Who hasn't heard the saying ''don't judge a book by its cover''?! The truth is we all do to some degree. Driving by a home and seeing abandoned cars in the front yard, long grass or untended flower beds and taking a look inside just seems pointless. Now on the otherhand, there's nothing like driving through and the yard looks like it should be on the cover of a magazine.

Sometimes our blinders are on to our own home and we've gotten so used to the flaws they've almost become character to us. I know cause I'm a homeowner and I have my own list of honey due. However in a rescent study, homes with landscaping that is simple yet well done have racked in on average and extra $10,000 - $30,000!!!

Don't hesitate on getting the outside of your home looking right. A few bags of mulch, a $100-$200 in plants and a weekend outside can really payoff!!