Curb appeal is one of the most important factors in the first impression created by your house. It can also be the easiest to screw up. Luckily, with some thought, way less money than you’d think, and a little elbow grease you can be on your way to a serious curb appeal upgrade.
Edge Your Pathway & Your Driveway
What is curb appeal, exactly? It’s almost exactly how it sounds—the way your home exterior looks when standing at the curb. Much of it is superficial, which means it can be easy to achieve. With that said, here’s our list of the 15 best techniques that’ll let you nail your curb appeal landscaping.
It’s easy for your lawn to spill out onto your pathway and driveway. All it takes is a couple of years before the soil in your yard shifts slightly and brings the top layer of grass along with it. Before you know it, you can no longer ascertain where your concrete starts and your yard ends. To ensure this never happens, you need to regularly edge your yard by trimming the grass and cutting away any shifting soil from the edge of your pathway or driveway.
Planting colorful flowers is a surefire way to increase your home’s curb appeal. Use bold, bright hues to create a big impact even if you don’t have a lot of space. Greet guests with a colorful garden in your parking strip (between the street and sidewalk).
Planters are a great way to introduce vibrant color to your front yard and instantly increase the credibility of your landscaping in less than a day’s work. Be they hanging planters or potted plants on the ground, stuff them full of perennials to give your home an easy burst of color.
Plant Some Trees
So many homeowners become so focused on gardens full of flowers and yards full of grass that they completely forget about the supreme satisfaction of planting a tree and watching it grow year after year. Ensure you plant your trees away from your foundation and choose one that suits the area. Before long, as the years slip by, you’ll find you’ve created for yourself a place for shade and comfort that you and your growing family can enjoy for decades! Young trees are great facets to your landscaping and, as it matures, it will slowly become a focal point to your landscaping.