Curb appeal is defined as the attractiveness of a property and its surroundings when viewed from the street. This is what all homeowners strive to achieve. Like artists, we want people to take notice of our hard work and determination. A beautiful and well-maintained yard speaks volumes about the person who lives there and if you are trying to sell your home in the future first impressions can make or break a sale.
Just like one bad apple can spoil the whole bunch, just a couple of eye-grabbing weeds can take the attention away from all the hard work you’ve done. The key to effective weed control is getting ahead of them and staying ahead. Weeds are inevitable but if you practice proper cultivation and fertilization practices your healthy grass can help control stray weeds.
Who says your yard can only be appealing during the day. Add some outdoor lighting to your landscape and make it a head-turner 24/7. There are several ways you can incorporate lighting into your yard. Floodlights can illuminate the facade of your house or light up your walkways with solar-powered pathway lights.
Proper and regular lawn maintenance is a must. People will be turned away if your yard looks like an abandoned property that’s been left to return to nature. Lawn mowing on a regular schedule will help keep your grass looking healthy and reduce the chances of pests like fleas and ticks from finding their way into your yard. If you have trouble finding the time to keep on a regular lawn mowing schedule then consider hiring a lawn mowing service.
Lawn care doesn’t stop at lawn mowing. There are other ways to boost the health of your grass including proper irrigation and aeration if needed.
Trees and shrubs are the centerpieces of your yard. They are the first things people see when they drive by or visit. Larger more mature trees should be featured prominently in your yard. To grab people’s attention you should take the time to prune and shape your trees so they don’t look like they need a haircut.
Add some flowering shrubs and trees for some added color and interest. Trees such as mulberry and crabapple provide food for birds and other wildlife throughout the summer and fall, which is always a plus.
Water features are a major plus when trying to sell your house. They add a touch of nature and tranquility and make a backyard or patio much more inviting and relaxing. There are many different types of water features that can fit in any size yard:
We hope these tips are helpful in creating a beautiful yard and boosting your home’s curb appeal.
If you need help with lawn maintenance or landscaping then call the experts at Lawn Jox. If you don’t have the time, Lawn Jox can create an amazing yard for you that will definitely boost your curb appeal and increase the chances of you selling your home. Give us a call at (901) 529-6569, today!