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Did we not learn anything from all those HGTV shows involving curb appeal? The goal is to have prospective buyers pull up to your home and already be ~in love~. (Image: Sy Bean / Seattle Refined).
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Having a garden can increase your home's value by 11 percent

The exterior of a home is the first thing home buyers are checkin' out, so with a little help from our pals over at Loyal Gardener, here are seven reasons why having a garden can make your home more sellable.

Increases Curb Appeal

Did we not learn anything from all those HGTV shows involving curb appeal? The goal is to have prospective buyers pull up to your home and already be ~in love~. A garden will maximize your home's curb appeal, no DOUBT.

Increases Value

According to Loyal Gardener, some experts claim that a garden can increase the value of your home by anywhere from 5% to 11% or possibly more depending on how much garden action you've got going on. A good rule of thumb is to look at the house and gauge the size and the spacing of the yard and garden accordingly.

Makes your House a Home

Loyal Gardener suggests that you should choose plants that bloom at different times of the year so that prospective buyers see beautiful flowers no matter when they view your home.

Native Plants

Plants that are native to your area make the gardening easier and cheaper to maintain. Keep it local, you know what I'm sayin'!

Increases Privacy

With increasing security cameras and constant satellite surveillance, using tall trees and bushes will offer some privacy, says Loyal Gardener.

Healthy Life

Studies show that humans need to experience nature and be outside to maximize their physical and emotional health, says Loyal Gardener.

Healthy Foods

Think of all the delicious foods that can be grown in a garden! It's becoming *very vogue* to grow your own produce these days, so think of that as a major selling point.

There ya have it folks! Visit Loyal Gardener for more gardening tips and tricks.

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