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Easily fix an ugly yard

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Curb appeal is a big deal when trying to sell a house. Potential buyers will have a first impression when they see your house, and that impression is not so easy to sway once they are inside. That means having a nice-looking yard makes a big difference!

It doesn’t take hours of pulling weeds and planting new bushes and flowers to get the effect you want though. Sometimes, all you may need to do is apply a little bit of mulch. When done right, mulch can both look very pleasing and be healthy for your landscaping.

Here’s how to do it:

Step 1: Clear the area (optional)

Remove any debris, dead plants, and weeds from areas of bare dirt. This will ensure that the areas are clean and free of any obstacles that may affect the mulch’s coverage. If you plan to use enough mulch to choke out weeds (a layer more than two inches deep), you may even skip this step.

Step 2: Lay down weed barrier fabric (optional)

If you want to prevent weeds from growing, weed barrier fabric is great at helping mulch get the job done.

Step 3: Apply the mulch

Use a wheelbarrow to carry large amounts of mulch, or simply carry the bags yourself. Use a shovel to help spread the mulch over large areas of bare dirt. Then, use a garden or hand rake to spread it evenly. Make the layer 2-3 inches deep to prevent weeds from growing, but don’t pile up too much against the base of plants or trees, as that can cause rot.

Step 4: Water the mulch

Once you have spread the mulch, water it to help settle it and prevent it from blowing away.

And that’s it! With a few simple steps, you can apply mulch to your landscaping to make it look better and more appealing to potential homebuyers.

We are also a homebuyer, so if you are considering selling, feel free to contact us to see what we can do for you!

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