The temperatures outside are finally beginning to warm up, so it is the perfect time to freshen up the outside of your home. If your home needs refreshing, these landscaping ideas are a great way to improve your curb appeal with just a little effort.
Clean UpThe first thing you can do to instantly make the outside of your home look well maintained is to clean up the remnants of last year’s plants and flowers. Prune back those branches and remove dead plants and shrubs that didn’t survive the winter.
Plant a TreeDid you know you can actually save energy by strategically planting trees in your yard? So not only does planting a tree add beauty to your yard, but it can save you money, too.
Lay Fresh MulchEven the most perfectly manicured yard can benefit from fresh mulch. Available in a variety of colors, mulch adds color and texture to your lawn and can help enhance overall curb appeal of your home. A note of caution, however, it is not recommended that you lay mulch close to wood or siding, as it may rot it and attract bugs.
Define Your SpacesEdging can help make those flower beds look neat and well-kept, while a simple ground cover can act as a natural edging for your beds and gardens.
Add Stepping StonesWhat is more charming and welcoming than a meandering stone path to your front door or one leading from your patio to a favorite tree or garden? Doing this can be as simple as laying flat stones on your grass to create a casual and inviting walkway.
Upgrade Your Outdoor LightingLandscape lighting enhances the beauty of your entire home. Whether adding some uplighting to the front of your home, or hanging a string of lights around your patio, lighting is naturally welcoming and provides safety benefits to your home.
Get ComfortableTurn that front porch, deck, or patio into another one of your home’s living spaces by adding a colorful outdoor rug, some new cushions, and fluffy pillows. It doesn’t take much to turn basic outdoor furniture into a comfy spot for conversation and al fresco dining.
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