Have you ever wondered why that one house on your street stands out more than all the others? There’s a good chance that the homeowner has done one thing exceptionally well – landscaping!
With Spring in full swing, now is a great time for you to spruce up your landscaping and take your curb appeal to the next level. Despite what many people think, making improvements to your yard doesn’t have to be difficult or expensive.
In fact, improvements can be made in as little as a couple of hours and can completely change the look of your home for less than a couple hundred dollars! Check out these high impact, low effort improvements you can make to your landscaping this Spring.
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5 Quick and Easy Tips To Boost Your Curb Appeal this Spring
- Clean up Garden Beds
- Trim Trees
- Tie in Potted Plants
- Add a Pop of Color
- Add Fresh Mulch
1. Clean Up Garden Beds
One of the easiest ways to make a big impact on your curb appeal is to clean up your planter beds. Removing dying plants, weeds, and fallen leaves will help make your landscape look well-manicured and taken care of. A project like this will only take an hour or two but will separate your yard from your neighbor’s.
A well-known trick that you can steal from property managers is to use low maintenance plants in your planter beds. These are plants that basically take care of themselves and require little to no attention from you. Try using plants native to your area to ensure they will thrive in that environment.
2. Trim Trees
Having trees in your yard that provide shade and privacy is a huge benefit, but it’s hard to have curb appeal when your house can’t be seen from the street! That’s why it’s important that your trees are well maintained and trimmed so they don’t give your property an over-crowded, uninviting look. Keeping your trees trimmed will not only keep them looking healthy, but also make your home stand out from the rest. Tree trimming costs can vary but can be as little as a couple hundred dollars depending on the size and number of trees.
3. Tie in Potted Plants
If you’re looking to add some dimension and style to your landscape, potted plants are a great low-cost solution. You can vary the size, height, and width of the pots to make your existing landscape pop. Try framing doors and windows with taller potted plants to add some height to your landscaping and draw people’s eyes up.
If your planter beds have dead spaces with no plants or greenery, potted plants can be an easy way to make them look fuller and more colorful. Just add in some potted flowers in the dead spaces and you’ll have a completely revamped flower bed for the cost of the materials.
For a fun DIY project, try finding old items or containers around the house that you could repurpose into a flower pot. Old cooking pots, metal cans, tea kettles, and even plastic bottles work well for this project!
4. Add a Pop of Color
An easy way to elevate your curb appeal and have your house stand out is to add colored plants and decorations into your landscape. Now you don’t want to get too carried away here, they should be tasteful and subtle pops of color. But have a little fun with it!
Try finding some low maintenance, colorful flowers that you could work into your flower beds or pots. You could also add a pop of color through paint. Try painting that bench on your front porch or that water fountain in your front yard to help them stand out a little more.
5. Add Fresh Mulch
A fresh layer of mulch will do wonders for your curb appeal! Whether it’s covering the dirt in your planter beds or hiding imperfections in your lawn, mulch makes your landscaping look clean and well defined. And with the many color and material options, it can also be a great way to add a pop of color and texture to your landscape.
Mulch also has some practical benefits. Laying mulch in your planter beds will discourage weeds from sprouting up and helps to retain moisture which keeps your plants hydrated!
Final Thoughts on Spring Landscaping
There are so many quick and easy spring landscaping tips to make your house the one that stands out on your street. Whether it’s doing some Spring cleaning in your planter beds, giving your trees a much needed haircut, tying in some color with potted plants and paint, or simply just adding some fresh mulch in your yard, you’re well on your way to elevating the curb appeal of your home without breaking the bank. Remember, try to be creative and have some fun with it!