With the popularity of home improvement TV shows today, it’s no surprise that everyone believes the key to increasing the value of your home relies upon tearing down a wall to provide more open space or installing shiplap on the walls. While those things can help, often there are far easier ways to increase your home’s value. One of them is keeping up with the lawn.

In a recent article on its web site, Brandon Turner of Entrepreneur.com mentioned increasing your property’s curb appeal as No. 3 on his list of 10 Simple Ways to Increase the Value of Your Home or Investment Property. “A nicely manicured lawn with well-defined landscaping can help achieve higher rent or a quicker sale,” said Turner. “Both of which can make the value climb.”

Green Oasis has been improving home values with exceptional lawn care service in Eau Claire and River Falls, WI, since 1978. From fertilizer and weed control, to over-seeding and aeration, they are able to meet every client’s needs when it comes to improving and maintaining the value of their property.

Even the folks at HGTV (one of the networks responsible for the home improvement show craze) agree that landscaping is an extremely important way to increase the value of your home that is often overlooked. According to a recent article, HGTV says that homeowners should expect to receive 100 percent of their investment in landscaping returned to them when selling their property.

So, what are some of the things you can do? Keeping the yard properly mowed, edged, and raked is an easy way to start. These are things you can do yourself, or you can hire a skilled professional to take care of it for you while you enjoy spending time with your family. A good lawn care service will keep your lawn looking sharp year-round.

Also, do not underestimate the importance of a good fertilizer, weed, and pest control program. Unwanted weeds and pests can do a lot of damage to your lawn, causing it to look splotchy and lose color. A professional lawn care service can provide just the right mix of fertilizer and weed control products that will make the lawn look vibrant and healthy.

Finally, it’s worth taking a look at potentially putting out lime or aerating your lawn. Lime applications help the absorption of key nutrients, which make your grass more dense. Aeration is a more specialized process that may be required if you have a thin lawn. Either way, there are plenty of experts out there who can help meet your lawn care needs.

So if you’re looking for a way to increase the value of your home, don’t just look to things that can be done to the inside of the house. Remodeling a kitchen is great, but it’s also expensive. Take a look at the outside of your home, especially the lawn, and see if there are some very basic things that can be done. Having a nice, full, well-manicured lawn will go a long way towards improving your home’s value.