4 Ways to Improve Your Yard and Increase Curb Appeal

April 14, 2020 | Lisa Raben

With spring in the air and the temperatures getting a little warmer, people are starting to get outside and enjoy the fresh air and start tackling some outside projects!

One of the first things that people notice about your home 🏡 is the front yard, which adds to the home’s curb appeal.  A well kept yard, with tasteful design elements can help attract a buyer if it’s on the market, or it can be just more enjoyable for you and your family. You can enjoy the fruits of your labor with just a little work, and sprucing up.

Here are just a few ideas to make your yard stand out:

Trim your trees and shrubs

A well kept lawn should boast neatly trimmed and pruned trees and  bushes.  If you see uneven or dead limbs, prune them with the pruning shears.

Pull Weeds

Pull weeds in your flower beds. Try to avoid using harmful herbicides. Use eco-friendly products that will get rid of weeds without hurting the grass or soil.  Many Lawn and Garden centers carry non-toxic weed killers that are safe for the your lawn.

Sow fresh Grass Seed

Each spring , check for any bare spots or thinning of the grass.  Reseed your lawn by sowing seeds of the same variety.  If you are not sure of what you have, take a sample to the local Garden Center, and they can help you match it up to get the right product. You might not need to scatter on the whole yard, but definitely concentrate on the bare spots.  Make sure you water the grass seed daily to keep it moist and to help it grow.

Add Lawn Accents

Add Flowers 🌸 such as daffodils and tulips in the spring, daisies and hyacinths in the summer, and chrysanthemums and marigolds in the fall. Flower gardens or pretty patio potted plants with a variety of blooms.

Most importantly, make the most of your lawn and patio, and get out and enjoy the spring!

 

 

Author:
Lisa Raben