Landscaping That Helps Your Curb Appeal

Everyone judges a book by its cover, as much as we like to pretend we don’t. This is especially true when it comes to shopping for a home. As soon as a prospective buyer pulls up to your property, they are making a lasting first impression. You need to woo them at first glance!

One way to do this is to not only make the structure itself as beautiful as possible, but the property, too. Nice landscaping makes a huge difference in showcasing your property in its best light.

Here are some tips for landscaping that will boost your home’s curb appeal:

Plan Your Design: Before you start planting, take some time to plan your landscaping design. Consider the style of your home and the overall look you want to achieve. Think about the colors, textures, and shapes that will complement your home's architecture.

Keep It Crisp: A well-maintained landscape is more appealing than one that is overgrown and unkempt, or has way too much going on. Regularly mow the lawn, trim hedges and shrubs, and remove any weeds. Sweep the walkways and driveway to keep them clean. Par down design elements where possible.

Focus on the Entry Point: The entryway is the focal point of your home's exterior, so make it welcoming. Add a path that leads to the front door, bordered by flowers or shrubs. Place potted plants or hanging baskets near the entryway to add a pop of color. Add a pretty doormat, and make sure any decking or banister has a fresh coat of paint.

Plant Thoughtfully: Ensure thoughtfully placed pops of color exist, and think long term. Native plants will be well-suited to your region's climate and soil, making them easier to care for. They also attract local wildlife, such as birds and butterflies, which make the home feel welcoming a lush.

Add Lighting: Outdoor lighting not only adds beauty but also enhances safety and security. Use lighting to highlight features such as trees, pathways, and architectural details. Solar-powered lights are a cost-effective and environmentally friendly option. Lighting makes a space feel warm and inviting.

Landscaping is a massive part of curb appeal, so take the time to thoughtfully create a space that is beautiful and inviting.

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Posted by Ken Richter on


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