If you’re selling your home, think of your lawn and garden as your property’s welcome mat – depending on the shape they’re in, buyers will either avoid or be drawn to your home. Even a clean and spiffy house won’t be spared by an unkempt landscape. People can’t help but assume the inside is as messy as the outside. Demand Media writer Cam Merritt discusses how beautiful NJ landscaping can fetch a pretty penny for sellers.

It’s easily understandable why most New Jerseyans think spring is the best time to start an NJ landscaping project. After all, it is the season when the grass is greenest and flowers are at their bloomiest. However, the staff of the Washington State Chapter Community Associations Institute offers insight into this not-so-contested issue.