Top Ways to Boost Your Property’s Curb Appeal

June 24, 2018

Curb appeal is a signficiant factor in your home’s value. It serves as the first impression people have of your house and frames the perspective through which they view the rest of your home. If you are considering putting your home on the market or just want a more aesthetically pleasing appearance, here are a few simple steps you can take to elevate your home’s exterior. 

Invest in Plants

A stunning front yard starts off with a tasteful combination of plants. Try to use a diverse range, including shrubs, flowers and a well-kept lawn for the best result. By using a combination of landscaping elements, the final result is much more visually dynamic. Planting native species is a great way to have a lush garden while ensuring it’s low maintenance and doesn’t pose a risk to the surrounding wildlife.

Regular Cleaning and Maintenance 

Keeping your outdoor spaces well maintained is just as important as investing in those upgrades. After all, we don’t want all of those incredible plants going to waste! Practicing regular maintenance keeps your yard looking well cared for year round and reduces future repair and remediation costs. Depending on where you live, this can mean different things during each of the seasons. In the spring and summer, remember to keep your grass trimmed, flowers and plants watered and hard-surface spaces free of debris. As fall and winter approaches, it’s best to keep on top of your raking and snow removal to maintain a visually appealing, and safe, exterior space. 

Some additional activities that should be performed once per year include:

  • Power washing concrete surfaces, such as paths and driveways
  • Cleaning gutters to reduce build up and maintain effectiveness 
  • Edging the perimeter of the lawn for a fresh appeareance 
  • Washing windows and siding to reduce streaks and mildew accumulation

By keeping on top of your cleaning and maintenance, you reduce the amount of time spent fixing up your yard in the long run and can actually enjoy your valued outdoor space.

Create a Focal Feature

If you’re looking to add a little something more to your front yard, consider creating a focal feature. Some examples include a bench, fountain or a flowerbed. A focal feature provides visual balance and is also an excellent starting point if you’re feeling ovewhelmed by a big landscaping project. By choosing your focal features and planning your landscaping around it, you create a balanced design that flows naturally.

By investing in the initial appearance of your home, you will be sure to impress your family, friends and potential homebuyers. We hope you have enjoyed our top ways to boost your property’s curb appeal! If you have any questions or concerns feel free to contact us by emailing