Curb appeal is about improving the appearance of your home exterior. For an introduction to curb appeal and basic curb appeal tips, check out Dc Fawcett’s articles on tips for improving curb appeal – part 1 and 2. In this article Dc Fawcett ideas for improving curb appeal through landscaping.
Improving landscapes can increase curb appeal
Beautiful landscaping heightens curb appeal. It does not matter even if you plant unknown plants but it surely adds a sense of beauty and freshness to your home. You can plant vegetables trees and flowers, grow grass and so on. Badly maintained landscapes cost you bucks. There may be deductions of about 10-15% while well maintained landscapes can add value to your home – nearly 28%. So, here are some great ideas to augment landscapes.
Make it greener than ever
So what do you do? Obviously grow more green grass. Add sod to your garden or you can plant turf grasses. They are long standing and withstand dry spells. Remove unwanted and space-occupying weeds and watch out for vacant spots. You should add fertilizers every six weeks and water the grass continuously. A greener front yard is better than ever.
Do landscaping according to the house
Small and pretty flowers don’t fit in with big houses. They will not be conspicuous from the streets or the driveway. Instead use midsize shrubs and plant them along a line. Let them project the walkway and the house. Clubbing plants together will grab the attention of people. You may have seen this in parks, natural areas preserved and converted into tourist spots and national gardens. You can do it somewhat close to that by observing the group planting there.
Choose colors for flowers
The color of the flowers should go with the color of the house. For instance: a red house will look nice when you use yellow, white and pink flowers. If the house dominates and people don’t see the flowers on the plants, then you have chosen the wrong colors.
Illuminate those plants which will grab the eyeballs of the potential buyers. Plants, shrubs and trees should be well lighted. Use professional lighting services to add lighting. Again choose light colors according to the flowers. They must contrast well with the flower colors. The entire ensemble of flowers, lights and trees should create dozens of joyous patterns in your buyer’s minds.
Trees not only improve curb appeal but add more value to your property, especially mature trees. The value of trees is hard to determine. In some markets, they add up to 10% of a $100, 0000 property. They save energy and hence costs. They give plenty of shade and keep your home cool. Children enjoy playing around and climbing trees. Grandparents experience a sense of satisfaction when they witness trees. They are an excellent addition for property value and curb appeal.
These are some ideas given by Dc Fawcett to improve landscaping. You should improve the landscaping in your home which will automatically heighten the curb appeal of your home.