Curb appeal is the perceived attractiveness of a property by a prospective buyer or passer-by. Buyers make assumptions about a property based on what they see on the outside. Whether you’re selling your home or want a beautiful first impression, your curb deserves proper care and maintenance. Have you been wondering how to boost curb appeal year round for your home? While you may need the help of a professional, you can complete some of these activities by yourself. Take a look.
Take Care of Your Plants
Sometimes, plants are the missing piece in creating a warm and welcoming space outside your house. Properly maintaining your plants will create a well-manicured look that adds to the curb appeal of your home. If you do not have a large space, you can use potted plants to ensure you have a beautiful front yard.
Make sure you invest in colorful plants and eye-catching flowers. Position the plants in focal point areas that are easy to see from the sidewalk. You can also use hanging plants that are easy to maintain and trim to add color to your front porch. Consistently watering and trimming your plants ensures they look healthy and maintain the desired shape to boost curb appeal. We recommend noting the growth rate of your plants to create a maintenance schedule for your plant care.
Invest in Lighting
Proper lighting contributes to year-round curb appeal for your home. The right lighting fixtures in your front yard can make your landscaping captivating and elegant. The lighting will also make your front porch stand out at night and enhance safety after dark. Proper lighting can also highlight certain design elements within your landscaping. We recommend investing in solar lights for your walkway. You can also use hanging lights to create a luxurious design. Keep in mind, you need to clean lighting fixtures frequently so they don’t accumulate dead insects, dust, and other debris. This can detract from your home’s curb appeal.
Style the Exterior of Your House
Proper styling and maintaining your home’s exterior is essential for year-round curb appeal. Besides taking care of the plants and walkways, you need to invest in quality, eye-catching features for your exterior. For example, you can choose window boxes to complement your front yard design, but remember to consider your color scheme so all design elements work together. Ideally, the color you choose for your doors, window boxes, and other features be complimentary.
While most people feel safer with neutral colors, do not be afraid to go bold with a new color you feel would complement your home’s outdoor appearance. You can choose a color that makes your front door stand out without it contrasting the colors in your garden.We also recommend refraining from using quick trends as they will look good for a few months, but create an unsustainable look for your garden. Fad designs can quickly fall out of trend. Remember, we are going for year-round curb appeal.
Buy Outdoor Furniture
Depending on the size of your front porch, you can add furniture that will boost the appearance of your front yard while creating an enjoyable sitting space. Go for high-quality furniture that corresponds with your landscape design. If you can’t settle on a design, talk to our professional landscapers in Central Florida so you can incorporate the furniture you want without overcrowding your porch. Keep in mind, you don’t need to splurge on furniture for a beautiful front porch. Even a simple bench and table with a plant can improve the beauty of your home.
Hire Professional Cleaning Services
Cleaning your walkways and drive-way is essential to maintaining a beautiful front yard. However, It can be challenging to properly clean hard-to-reach areas. Consider buying or renting a power washer to ensure you reach all the corners of your front porch. You can also use it to clean windows and the exterior or your home. This is important, because the cleanliness of your front porch elevates your home’s appearance. If you don’t have the time to clean yourself, our professional landscapers know how to handle the maintenance and can keep your home in great condition.
Hire Maintenance Services
Repairing any broken parts of your front porch is essential. You must address all broken fixtures or find someone professionally trained to repair them. You should also regularly mow your yard to keep your plants and grass neat and healthy. Constant maintenance of the walkways and the front yard is essential to boost your home’s curb appeal and increase property value. Take time to routinely check your outdoor space and note what you need to repair, maintain, or replace. This will ensure you maintain the outstanding appearance you want throughout the year.
Embrace Modern Design
Whether you’re renovating your entire front yard or just sprucing it up, incorporating modern designs will boost the beauty of your house. Keep in mind, the style and design you pick need to have symmetry to make your front porch inviting. We recommend replacing some of the fixtures on the outside of your home for visual impact. For instance, redesigning or replacing your mailbox can significantly change how your house looks. The modern changes will make a noticeable difference in your house’s curb appeal.
Create Appealing Walkways
Your walkway needs to be well designed with visual elements for maximum curb appeal. Having clearly defined walkways using bricks, stone, plants, and fixtures works wonders for your home’s curb appeal. This does not require much time. You can plant flowers or other greenery around the walkways to give better definition and add color to the space. If you want a captivating landscape design without all the work, Highland Grove Landscaping & Farm is your best bet.
Highland Grove Landscaping & Farm will bring your home’s front yard dreams to reality. Once you have done the initial design or update, year-round curb appeal does not require much money or time to maintain. If you want your home to stand out and maintain a beautiful look throughout the year, call us!
Highland Grove Landscaping & Farm
2055 County Road 561