Maintaining the landscape can help make a house more attractive to prospective buyers, according to Mike Gabay, owner of New Jersey-based Creative Design Landscaping - West Milford. This includes edging the "curbs, walkways, driveways, and fenced areas" on the lawn, as well as filling bare spots with a combination of annual and perennial grass seeds. When using mulch, Gabay recommends brown mulch "because it is softer and more natural looking. Dyed red or black mulch may appear a bit strong to a prospective buyer."

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