Selling Your Home? Here’s Why You Shouldn’t Neglect Your Landscaping

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Selling Your Home? Here's Why You Shouldn't Neglect Your Landscaping

Selling Your Home? Here’s Why You Shouldn’t Neglect Your Landscaping

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Selling Your Home? Here’s Why You Shouldn’t Neglect Your Landscaping

Guest Blogger on Cullins Service Kris Lindahl from The Kris Lindahl Team REMAX

Getting your home up to impeccable condition so that it not only sells quickly but nets you the highest price means that you’ll undertake a whirlwind of activity. If you’re like most people who are eager to sell their homes, this activity tends to be focused on the interior of your home. After all, you want interested home buyers to see the possibilities of your home from the minute they walk through your front door.

First Impressions Are Made Instantly

What you might not realize though, is that by the time someone walks through that front door, they’ve already formed an opinion about your home. How is this possible? The presentation that your home makes on the outside does a great deal when it comes to fueling that opinion. Most people who are in the market for a home will be more excited to tour one that looking appealing as they drive up than one whose yard is in obvious need of work. The exception to this is if a potential home buyer is specifically seeking out a fixer upper. In that case, he or she might overlook a disheveled and neglected exterior appearance.

The Statistics Support Curb Appeal’s Benefits

According to a survey undertaken by the National Association of Realtors, 96 percent of real estate professionals recommend that sellers take steps to improve the curb appeal of their home before they list it for sale. This figure goes hand in hand with the 99 percent of those professionals who believe that curb appeal is vitally important to attracting a buyer. Upgrades such as in the lawn itself or with the softscape were among those the provided home sellers with nearly a 100 percent return on their investment, according to the same survey.

How Much Should You Invest in Curb Appeal?

There are no hard and fast rules regarding the amount of money that is suitable to invest in improving the curb appeal of your home. A good rule of thumb is to invest about 10 percent of the value of your home in its landscaping. It can be difficult to know what types of landscaping projects will net the best rate of return.

Turn to Landscaping Experts

One way to know that you’re investing in the right landscaping projects is to call in the experts. A local landscaping company knows what is popular in your area as well as those projects that are most appealing. For example, though you’d love to put in an elaborate rose garden, a potential homebuyer might find the thought of maintaining it overwhelming.

Another reason to call a professional landscaping company is because homeowners often find themselves so busy fixing up and maintaining the interior of their home to ensure that it’s show-ready, that they neglect the exterior. As noted above, doing so can result in your home staying on the market longer. You might also find that you have a difficult time getting as many offers for the price you want if your home lacks curb appeal.

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Cullins Service Wright Stand on Lawn Mower The Stander Intensity 36 inch First Day

Cullins Service Wright Stand on Lawn Mower The Stander I First Day

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Cullins Service Wright Stand on Lawn Mower The Stander Intensity 36 inch First Day

Cullins Service Wright Stand on Lawn Mower The Stander Intensity 36 inch First Day

  Cullins Service Wright Stand on Lawn Mower The Stander Intensity 36 inch First Day

Today we picked up our new Wright stand on mower from Cleaves co. in Needham Heights. We want to thank Paul for helping us out through the whole deal.

We named her Madison. As soon as we picked her up we went to our first property straight away. It happend to be our largest yard which was a good test for our new wright stander I. We are happy to say she too to it like a champ. She did great on wide open areas as well as inclines. She was able to go over small brick borders with ease. The trimming time was cut down because we were able to get into tighter spaces. The time spent mowing was also cut down.

Cullins Service Wright Stand on Lawn Mower The Stander I First Yard

Cullins Service Wright Stand on Lawn Mower The Stander I First Yard

The second yard Cullins Service went to had a fence surrounding the property, a small gate to get through in the front and a narrow alley leading  to the backyard. The wright stand on mower went right through the gate and up the ally with no problem. Second property test passed with no problem.

The third property we actually timed. You can see it in the video Cullins Service made (video below). 4 minutes and 42 seconds. Getting lawns mowed that quick and look that good is what it’s all about.

 

Cullins Service Wright Stand on Lawn Mower The Stander I pushing yard waste barrel

Cullins Service Wright Stand on Lawn Mower The Stander I pushing yard waste barrel

Very happy with our new Wright Stand On Stander I. The only problem we had was with the Accelerator Aluminum grass catcher. It was light which was great, but the dust was not cool. I had to customize it to cut down on the dust. I’ll put up galleries, blog and video of that later.

