Improving your homes curb appeal

As any homeowner who’s recently bought or sold a house knows, curb appeal is key. Whether or not you’re planning on staying in your house for awhile, or looking to sell, an impressive landscaping project is always a great way to improve the outward appearance of your home. Not only does nice landscaping impress your friends and neighbors, but it has multiple benefits for the health and maintenance of your yard, gardens and flower beds.If you’re like many and have no idea where to start when it comes to landscaping, we can help! Here are a few tips for those interested in increasing their home’s curb appeal through landscaping projects:

Landscaping Tip #1 - Look into Curb Lighting

Often times your home will be viewed by many who are driving or walking by in the evening hours. By adding outdoor lights, you can emphasize your plants and walkways, while increasing safety at the same time. Curb lighting especially sets an intimate and friendly mood, and shows that your home is welcoming and cared for.

Landscaping Tip #2 - Add Edging to your Landscaping Beds

One of the best ways to add the “awe” factor to your home, and increase your curb appeal, is to add landscaping edging around your home. By using colored stones and curbing materials to outline your flowerbeds, trees and walkways, your home will go from “kind of cute” to “impressive and elegant.” Landscaping edging is one of the best ways to make your outdoor projects “pop” - while offering great benefits to your yard and flower beds, too.

Landscaping Tip #3 - Mow and Edge your Grass

Simple right? While this seems like a no-brainer, we thought we’d mention the importance of caring for your yard when it comes to curb appeal. A yard that is weed-free and nicely manicured will be much more appealing than one that has been ignored and not attended to. If you’re not really into caring for your yard, you’re in luck. We offer affordable lawn maintenance services to help keep your yard, and thus your overall home’s appearance, looking good.

Landscaping Tip #4 - Beautify with Plants, Walkways, Trees and More

Just as any gal likes getting cut flowers to add beauty to her home, plants can have the same impact when used outdoors. By planting trees, bushes, and flowering plants, you can soften the appearance and friendliness of your home. In addition, walkways and landscaping stones can also add a warming and comfortable feeling.