How Your In-Ground Sprinkler System Adds Value to Your Home
If you’re putting your house on the market, your front yard is the first thing potential buyers will see. Your buyer’s first impression of your home starts with curb appeal.
You can increase your property value as well as sell your home faster with:
- A thick, green lawn.
- Mixed-use areas, such as a patio, hardscapes and softscapes (shrubs, potted plants, and native plants).
- Pruned shade trees.
- Tidy flowerbeds with lots of color and visual interest.
How to Raise Your Property’s Value
If you want to get an ROI from your lawn and landscape, you want to make sure that they look their best when potential homebuyers drive past your house.
A home that includes a well-maintained landscape and lawn go for 5.5% to 12.7% more compared to a home with no landscaping at all. Most realtors agree, and they coach their clients to improve the seller’s property’s curb appeal before putting the home on the market.
Many realtors also find that curb appeal is the most critical part of attracting a buyer. Why? Because when someone drives by your property, the first thing they notice is the lawn. Next, it’s the landscaping around the home.
Would you give a house a second glance if it had a weedy front yard and a lawn that hasn’t seen a mower in months? Of course not.
Interested buyers are the same as you. You need to stage your front yard, much like you would stage the interior of your home.
Here are some ways to stage your yard:
- Cut the grass
- Trim the shrubs
- Prune the trees
- Add a fresh batch of mulch
- Maintain the lawn sprinkler system
- Make sure everything looks its best.
You can ensure that your efforts at staging your property will succeed if you have an in-ground sprinkler system. The essential parts of staging a lawn and landscape include efficient watering. And an in-ground lawn sprinkler will do the trick.
Plus, an outdoor sprinkler system adds value to your property as well. Potential buyers will see a well-installed sprinkler system keeps the lawn and landscape looking their best.
How Does an Automatic Sprinkler System Keep Your Lawn and Landscape Looking Their Best?
All plants need water, but many specimens don’t need it every day. When you install a lawn sprinkler system, you’ll save money on your water bill as well as conserve water.
Plus, your lawn gets the required 1”-2” per week on an infrequent basis from your automatic sprinkler system.
Modern technology, such as Wi-Fi and Bluetooth, allows you to
- Regulate the amount of time that your sprinkler runs
- Set the timer to turn on and off your sprinkler system from anywhere in the world
- Stop the irrigation system when the moisture sensor picks up that there’s enough moisture in the ground.
A drip irrigation system keeps your groundcovers and flowerbeds well-watered by delivering moisture directly to the root system. The larger water droplets in a drip irrigation system provide sufficient moisture to plants while preventing root rot from developing.
Tree bubblers efficiently water your trees at the root system that lives close to the soil line. Tree bubblers allow moisture to absorb deep into the ground to encourage tree root growth.
Installing an In-Ground Sprinkler System on Your Property
- Accessories and parts
- Battery-powered controllers
- Electric valve pumps
- Indexing valves
- Irrigation controllers
- Pump start relays
- Rotary nozzles
If you have any questions about your K-Rain outdoor lawn sprinkler, call our customer service at 800-735-7246 or fill out our contact form.
HGTV.com, “13 Curb Appeal Tricks to Sell Your Home.”
IrrigateSmart.com, “How Does an Irrigation System Add Value to Your Home?”
ProBuilder.com, “Top 5 Landscaping Features That Increase Home Value.”