The entire exterior of your house and yard is the first thing that will catch the eye of anyone visiting your home. If your space is clean, well taken care of, and features attractive landscape design, it is sure to give a good first impression. Whether you are looking to sell your home, throwing a big party soon, or simply want to freshen up, here are six simple ways you can add to your house’s curb appeal.
Trim Trees and Shrubs
Trimming trees and shrubs is your first step. This tells passersby and visitors that your home is well cared for and maintained. Keeping your trees trimmed not only looks attractive, it also increases the overall health of your yard. Regularly cut, green grass, lack of weeds, and fragrant flowers planted near the home can also do a lot to increase curb appeal.
Edge Flower Beds and Add Fresh Mulch
This is one of the simplest fixes you can have done to increase your home’s curb appeal. There are a multitude of mulch types for you to choose from. You won’t believe the difference fresh bed edging can make. Get in contact with our team to schedule your mulching and edging services!
Power Wash Everywhere
After their eyes skip across your lawn, visitors will land on the surfaces leading up to your front door. This includes any walkways, steps, driveway, deck, or patio. These areas not only experience high foot traffic, but are also constantly exposed to the elements. Power washing these surfaces can make a surprisingly large difference in their attractiveness. You may have forgotten what your porch steps used to look like, but once the dirt and grime of the years is cleared away you will be amazed. Don’t forget to wash often-forgotten window exteriors as well!
Make the Front Door Fun
Add a little style by painting your door an attractive color. Whether you choose classic bright red, deep emerald green, muted grey, or glossy black, a freshly painted door gives instant curb appeal to a home. Top it off with a wreath to complement the season, the door color, or match the plants found in the yard. Try adding a doormat as a final touch. There are even websites where you can have a doormat customized with your family name, favorite team, or a fun phrase you like!
Add Potted Porch Plants
Attractive colors and thoughtful arrangement of planters creates a unique and welcoming entrance to your home. Your potted plants can echo the colors used in the rest of your landscaping, or be designed to match window boxes or the front door wreath.
Landscape Around the Mailbox
This is an extra step that can truly do wonders for adding curb appeal to a home. In addition to simply setting your house apart from others on your street (“Mine is the one with yellow flowers around the mailbox. You can’t miss it!”), this extra bit of landscaping will show that you take pride in your address.
Give All Summer Landscape Group a call when you want to boost your Murfreesboro home’s curb appeal. We know how to take a yard from neglected to flourishing!