23 Jan 6 Landscaping Tips to Increase Your Home’s Curb Appeal
First impressions are everything, especially when it comes to your home. Whether you are listing your property for sale, getting an investment property ready for the rental market, or simply just want to give your home some extra pizazz, landscaping can instantly transform your property’s exterior while increasing its curb appeal.
A good landscaping team can use nature to frame your house to accentuate its appearance and even small upgrades can make a big difference. Like to DIY? Go for it! Here are some tips to get all the neighbors’ (or buyers’ and tenants’) eyes on your property.
1.Add Landscaping Borders:
There are so many options when it comes to adding borders to your landscaping. You could buy bricks, stones, and mulch to enclose a flower bed or you could simply use a natural edge of perennial flowers to enclose larger flowers or shrubs.
2. Hide Your AC Unit and Give Your Garden Hose a Home
As we all know, AC units in Texas are an absolute must, but they’re just not the prettiest thing to look at while you’re enjoying your outdoor space. By enclosing your AC Unit, and even the garden hose, it’ll take your lawn to the next level in a simple yet effective way.
3. Make a Path in High-Traffic Areas, Link Points of Interest, and Light it Up
Tired of tracking in mud or ruining your grass on the way inside or out to your new garden seating area? Why not set-in some beautiful stones or reclaimed wood pallets as a pathway to keep everything nice and tidy? Additionally, installing some aesthetically pleasing lighting along those pathways not only improves safety in the evening but keeps your curb appeal in better view during those sundown hours.
4. Clean Your Walkways
On that note, maintaining a bi-weekly or even monthly routine of grass cutting, edging, blowing, and power-washing will keep not only your lawn, but your driveway, sidewalk, and patios looking fresh year-round. It’s another one of those simple yet effective ways to keep interested buyers or renters focused on your property.
5. Introduce Evergreens, Berms and Starter Fertilizer
Unsure how to keep your lawn looking vigorous all year? Well, evergreens provide color, texture and green leaves year-round! Additionally, berms or those little islands of mulch, brush, and perennials are great for giving large open spaces definition and vibrancy. And, if you’re planting some new items, we highly suggest using starter fertilizer to give your plants a head start.
6. Install an Outdoor Seating Area
It’s one thing to make your landscaping look beautiful from the street, but to make your outdoor space inviting enough to relax in for hours is a whole other ballgame. Try adding a nice porch swing or weather-resistant outdoor lounge seating to give your home that extra touch – for yourself, new homebuyers, or potential tenants.
There are so many projects, big and small, that you can do with landscaping that can and will make an impact on your home’s overall curb appeal. We hope these 6 tips have given you some great inspiration to begin upgrading your outdoor space. But don’t stop there, here are even more tips to consider!
If you’d like a helping hand to get some of these projects started, our team of licensed professionals are only a phone call away! 512-360-0480
By: Kayla Gonzales, Marketing Manager