Simple Landscaping Ideas to Improve Your Home's Curb Appeal

Thu, Apr 26, 2018 at 2:40PM

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Any REALTOR® will tell you that curb appeal is a major factor for home buyers. In addition, neighbors and passersby are impressed by a well-maintained landscape. Then there’s the fact that when your property looks clean and crisp, you simply feel better and are more apt to enjoy quality time outside with friends and loved ones.

Some homeowners resist landscaping for fear it’s out of their price range or will take a very long time to complete. Both assumptions are incorrect. The fact is, there are many options to fit every budget. A skilled and qualified landscape team can complete most projects in days, not weeks or months. Use this advice to transform your property into an outdoor oasis:

Focus on the Entryway

Creating an inviting and welcoming entrance to your home demonstrates your warm and friendly demeanor. It shows friends and neighbors you’re glad they’ve dropped by. Along with eye-catching door and window treatments, adding other features helps make your property the belle of the block.

For instance, strategically-placed container plants provide the perfect accents to your existing outdoor décor. You might also consider a raised flower bed leading up to the front porch steps. Don’t forget the importance of lawn care. The well-groomed grass is both aesthetically-pleasing and functional since insects and unwelcome critters prefer long and unkempt vegetation.

As you improve your home’s entryway, pay close attention to symmetry. Psychologists say the eye is naturally drawn to this style. In addition, this balance helps create a soothing and relaxing ambiance.

 

Spruce Up Trees and Bushes

Especially in the hot Florida summer sun, plants, flowers, and trees grow like mad. Get and keep a handle on overgrown foliage by scheduling regular maintenance such as pruning, removing dead branches, sculpting bushes, and more.

Most of this work will require only a sharp pair of shears. When you’re strapped for time or unavailable for outside work, a qualified and reputable landscaping company skilled in tree care can offer valuable and affordable assistance to help keep your property looking smart all year round.

Many homeowners choose to accent particularly striking trees by installing outdoor lighting. This not only adds impactful interest but also improves the safety and security of your home when it’s dark outside.

Renew Beds and Existing Elements

As time passes, planter beds can fall victim to weeds, decay, and damage from severe weather. In addition, supporting elements such as mulch must be regularly replaced, and wood or stone borders and other hardscaping materials can easily fall into disrepair.

In addition, the natural growth of trees and shrubs will undoubtedly produce ‘dead spots’ on your property. That’s where paying special attention to lawn care comes in. Many of these dead spots can be covered up by adding flower beds and other landscape elements.

Regular maintenance and attention are essential to keep any landscape design looking consistently fresh and well-groomed. When you’re unable to invest this type of weekly attention, contact a skilled and qualified landscaping team for assistance.

Reach Out for Expert Advice

With so much information available, it’s easy to get overwhelmed when attempting to update the visual appeal of your property. Rather than become frustrated and abandon improvement ideas, it’s wise to contact a trusted landscape design firm that can help you achieve these goals.

For more than 10 years, we’ve delighted homeowners across Central Florida with our innovative designs and eye-catching landscape additions. We’re proud to have played a role in the aesthetic exterior beauty of homes throughout Volusia County and Flagler County.

Contact us today for more information about all our novel and affordable options available to transform your property.


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