In this post: Whether you’re preparing to sell your house, or you just want to improve your home’s curb appeal, here’s our Curb Appeal 101, 14 ideas for Spring landscaping!
Curb Appeal is what makes your home feel inviting for first time visitors. It’s like a little window into your home and family. Do you value your house and your neighbors enough to make it look pretty? Do you want people to feel welcome? All of these Curb Appeal 101 – 14 ideas for spring landscaping can help you create that feeling for your home!
Curb Appeal 101 – 14 Ideas for Spring Landscaping
1. Plant Heirloom Plants
For a unique garden, try planting heirloom varieties such as lavender, moonflowers and Russian sage. Lavender is especially beautiful and useful in potpourri and soaps. It gives an old-time cottage garden feel to a yard.
2. Accent Your Windows with Planters
Whether you build your own window boxes like we did years ago, or you buy ready-made versions, window boxes can add so much welcoming character to a home.
3. Edge Gardens and Walkways
By definition, edging plants are those that provide definition to gardens and walkways. They can soften the look of a hard stone walkway especially well. Just be sure to avoid messy plants, such as ones that drop berries!
4. Take Care of Your Lawn
After the long winter, most lawns look a little worse for wear. Bring that lawn back to life with a little TLC. Visit the TruGreen Canadian homepage, and request a quote. TruGreen offers lawn care, tree and shrub care, lawn program, tree and shrub programs. All natural services and organic services also available.
5. Pay Attention to Your Mailbox
Depending on its current condition, either replace or rehab your mailbox. Give an old one a new coat of paint or add a name plaque.
6. Porch Planters
Line the steps to your porch with pretty planters. Or flank both sides of your front doors with stunning planters for extra curb appeal.
7. Hanging Planters
Line your porch with hanging planters or simply place a couple hanging baskets on either side of your garage.
8. Plant a Tree
Maybe an old tree died over the winter. Or maybe you just have the perfect place for a tree. Try making it a family event and get your whole family involved in the planting. Our kids even named one of the trees we planted years ago!
9. Replace an Old Fence with Boxwoods
Do you have an old fence that needs replacing? Perhaps you could plant a row of boxwood hedges instead to create a living fence?
10. Plant Ground Cover
Want to replace some of your lawn with a low-maintenance alternative? Try low groundcover plants that look pretty and are easy to maintain. Just be sure to do this on a space that won’t get walked on!
11. Go Up!
Install a trellis and climbing vines on an outside wall of your home. By summer’s end you’ll have a gorgeous wall of flowers or leaves!
12. Create a Unique Walkway
Do you need a new walkway? Why not create one that is unique and compliments your home’s architecture! Try stamped concrete, mosaic pebbles, flagstone or wood for something new.
13. Pretty Drainage
If you need drainage in your lawn, make it look pretty by installing a French drain of pretty gravel or rocks.
14. Plan for Spring Bulbs
Now is the perfect time to plan for Spring bulbs for next year. Look at your existing gardens and plants and make a plan to incorporate some spring tulips or daffodils.
More curb appeal
For more of our current house’s curb appeal projects, visit these posts:
- Working on the Curb Appeal Part 1 – Upgrading the Garage Doors
- Working on the Curb Appeal Part 2 – Painting the Front Doors Black (+ Plants)
- Upgrading the Front Door Hardware
- An Easy Solution to Peeling Outdoor Paint
- Curb Appeal 101 – 14 Ideas for Spring Landscaping
To see our previous house’s curb appeal projects, visit these posts:
- Introducing the Curb Appeal Series
- Curb Appeal Series: The Garden
- Curb Appeal Series: The Flagstone Walkway
- Foundation Refacing – How to Cover a Cinder Block Foundation
- Curb Appeal the Big Reveal (at the Bungalow)
- 3 Budget-Friendly Summer Porch Makeover Ideas (at the Backsplit)
How will you use these Curb Appeal 101 ideas for your home this year?
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of TruGreen. The opinions and text are all mine.