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Landscaping for Curb Appeal

Thursday, February 24, 2022   /   by Bob Cowan

Landscaping for Curb Appeal

Landscaping for Curb Appeal
Your Home Sold Guaranteed Realty Bob Cowan



First impressions really last forever. This is true not only when meeting new people, but also when someone visits your home for the first time. Whether it's a friend or coworker dropping by for a visit or a potential buyer looking at a home you're trying to sell, curb appeal is crucial.

You may believe that updating your home's curb appeal will require a lot of time and money, but this is not the case. By just modifying your landscape, you may greatly improve the curb appeal of your home and property. Here are a few methods to alter up the look of your house and increase its overall curb appeal.



Adjusting Existing Landscaping.

It doesn't take much to improve dramatically your curb appeal by rearranging your existing landscaping. It may just be a question of cutting everything back and taking the time to shape some of the more wild growth you've got going on, depending on the state of your trees, shrubs, and other plants. Trim shrubs to make them look more uniform, chop back overgrown limbs, prune vining plants, and otherwise reign in your present growth to make it look much more manicured.

Consider adding some embellishments to your landscape once you've gotten your present growth under control. Colored mulch or gravel beds to lend definition to some of your flowers or plants, fountains or other features to generate contrast, and potentially even eliminating a few plants or transferring potted plants to a new spot to reduce crowding and create symmetry in your yard are all possibilities. Even if you don't make huge changes, these minor tweaks and additions can make a significant effect.

New Landscaping Additions

If you want to make a more significant adjustment, consider adding extra plants to your yard to complement what you already have. Install more bushes or shrubs that are comparable to the ones you already have on your property to help fill in any gaps in covering. Sod can be used to provide a more consistent ground cover so that clovers, creepers, and other plants don't detract from the appearance of your home. If most of your landscaping consists of plants that don't really flower, add some flowering annuals to give some color to break up the green. Just take a look at what you've got and consider how you can improve it.

Of course, it's also vital to note that a little contrast can be beneficial to your landscaping. If you locate anything that you really want to stand out, don't be afraid to add flowers or other plants that don't seem to mix with everything else. If you take the time to create a visually appealing landscaping plan, it will capture people's attention the first time they see your property.

Give Your Landscaping a Boost

There are a variety of ways to alter up your landscaping with DIY projects, depending on what you have in mind. However, if you want to make more extensive alterations to your home's landscape, you may need to hire a landscaping professional. A professional will not only be able to do larger tasks more rapidly, but they may also be able to advise you on which shrubs, plants, and other landscaping options to use on your property.


Author: Your Home Sold Guaranteed Realty Bob Cowan

Landscaping Curb Appeal
Real Estate Southern California

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Platinum Living Realty
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