Whether you want to improve the value of your home or just want a more pleasant atmosphere for entertaining guests, boosting your home’s curb appeal may be high on your to-do list. While the thought of landscaping conjures images of grueling labor, every improvement doesn’t require hours of hard work. Here are a few suggestions, varying in scope, to help you enhance the exterior of your home.
Edge the Driveway and Walkways
Sometimes the simplest things can have the grandest effect. You’ll be surprised to see how much of an improvement edging can have on the general appearance of your home. You can stop with traditional edging, or you can make it look even cleaner by adding stone or brick trim along the walkways or driveway. The enhancement is still inexpensive and accomplished with minimal effort but can really bolster your home’s curb appeal.
Add More Flowers
There are literally dozens of ways flowers can add color and character to the exterior of the home. Most people tend to plant them around the house and that’s it. Certainly, that is one way to beautify your property, but you can also line your walkways with flowers or encircle your trees with them. Additionally, add a row of flower pots around your deck or hang them from the overhang.
One important note on buying your flowers: be sure to discuss your plans with a florist or ask about landscaping services near me. If all of your flowers bloom in the spring, your home can look barren through the other seasons. Perennials are usually a safe bet.
Touch Up the Mulch
Mulch does more than promote better plant growth. It also enhances the appearance of your flower and plant arrangements. Adding a fresh layer of mulch can help enhance your property’s appearance and make it seem cleaner. The color of the new mulch will be bright enough to contrast with the green of your foliage, as well. Adding color to your gardens doesn’t always require adding new plants and flowers.
It’s Time for Some Trimming
Another simple thing you can do is to trim your trees and bushes. If you’re like most people, you tend to let this go, until it can’t be ignored any longer. Keeping your bushes and trees trimmed short can make your home appear cleaner and well kept. It can also keep your bushes from becoming a hazard to passersby, if they happen to line the sidewalk. Another advantage of keeping everything trimmed is that insects and spiders won’t gather as heavily near them. This can be a help for plants positioned near your home.
These are a few of the important landscaping changes you can make to your property. Of course, you can also add fresh paint to the trim of your home, install new fixtures, and look for other ways to spruce up your curb appeal. It’s all up to you and how you want the exterior of your home to speak for you. The only thing that matters is that you feel good, when you look at it.