If you’re planning to sell your home don’t discount the value of curb appeal. First impressions can be the difference in whether or not someone wants to consider a look at your home. Nothing says that a home has not been cared for properly more than a neglected yard. The perception is that if your yard and landscaping are beautiful, then the home will be also. There is no doubt that curb appeal adds value to your property.
Clean it up
The first and simplest step to sprucing up your curb appeal is to simply get your yard cleaned up. Clearing what can be perceived as junk out of your yard is a great place to start. People want a lovely yard that’s covered in grass. Tossing scraps of wood or other building materials on the side of the yard is a sure way of making the lawn look junky. Pull the weeds from your landscape beds. If the mulch in the beds is old and faded, replace it. Clean mulch brings a feeling of attention to detail. Don’t skimp there.
Curb appeal extends from your lawn up to the exterior of your home. If your brick is stained and dirty, think about power washing it. Get it sparkling. If paint is chipped or peeling, it’s best to scrape the old away and repaint. Remember to go with neutral colors to appeal to more people.
Add Some Color
Adding color to your landscape beds will bring a feeling of life to your home. You can achieve this by adding pretty planters throughout your landscaping. Fill them with easy to care for flowers. Pretty daisies and petunias look beautiful when blooming and are easy to take care of. Add a pretty brightly colored rocking chair to your front porch with a gorgeous graphic print pillow for an unexpected splash of color. Make your home’s exterior draw the eye and cause a potential buyer to be excited to explore the interior.
Create a path with solar area lights that not only light the way to your front porch, but can give off a beautiful, almost ethereal glow. Adding these lights in a variety of colors in your landscape beds also can make the area more magical.
Add lots of greenery and flowers
If you have soil that makes it difficult to plant lots of green plants and flowers, you can always use beautiful planters. Container gardening is an easy way to add live plants to your space. Just be sure to choose plants that thrive without direct sunlight if covered by the porch roof.
Plant in the landscape beds where you can and feel free to add those containers of greenery and color. Planting flower beds or placing pots filled with begonia, fuchsia, and other fantastic front door plants around your entryway gives a welcome to all who come by. There are even artificial topiaries in beautiful containers that can be purchased to give a no fuss yet beautiful entry way.