What are some ways to add curb appeal to a sand mound septic system or community retention basin in the yard?

Asked by Ruth Parker, Exton, PA Wed Apr 22, 2009

Seems like there should be some way to change one of these negatives into a positive. Any marketing tips or decorating tips would be appreciated. I am trying to sell a gorgeous home that has a basin in the entire side half acre yard.

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Everard Kort…, Agent, Lancaster, PA
Sun Jul 25, 2010
Put a screen up of bushes / trees and make the other part of the yard very attractive to compensate for the ugly ,not usable other half. Depending who does it this might cost several thousands, since you need decent size bushes ,maybe a pond ,a gazebo,a patio,walk ways,etc .I hope that the sellers are willing to spend this money .
The general problem is that when a house is bought or build all the money is gone and very little is spend on landscaping. Curb appeal is only important when it comes to the resale.
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Sherlyn Harr…, Agent, Lancaster, PA
Thu Apr 23, 2009
How deep is the basin, alot of times if it is all green, can be a playground for kickball/baseball games, sometimes if you try to camo it w/bushes it draws your attn. to it. If there is a concrete basin, that is something different and if you can camo it, without your twp. having a problem with it ,please add bushes. It is a negative when it comes to pricing for you, sorry, but it's a fact.
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