Keeping your home looking fresh and new is a big deal. The first thing someone is going to notice about your home is how it looks, and you want to be sure you make a good first impression. Not only will your home be more inviting to guests, but you can even increase your home’s monetary value. With these tips, you can be the next person to add extra glamour and value to your landscape.
Clean Up The Area
Something any realtor will tell you is that curb appeal does wonders for anyone trying to sell a home. Giving a thorough cleaning to everything around your house will give you a fresh new foundation on which to build. This means performing tasks such as power washing patios and sidewalks, pulling weeds, adding a new layer of mulch to your gardens, trimming overgrown bushes, and pruning your trees. A clean foundation can be a strong motivator for fulfilling your vision for your dream home.
Adding a little color to your landscape really makes it stand out. If you want to make your home a more colorful place, try adding a variety of plants/greenery. You can even give your home a more personal touch by adding your favorite styles of planters.
Bushes, Trees, And Shrubs
Give your landscape a whole new look by doing away with old overgrown bushes in favor of brand new trees and bushes. Just remember to leave enough space for your new plants to grow.
Outdoor lighting is a dual-purpose perk. Not only does it help highlight landscape focal points when it’s dark outside, but it also serves as a safety measure. Solar powered lights are a great recommendation. They don’t need to be wired, and also don’t get added on to your electric bill. You could also go with string lights that provide an alluring ambiance to your yard.
Retaining Walls And Edging
Retaining walls and edging are great for reducing soil erosion. They also help to define specific areas of your landscape. As an added bonus, it makes mowing and trimming easier, and can give your yard a more clean finished look.
A landscaping berm can really help bring your yard to life. Berms can be used for directing foot traffic and adding a raising element to landscaping. They are also used as a means of blocking out views that may not interest you. You can use berms to highlight desirable features of your yard. If you place outdoor lighting in the right spots, a berm can be made out to be a true centerpiece after dark.
Ponds, Waterfalls, And Reflecting Pools
Any home with a well-maintained pond or waterfall in the right spot will see a rise in property value. They can also become the perfect spot for wildlife, including various fish, birds, and butterflies. A pond or waterfall can turn your already stellar yard into a serene oasis instantly.
Keep Your Yard Updated
Make sure to keep your yard looking new after it’s finished. Details make a world of difference when decorating your landscape. Even a simple change of color to your door can transform how your home looks.
Lehnhoff Landscaping Can Give You The Yard Of Your Dreams
At Lehnhoff Landscaping, we specialize in transforming your outdoor spaces into an extension of your home, while at the same time maintaining the integrity of the property and surrounding areas.
From initial contact to project completion, our team turns your vision into reality and personally walks you through the entire process, step by step. Every detail is addressed to ensure that you come away with a finished product that exceeds your expectations.
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