Cold weather is finally over in most parts of the country, and lots of us are turning our thoughts to landscaping and curb appeal. Winter can take a toll on even the most carefully planned yard, and spring offers the opportunity to start fresh. I’m not a landscape architect (although I work with them often and think they’re brilliant), but I’ve helped my share of homeowners spruce up their curb appeal. Here are four easy tips you can implement this weekend if you want!
1. Trim hedges and clean up perennials
Get some clippers and get to work! Your shrubs, hedges, and other perennials probably got a little straggly over the winter. Clip off dead branches, big shoots, and clean up irregular shapes. Depending on the size of your yard, this can usually be accomplished in a weekend. You’l love the manicured look.
2. Create window boxes
A window box gives you all the satisfaction of colorful annuals and flowers, without the headache of weeding! It’s also a lot more budget friendly than planting a large bed. A few strategically placed window boxes can make really boost your curb appeal, and all you have to do is remember to water them regularly (at least once a day during hot summer months).
3. Add color
If you’ve got a little more time on your hands, head to your local nursery and load up on colorful flowers. Little else can boost your curb appeal like beds of seasonal flowers. Consider shopping local, instead of a large box store, to get advice from actual garden experts. These folks can tell you what’s best for your yard, taking into account shade vs. sun, soil type, and the level of maintenance you’re comfortable taking on.
4. Re-paint your front door
One of the biggest ways to add “wow” factor to your curb appeal is with a freshly painted door. Consider a bold color, like red or blue, to really make it pop. (Read this post on the psychology of color before you choose.) Even if you decide to stick with the color you have, fresh paint will make it look crisp and cover any dings. Don’t forget to clean all the areas around your door where dirt accumulates, like the transition and frame.
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