How To Clean Your Yard For More Curb Appeal

What is the first thing you see when you pull up your driveway, or go to a friends house? The yard. It’s the first impression many have of what is inside the house and maybe the first impression they have of you as well. Does your yard reflect the right amount of curb appeal that you want it to? If not then you will have some work ahead of you to get that curb appeal you desire and make everyone on the block want your yard.

You will need to start by cleaning out any old flower beds. Getting all the leaves and whatever else may be hiding in the bushes that may be in your yard as well. If you want to get rid of these, grab the shovel and get ready for some hard labor; however, the outcome will be well worth it.

Once you have everything cleaned out, look around and see how you want to stage your yard. Do you want to add to the flower beds you have? Make a nice walkway to the front porch? Plan it out, but before you go buy everything to get that curb appeal. How is your front porch?

Could it use a fresh coat of paint? Clean it off and giving it a good coat of paint can help spruce up that first glance when people drive by. Is your front door in good shape or do you need to replace it with something more your style? Maybe even add a nice glass door to give it that extra pop.

Once you have all that done you are now ready to buy your plants, stones, rock, whatever it is that you want to make your yard less of an eye sore. If you are putting a nice pathway in, dig up some of the dirt and lay the stones in place. Making sure they are all level. You can spread rock in the cracks to give a clean look.

Now you are ready to get started on your flower beds. Clean out the grass if you need to and put down the plastic to keep those weeds out. Make the pattern you desire when the stones you have bought. Plant all the beautiful plants you bought. Spreading them apart enough to grow and look nice and neat. That is the whole point. You want the yard to look neat and tidy.

Once you have finished planting, you can spread mulch, rocks, or whatever else you may want to fill in the holes between plants. All the colors should tie in together. The plants should make the color of the porch stand out. It needs to all tie in together and give enough contrast for each.

The last thing you need to think about is staging your porch. You can use hanging baskets for this, as well as placing a nice sitting area on the porch. Two comfortable chairs, two pillows that match the color scheme, and a little table. It will make a world of difference and you can finally have the curb appeal that you have been longing for.

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