It’s winter and lawn care is probably the last thing on your mind during the season of snow and ice. With summer being months away and much of the country blanketed in white, a healthy lawn probably isn’t a priority right now. Why would it be? While mowing isn’t a concern if you live in one of the colder areas of the country, coming up with a plan for the upcoming warmer months is still a good idea.

The spring months are not as far off as you think. Not only will spring bring warmer weather and blooming plants, but also real estate opportunities. What does real estate have to do with lawn care? Let us tell you.

Believe it or not, lawn care can affect your property value. An attractive and well-maintained lawn creates good first impressions and sets expectations for the rest of the home; and first impressions are everything. A well-maintained property translates into value for the buyer. It convinces a potential buyer less money will be spent towards repairs and upkeep which creates further incentive to buy.

If you are considering selling your home in the upcoming months, it will be beneficial to come up with a lawn care plan for the spring. Schedule when you will service your lawn mower or other lawn care equipment so you will be ready to go when grass starts growing again. Stocking up sooner rather than later will save money. For instance, fertilizer is likely to be cheaper during the winter when it is less of a demand. Late winter is also a good time to prune trees and shrubs and will promote new growth and fruit production in months to come.

Lawnstarter.com has even more information on how lawn care affects your property value.