landscaping techniques to solve property problems

landscaping techniques to solve property problems

Tips To Increase Your Home's Curb Appeal With Landscaping

Mitchell Ray

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. 

Plant Flowers

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:

  • Asters
  • Gerbera
  • Petunia
  • Coreopsis
  • Ageratum

If you plan to put your planter in the shade, some shade-loving annuals include:

  • Pansy
  • Lobelia
  • Periwinkle
  • Impatiens
  • Coleus

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:

  • Downlighting: This light is aimed downward and the light is generally diffused and gentle. In most cases, the downlighting is placed in a tree.
  • Uplighting: This type of lighting is bright and aims upward into things like an architectural feature or a tree.
  • Crosslighting: Crosslighting is using the light to light up a focal point from each side. For example, boulders, agaves, and saguaros look great when they are crosslit.

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:

  • Lanterns: Use a soft light that is usually mounted next to doors.
  • Recessed: Used over garage doors and decks
  • Path lights: A low voltage fixture that illuminates a walkway.
  • Pendant or hanging: Used for porch or entry lighting. If the lights are low voltage, they can be strung in trees or shrubs.

You should consider hiring a landscape contractor who can help you with the flowers and install the landscape lighting for you.


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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.