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Curb Appeal 101 – 14 Ideas for Spring Landscaping

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!

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 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!

TruGreen lawn service quoting on front lawn

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.

Choose an easy DIY project by upgrading your front door hardware..and make a beautiful decor style statement both inside and out!

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.

aka design house summer 2015

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!

hydrangea standard tree new no flowers yet

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?

green lawn with boxwood hedge in front of white home with dormers

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:

To see our previous house’s curb appeal projects, visit these posts:

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.

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, 13 ideas for Spring landscaping!

 

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