 

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Cullins Service Leaf Removal and Cleanup Service Needham Property

Leaf Removal and Cleanup Service Needham Property

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Cullins Service Leaf Removal and Cleanup Service Needham Property

Cullins Service Leaf Removal and Cleanup Service Before

Cullins Service Leaf Removal and Cleanup Service for one of our Needham properties. Cullins Service provided our full Leaf Removal Service for this great property. We brought out our 2 Echo PB-250 Blowers, JRCO Leaf Plow mounted to Husqvarna Z246 Zero Turn and our new Scag TLS20W-29BV Giant Vac. Obviously we started blowing in the back. In most cases trying to move large piles of leaves can be difficult and time consuming so we brought our JRCO Leaf Plow mounted to Husqvarna Z246 Zero Turn. It plows massive piles of leaves anywhere real quick. This property had plenty of leaves to plow. The plow moves most of the leaves, but leaves a few behind. Not really a problem. The blowers make short work of that. When all the leaves are brought to the front either by leaf plow or blowing it’s

Cullins Service Leaf Removal and Cleanup Service Needham Property

Blowing leaves in the back yard

time to vac them up. When we started out we used to use tarps. We filled them and stuffed them into the van. This year we came packing the big guns in the form of a 29hp Scag Giant Vac. We converted the back of the van into a leaf hopper (a gallery of that process will be available soon), and mounted the Scag Giant Vac onto our trailer. It’s a great setup because we can still fit plenty of equipment on the trailer. We saved a great deal of time using the Scag Leaf Vac. It sucked the leaves right up.

After Cullins Service finished our Leaf Removal Service there were also some flower beds to clean out. We removed the dead vegetation to make it look better and make room for new growth next year. We also mowed the grass which needed to be done and helps pick up any leaves left over from

Cullins Service Leaf Removal and Cleanup Service Needham Property

Cullins Service Leaf Removal and Cleanup Service After

the leaf removal process. Finally Cullins Service finished off by edging the walkway and sidewalk to give the property a nice fresh finish.

Cullins Service takes pride in our work and making our customers happy is top priority. Enjoy the gallery and video.

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Cullins Service Landscape Cutting Grass, Weeding, Trimming Trees and Bushes Jamaica Plain Property

Cullins Service Landscape Cutting Grass, Weeding, Trimming Trees and Bushes Jamaica Plain

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Cullins Service Landscape Cutting Grass, Weeding, Trimming Trees and Bushes Jamaica Plain Property

Cullins Service Landscape Cutting Grass, Weeding, Trimming Trees and Bushes Jamaica Plain Property

Cullins Service acquired this property this year and it has become a regular. We had already done an initial cleanup now we are doing routine maintenance. This time though we have some tree work to do.

First Cullins Service weeded out the front flower bed. We also removed some old bushes, and trimmed dead parts off a few bushes to clean them up. In the back yard he had a tree with a broken branch and some other branches that were to heavy. They were leaning down so much they were touching the grass. So to start we cut the broken branch off. We then strategically cut branches off the low hanging branches to lessen the weight and raise the branches up. We wanted the cuts to be effective without making the tree look like it was just chopped up it has to look natural. We cut a few more low hanging branches in the backyard the cut the grass real nice with our Turf Beast 54 in. 22 HP Subaru Commercial

Cullins Service Landscape Cutting Grass, Weeding, Trimming Trees and Bushes Jamaica Plain Property

Cullins Service Landscape Cutting Grass, Weeding, Trimming Trees and Bushes Jamaica Plain Property

Duty, Dual Hydro Walk Behind Finish Cut Turf Mower w/ floating deck.
Finally we trimmed some more low hanging branches that were hanging over the sidewalk. Cullins Service then cleaned all debri, grass, leaves, weeds and branches. Another job we can be proud of.

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Cullins Service Dek Turf Beast

Cullins Service new Dek Turf Beast Commercial Duty Walk-Behind Mower

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Cullins Service Dek Turf Beast

Cullins Service using the Dek Turf Beast Commercial Duty Dual Hydro Walk-Behind Finish-Cut Turf Mower with Floating Deck w/ 2 Wheel Mower Sulky and a side grass collector

 

Cullins Service has added a new Mower into out Fleet of landscaping tools. The Dek Turf Beast 36 in. 22 HP Subaru EH65V Commercial Duty Dual Hydro Walk-Behind Finish-Cut Turf Mower with Floating Deck. We also modified it w/ a velke sulky and a metal side mounted grass collector.


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Cullins Service Landscape Mowing, Trimming and General Maintenance Wellesley Property

Cullins Service Landscape Mowing, Trimming and General Maintenance Wellesley Property

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Mowing stripes into Lawn

Cullins Service Landscaping Mowing Stripes into Wellesley Property

Cullins Service Landscape Mowing, Trimming and General Maintenance Wellesley Property.

This was Cullins service Landscaping first time mowing, trimming this beautiful property and it’s also my first post on my new blog.

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