Anybody who will be selling a property in the spring should get a jump on curb appeal by working now on beautifying the lawn.
Here are some key tasks that will lead to a green and healthy yard in the next selling season:
Calculate the total lawn area to learn how much seed and chemicals are required.
Treat weeds with an herbicide.
Test the pH level and, if indicated, add lime.
Plant ground cover like pachysandra and hardy ferns in low-light or slopping areas.
Before preparing, seeding and fertilizing the rest of the lawn, consider whether there are areas that might be better candidates for stepping stones or another attractive alternative to plantings.
Source: Charlotte Observer, Nancy Brachey (09/05/2008)
Bennington VT, Selling