When it comes to your home, naturally, you want it to look the best it can. The same goes for your yard and your property’s overall curb appeal. Even if you aren’t thinking about selling anytime soon, you still don’t want to be that yard in your neighborhood for all the wrong reasons.
Creating or improving your home’s curb appeal doesn’t have to be a lot of work. In most cases, just a few changes can make a huge impact.
These five landscaping projects are perfect for anyone looking to amp up their curb appeal and feels more pride for their home:
A Well-Kept Lawn Adds A Big Boost To Curb Appeal
Make sure to keep the lawn mowed regularly and pull up any weeds that get in the way of a perfectly manicured lawn. You can get fancy with mowing patterns or keep it simple and well-trimmed. Either way, you can’t lose.
Create a cutting schedule and stick to it as much as possible. Taking the time to look at the weather forecast for the week will also help with this. Oh, and if you hate cutting the grass, don’t. Hire a professional to come in and take care of it for you. That way, you’ll have instant curb appeal without having to lift a finger — a win-win in our books.
Plant Flowers And Mulch Beds
Try buying some inexpensive flowers to plant around your sidewalks, in your garden beds, and even in hanging pots or planters to put on your porch. Annuals that you purchase already in bloom will last the season and provide your lawn with plenty of colors.
If you have garden beds, take the time to mulch them. This makes them look well-kept and polished. As a bonus, you’re also helping your plants retain water and protecting them from the sun’s rays.
Install Strategic Lighting
Take time to add lighting to your yard so that your features pop in the dark. Even some simple solar lights around your walk may be all you need, but if you’re looking to make a splash, go all out and hire a professional to design and install a custom outdoor lighting system for you.
Not only will lighting make your yard look great, but it will provide extra safety and security when the sun goes down.
Add Bricks Or Pavers
If you have an existing sidewalk, you can take it up a notch by adding bricks or pavers to make it more decorative and appealing. The same is true for your garden beds – a few well-placed bricks as edging improves the whole look.
Plant A Tree
If your front yard looks a little boring and flat, considering planting a tree. You can get a beautiful flowering tree that will provide a burst of color or a simple one that will add some great shade for the summers. Having a tree in addition to other landscaping gives the eye multiple points of focus, so it moves right through your yard and is pleased with what it sees.
These simple landscaping projects to boost your curb appeal won’t require any major renovations or expenses. They give you a bang for your buck and gives you the chance to feel pleased every time you pull up to your home after a long day at work.