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The Back End Sells: Backyard Landscaping to Sell Your Home

by Kelly Richardson, All About Lawns Columnist

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Landscaping Ideas


When people who are considering buying your home come to check it out, one of the first places they will examine is your backyard. Your landscaping should be meticulous. And the more creative you get, the better chance you have of selling your home.

Quality backyard landscaping is a cost effective project that you can complete on your own. There are so many possibilities for backyard landscaping ideas that will increase the value and livability of your home environment. Before you begin a backyard landscaping project, there are several factors to consider in helping you make the most of your plan. Let's take a look at some of them.

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Factors for Backyard Landscaping:

  • Land Area. One of the first things you need to consider when starting a backyard landscaping project is to determine exactly how much land you have to work with.
  • Foliage Concentration. The amount of trees and shrubbery in your backyard will dictate the type of landscaping project you can feasibly complete.
  • Surface Level. The topography of your backyard is also an important factor to consider as it will affect your landscaping plans a great deal, especially when digging.


There are many resources that you can consult before beginning a backyard landscaping project. The Internet, your local greenhouse, or home improvement center are all excellent places to go for ideas and instructions on how to make your backyard look perfect. Here are some general ideas for ways you can improve your backyard landscaping.

Backyard Landscaping Ideas:

  • Pond. A backyard pond is an excellent way to give your backyard a very natural and serene look without spending a lot of money.
  • Garden. The old standard of a backyard garden will not only improve the look of your landscaping but can be a great creative outlet as well.
  • Pool. If you want to spend some money, you can install an in ground or above ground pool to increase your home's value.


About the Author
Kelly Richardson has obsessive compulsive lawn disorder and is afflicted with the need to share his knowledge with the world. Kelly writes lawn columns for a variety of home and garden magazines and e-zines.

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