How To Acheive The Right Curb Appeal

Everyone wants their lawn to be attractive to people that drive by their home.  There is much more to curb appeal, though, than what meets the eye.  Your design does not solely focus on brick color and garage door style.  The landscaping and the ground around your home that adds to the appeal of it.  If your neighborhood has specific rules, then they can affect your curb appeal and how you excavate and landscape your property.

It takes a lot of people and some good solid planning to get the perfect landscape.  The very first day of work to give your lawn the right curb appeal will mainly consist of discussions about the landscape. You will want to decide what trees go where and where you want to plant certain flowers.  You will also want to decide what trees you want to keep and which ones you are going to get rid of.

You will want to consult a plumber about installing a full sprinkler system to keep your lawn watered.  This is the easiest way to ensure that your lawn gets all the water that it needs and it can be set on a timer.  This will ensure that your lawn does not dry out and turn brown and will remain lush and pretty.

Once you have your sprinkler system in, you will want to take the basic design you laid out for your flower beds and implement them.  You will first want to prepare the beds and then plant your chosen flowers in them.  Do you want to use a fountain as a centerpiece or maybe a birdbath?  Then you will need to add those to your plans before you plant so that you will not make a mistake in your planting.

You will want to be sure to find out the maintenance that will be required to care for your new lawn.  Aerating, watering, and fertilizing are all necessary to take care of the lawn.  You will also want to water your plants and fertilize them as often as you need to.

If you are wanting to sell your home, then curb appeal is extremely important.  Most potential home buyers will not even look inside a home if they do not like the home’s curb appeal.  In addition to what has already been mentioned, you will want to wash any mold, mildew, and dirt from the outside of your home.  Clean your windows and gutters and put away any unnecessary yard equipment and tools.  Mow your lawn to a decent length and edge around the curb, sidewalks, and flower beds.  Rake up any leaves that have fallen on the ground and dispose of them.  Lastly, trim any tree branches that are hanging low to the ground.  If you do all of these things, then you will improve your curb appeal by leaps and bounds and everyone will want to know how you did it.  Even if you don’t want to sell your home, you will enjoy the effect of your hard work.

WARNING: Make sure that you wear the right safety clothing to prevent injuries or illness when working with yard equipment and working in your yard.  Also make sure to follow any directions on packaging to ensure the best results and to prevent injuries.