Often, homeowners solely focus on constantly updating the interior part of their home and forgo the exterior. As a homeowner, it’s important to realize how landscaping can add curb appeal and optimize the appearance of the outermost part of your space. Giving your home an exterior facelift is an investment worth making. It allows you to live in a beautiful home with a luxurious, natural touch. Additionally, if you consider reselling the house, you will get a return on investment on the property as it increases the property value.
Landscaping is a fantastic way of renovating your present home. There are endless possibilities for your property’s gardening additions and materials for a total transformation. By taking simple steps, you will be on the path of changing the exterior of your home.
Landscaping Ideas to Improve Your Home’s Outlook
Your front yard is the first impression a person gets before getting into your home through the front door. Additionally, an unkempt backyard reflects an unhealthy relationship between you and nature.
Below are excellent ideas on how to make your home stand out with landscaping.
Add Perennial Shrubs
Since perennial plants live for more than three seasons, they make an amazing addition to the front of your house or in your backyard near the fence. These plants come in various shapes and sizes and are suitable for any soil type.
Some of the shrubs you can add include:
- French hydrangea
- Mountain Laurel
Remove Old Mulch and Refresh
Revitalize your landscape by adding a dark-colored mulch contrasting with your flowers and shrubbery. This mix and match of color adds life to your plant beds. Old mulch is dry and makes your flower bed appear frail. Do not overstuff the flowerbed when adding fresh mulch, as the area will look messy and unkempt.
Improve Your Lawn
The lawn is the central hub of your home. Unlike trees, shrubs and plants that require minimal care, the lawn needs to be functional since it has a lot of human interaction, like being stepped on. Mow your lawn at least twice every two weeks to allow its root system to grow strong and be firm in the ground.
Care for Cracked Earth
Dry ground is unappealing and the cause of most plants in your home being unable to grow. First, sterilize the dry earth with tuff dressing. This helps improve drainage into the root system, making the soil retain moisture. During the first months of trying to revive the cracked and dry earth, water regularly but avoid overwatering. After the ground looks vibrant, grow some grass or shrubs.
Add Rock Features
Adding stones or rocks breaks up the boring profile of the ground. You can add the rock features on the ground even if you use different materials on the garden bed border. Additionally, apart from adding appeal, the rocks serve an important function: making the rocky area a spillway for your rain gutters and keeping the concrete area of your home from being muddy.
High-quality landscaping takes time and effort, including money. At Green View Building & Design Company Inc., we have the craftsmanship to make your home feel new. You can trust us with your property and expect excellent results that will leave you satisfied. Contact us for expert knowledge of any home renovation project you may have in mind.
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