If you have not taken the time to take care of your landscaping or to make changes to it, doing so can add to your home's curb appeal. Below are some things you can do to make your landscaping something you can be proud of.
Flowers are the best thing to start with because they are generally not expensive and an easy way to transform the front of your home to look more inviting. Start out with placing potted planters on your front porch, and choose flowers that have a nice fragrance. Put more than one flower in a planter to make it unique.
Some sun-loving annuals you could choose for the planters include:
If you plan to put your planter in the shade, some shade-loving annuals include:
Make a flower bed in your yard, and plant perennials in it. Perennials come back each year on their own, which makes them much less work on you. Put taller flowers in the back of the flower bed and shorter flowers in the front. Some tall perennials include the coneflower, black eyed Susan, anemone, and daisies.
Use Landscape Lighting
Landscape lighting is another way to add curb appeal to your home after the sun goes down. There are three ways you can aim the lighting including:
Some areas you may want to consider using landscape lighting include pathways, patios, trees, water features, and along driveway and/or walkways,
There are also different types of fixtures you can use for landscape lighting, such as:
You should consider hiring a landscape contractor who can help you with the flowers and install the landscape lighting for you.
The landscaping in your yard can do much more than make everything look pretty. Do you have areas of your property that remain soggy long after the rains have passed? Are there areas that get washed out during storms? Are there some places that simply aren't usable when you want to use them? Our blog will provide you with several ideas for using landscape design to make areas of your property that aren't currently usable into areas that are enjoyable, beautiful and maybe even increase the value of your property. We hope that you find the solution to whatever problems you are having right here.