The curb appeal of your home is one of the most important aspects. Not only for your own enjoyment but also for potential resale value. Exterior curb appeal is the first impression for people visiting or viewing your home. Now that spring is here, now is the time to start boosting the curb appeal of your home. You want to make upgrades that show off your lawn’s best features and minimizes any flaws. But figuring out where to begin in increasing your lawn’s curb appeal can be overwhelming. After all, the goal is to make your property more inviting – especially to the potential buyer!
Boosting Your Home’s Curb Appeal
Not every lawn improvement project has to be a long difficult process. The Outdoor Makeover & Living Spaces team can help decide what elements are best suited for your yard. Here are some ideas to consider for designing a landscape to improve curb appeal.
Add outdoor lighting.
Having a well-lit lawn makes your property more inviting to guests, but not so much for the unwanted ones. If you have outdoor lighting that was installed a number of years ago, consider updating it. If you need additional lighting, consider adding porch lights, solar lights along pathways, or string lights. Include them along porch railings or other outdoor structures. There are many easy ways to improve your curb appeal with outdoor lighting.
Think about symmetry.
Symmetrical patterns create focal points and make your home look more put together. Plant shrubbery to create crisp lines and borders. Add flowers to give certain areas more depth. Place stones to fill empty spaces. Using landscape elements to create focal points makes your yard much more appealing.
Have a clear path.
Be sure that any walkways are not only well-lit at night, but that they are easily identifiable. One easy way to do this is to use pavers, brickwork, or stones. Not only are they solid paths, but they can also help add symmetry and a clean look to your yard. Adding outdoor lights along the walkway adds charm but also makes it easier to navigate at night.
Do the basic maintenance tasks!
Regular lawn maintenance is essential for curb appeal. Maintain your lawn by keeping it mowed at the correct height. Rake off any leaves that accumulate. Remove weeds when necessary, as they can cause damage to the lawn. Create a watering schedule and treat any diseased areas. Having a lush and beautiful front lawn is the best way to make a great first impression.
Containers and planters help.
You don’t have to spend hours working in a garden. Look for fun containers or planters that compliment your home and style. Then choose plants that are easy to care for as well as those that make the place look cheerful and inviting. Move them around and rearrange planters to update your exterior look.
Update or include outdoor structures.
Be sure any porch or deck boards are in good shape and replace any that are not. Consider adding in new seating areas or a patio to make the outside space more inviting. If you are looking for other ways to enhance your home, consider adding additional features or structures. Gazebos, outdoor fire pits, or even a pond are great choices.
No yard is perfect right from the start. However, implementing a few landscape design elements can give you the best curb appeal in the neighborhood. If you need to refresh your yard, follow these tips. But if you are looking to have a spring outdoor makeover, contact our landscape designers! Outdoor Makeover & Living Spaces design landscapes with curb appeal in mind. We have been serving the metro-Atlanta area since 2001 and provide high-end landscaping services.