Stewart Blog Article

Blooming Curb Appeal for National Garden Month

Published on: April 04, 2022

BY STEWART CONTENT TEAM

Spring is synonymous with rebirth, and nothing turns heads quite like fresh landscaping. In fact, real estate agents across the country say landscaping can add up to 10% on your property value. Tap into your creativity and add some curb appeal to your home this National Garden Month. Whether you’re on a budget or ready for a big overhaul, here are some landscaping ideas to help your outdoor space bloom:

Add a pop of color to your block with a freshly painted door.

Don’t want to mess with flower beds and borders? Put two matching planters on either side of your steps or front door for a classic, clean look. Using low-maintenance plants like English lavender or an herb like rosemary will save you time and add a welcoming fragrance for visitors. This trick is especially appealing for brownstones and townhomes which have little to no space for gardening.

Use potted plants for low-maintenance landscaping.

Don’t want to mess with flower beds and borders? Put two matching planters on either side of your steps or front door for a classic, clean look. Using low-maintenance plants like English lavender or an herb like rosemary will save you time and add a welcoming fragrance for visitors. This trick is especially appealing for brownstones and townhomes which have little to no space for gardening.

Spruce up your flower beds with seasonal colors.

Are you beyond the basics and ready to show off that green thumb? Go the extra mile by planting pastel-colored annuals for spring. If you choose the right flowers for your climate, they can last all season and into summer and fall as well. Hydrangeas, for example, are an elegant addition to any garden and come in many colors and varieties. Just be sure to do your research and choose the best place for them to thrive.

Add a garden trellis.

Everyone loves a great photo op. Give your roses a vessel to grow on with a garden trellis. It’s a charming way to decorate your outdoor space and is sure to be an eye-catcher in your neighborhood. Garden trellises are also a great way to muffle street sounds and use as privacy screens to enhance your green sanctuary.

Light up paths to your entryways.

Evening strolls become more popular as temperatures begin to rise. Light up your neighbors’ walk while highlighting your landscaping features. Best of all, you can skip calling the electrician by ordering solar-powered step, path and spotlights. They’re easy to install and will elevate your curb appeal instantly. You never know when a potential home buyer is walking the block!

There are many ways to set your home apart but be sure your curb appeal is fresh and alluring. Give your entryway or front yard a little more TLC and highlight its features. Your property value will reflect your efforts.

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