There is nothing more inviting than the serenity and peace of a healthy, lush lawn with vibrant flowers. Immersing yourself in exquisite landscaping reduces stress and improves your mood. It can also substantially increase the value of your property! Making sure that your home has the best curb appeal possible is not only good for your outlook on life, it could also lead to an increase in interested buyers and net you a better asking price when selling your home.
First impressions are the most important. The design experts at Hidden Creek Landscaping can help you create the perfect curb appeal for your home, and then help you put in place a maintenance routine that not only keeps it looking good but allows it to flourish.
How can I increase the curb appeal of my home without breaking the bank?
Improving the curb appeal of your home doesn’t have to be a massive undertaking. There are some very simple things you can do on a budget that will have a significant impact. For instance, you can add pizzazz to the front entrance to your home to create an instant positive effect.
Giving your door a fresh coat of paint in a pretty hue that complements your home’s color is simple yet effective. Make sure the color you choose creates a contrast between the façade and the front door. If your house is grey or white, consider a vibrant red door. Make sure that the house numbers have an appealing appearance, and use some hanging or potted plants to frame the porch.
What should I do to my yard to increase curb appeal?
The most important thing when it comes to your landscaping is to have a consistent design. You’ll want all of the elements to work together to create a beautiful canvas, with the focus on making sure that it suits your needs and aesthetic. The design specialists at Hidden Creek Landscaping can take your vision and create a plan that not only suits your needs but also instantly increases the curb appeal of your home.
If you already have a great landscaping design in place, there is nothing to help the curb appeal of your home remain strong than keeping the lawn manicured and ship-shape. Tending to your lawn regularly adds instant curb appeal. Cutting the grass on a regular basis and keeping the weeds in check is a great start, and making sure that the edges are crisp and clean completes the image.
Tending to your flower beds is likewise critical. Groomed garden beds tell onlookers that your home is your baby, that you take great care in making sure that it is beautiful and well-maintained. Make sure that the flower beds are weeded and that fresh mulch is spread, enough to cover the length and width of your front beds. Mulch creates a fresh, well-manicured look that goes a long way to increase your curb appeal.
Next, plant annual flowers for quick and long-lasting color. Choosing the right plants allows you to have a flowering bed that is inexpensive, grows quickly, and blooms longer. The best strategy is to plant brightly colored annuals for your spring and summer beds, and autumn colors for the fall. By changing the color palette with the season, you create an image of your home as warm and living. The colors can play a significant role in increasing the curb appeal of your home.
What are some things I can do to the structure of my home to increase curb appeal?
The exterior of your home is built to withstand the weather and outside world. It takes everything that mother nature throws at it and protects your family through all seasons. In the process, it can get pretty dirty without you even noticing! Consider putting your hose on the strongest setting and blasting the dirt and debris off the front of your home. Don’t forget to give the same treatment to your sidewalks and driveway. Be very careful not to get any water under your home’s siding or dislodge anything important. You can also rent a power washer, but if you do, be extra careful to not cause any unintended damage.
Another great idea is to tidy up your driveway. Find ways to store your trash can and recycling bins out of sight, either on the side of the house or behind a bush, screen, or small fence. If you have a garage, that could be a great place to keep them out of the way.
If you have minor cracks in your driveway, you’ll want to seal them up to prevent water damage and the growth of weeds.
Lastly, don’t forget about your windows! Get in the routine of cleaning them regularly. Not only will they sparkle and increase the curb appeal of your home, but they will also make your outlook from inside that much sunnier!
Give us a call at Hidden Creek Landscaping today to find out how we can increase the curb appeal of your home.