Curb appeal refers to the first impression others have of your home, based on the overall look of your house and property. Homeowners everywhere are looking for creative ways to make their houses stand out, for several reasons — it makes you feel proud of where you live, you may be preparing your home for the housing market, and possibly you want to impress your neighbors!
Here are 7 simple ways to improve your curb appeal this year with lawn care:
Mulch Is A Must
The best way to bring life back to your yard is to spread fresh mulch on your flower beds and around the base of your trees. If you do not have a defined area to mulch around your home, consider cleaning out an area in the front of your house to plant bright flowers and plants then add depth and texture with your favorite mulch color to make a statement.
Improve Your Lawn
Doesn’t everyone want a full, thick, green lawn? First, get rid of the weeds, then feed your lawn with fertilization. Unfortunately, weed control is an ongoing battle. Some fertilizers have added weed killer to keep those unsightly weeds at bay all year long.
Clean Up The Edges
Clean, neat edges give your lawn that polished and professional look that’s really eye-catching. Consider investing in a cordless string trimmer to get the job done right. Be sure to mow first, so you know how short to trim your grass along the edges.
Give Your Walkway And Driveway A Make-Over
Removing stains, mold, mildew, and moss can make an otherwise drab walkway into something stunning. Use an outdoor cleaner to scrub away unwanted spots and brighten your sidewalk and driveway. This contrast to your lush green lawn will make heads turn for sure.
Make Your Siding Sparkle
Similar to cleaning your walkway and driveway, fresh clean siding can really make your house pop. Over time, houses lose their luster when algae, mold, and mildew stains collect on the surfaces of vinyl siding, stucco, stone, and wood. If you find the exterior of your house is looking dirty, it’s time to get it clean. Don’t let the exterior of your home take away from your beautiful lawn care efforts.
Create Pretty Planters
Who doesn’t love potted plants, window boxes, and hanging baskets? They are such a simple and inexpensive way to add curb appeal to any home. Be sure your pots are clean, and not cracked or faded for the best-looking display of colorful flowers. Choose flowers that can withstand bright sun and water them frequently, so they last all season long.
Upgrade Your Mailbox
If your mailbox is showing its age a bit more than you’d like, it may be time to switch it out with a new one. Replacing your old mailbox with a new one and then planting some flowers and spreading mulch at the base is fairly simple to do but will make a big impact.
If you are inspired to give your Fargo-Moorhead home the curb appeal that is widely desired by many, reach out today to obtain a quote for expert and professional landscaping services.