8 Landscaping Tips to Maximize Your Curb Appeal

landscapingMany gardeners consider landscaping for curb appeal a top priority. It doesn’t need to be complicated, difficult, or costly to maximize your yard’s potential and minimize its problems in order to create a stunning street view. There are many benefits, such as increasing your home’s value.

According to the National Association of Realtors (NAR), houses with high curb appeal sell for an average of 7.7% more than homes without similar landscaping. These tips can transform your front yard without destroying your property or breaking the bank, no matter what your taste or preferences.

Landscaping Tips To Maximize Your Home’s Curb Appeal

1. Take a look at the House

Many people focus on the shape and slopes of the front yard or the size of the lawn. But sometimes, you overlook the most important piece of the puzzle: your actual house. When you create gardens around your home, the design and architecture of your house can make a big difference. A cottage-style landscaping in Myrtle Beach would complement a farmhouse or country look, while a minimalist, sparse garden would be a better fit for a modern dwelling.

2. Consider the Proportions

Pretty little flowers won’t work well if you have a large home with a flat front. Use plants and repetition, such as mid-sized shrubs to line a pathway, or rows of shrubs, that complement the house’s shape and size. A plant grouping that is shaped and oriented in line with the house’s lines and walkways will immediately have an impact on the landscape.

3. Hardscaping is a good option

To improve curb appeal, you can use secondary hardscape elements. For example, a deep sidewalk can be used as an accent to create a larger flower bed. A bench is a great place to gather perennials and shrubs. Consider what is already there and what you could add.

4. The Entryway should be emphasized

It is all about bringing curb appeal to your property. Make the transition easy and intuitive so that guests know where they are going. This could include a bend in the walkway (with the entrance still visible) or urns either side of a curve.

5. Turn to the Color Wheel

When choosing plants for your front garden, you should consider the color of your home. A blue house will feel calm and collected with a variety of pink, yellow, purple and white flowers. With flowers in bright yellow, orange, and red, the red trim will stand out.

6. Consider big plantings where appropriate

People will often see your house and judge its curb appeal quickly. They can either walk by it or drive past it. To anchor your overall garden and home design, use large-sized plants and a mass of flowers that look good from afar. Avoid blocking windows and doors with too large plants.

7. Maintain a low-maintenance garden

A large garden can be detrimental to a potential home buyer, even if gardening is something you enjoy. Large gardens or perhaps plants that create lots of natural litter, including seed pods or petals, will discourage prospective homeowners who are not keen gardeners especially when it comes to lawn care. You can keep it tidy with petunias that won’t leave petals everywhere and shrubs that don’t need a lot of tender loving attention.

8. Take a look at the seasons

It will be uninviting to see a landscape that is dormant during winter. Structural elements like trees and shrubs are the best curb appeal options. Also, look for materials that can be used in all seasons, such as spring, summer and autumn.

To increase curb appeal, you don’t need to start from scratch. You can easily dress up your home in a way that suits your taste and appeals to others by adding some extra elements. Your home can be used as a foundation for a garden that adds beauty to the landscape.

Call Conner’s Lawn Care Service now if you need help from the experts in taking care of your landscape or lawn care needs.

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