make a home more attractive to buyers:

Clean It Up

Giving the yard a clean doesn’t really cost much, if anything, and it will dramatically improve the look of the yard. Trim the bushes and trees. Get rid of weeds. Get rid of brush or dead branches. If there are dead leaves or other debris get those out of there. Rake the entire yard. Sweep off walkways and the driveway. Put away children’s toys, bikes, and other clutter. Homeowners will be shocked at how much better their home looks just after a little cleaning.

MLS EdmontonSod

When there’s no time to allow grass to grow in naturally or in areas where the grass doesn’t grow well put down some nice green sod. It won’t cost much to fill in where the grass is sparse or even to cover a small yard entirely but it will make a huge difference in the appeal of the home. Transforming a muddy or dusty yard to a lush green yard will instantly boost buyer interest in the home and may increase the asking price as well. A green lawn is also going to attract potential buyers with kids.


Mulch covers a lot of problems and it gives the yard a well-kept and cared for vibe. New fresh mulch looks great and smells great too. It will give potential buyers a great feeling when they tour the home. Add mulch around walkways, around trees and shrubs, and use it to create paths where the paths are overgrown. Keep it fresh and updated and it will boost home’s curb appeal.


Planters are fantastic for staging the outside of a home. Beautiful planters filled with lush plants and colorful flowers are easy to create and you can put them anywhere that you want to accent. Large beautiful planters by the front door will make a home look stately and welcoming. Big blooming plants on the patio will make potential buyers see themselves barbecuing and enjoying themselves. Planters at the end of the driveway make the house more visible and provide a cheerful welcome. Homeowners that want the most bang for their buck should invest in some planters and blooming plants to boot the curb appeal of a home that they are trying to sell.

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Listing information last updated on May 27th, 2022 at 4:02pm CDT.