Now that spring has arrived, along with those tax refund and stimulus checks, you might be debating a few home improvement projects. Whether you want to sell your home in the near future, or simply enjoy it more yourself, these five projects can boost your curb appeal. Consider them if your main goal is to achieve a prettier front yard and exterior.
Remove or reshape trees. An older, overgrown tree blocks light and makes your front yard look cluttered. And if the tree is in poor health, it quickly becomes an eyesore. Thinning the branches will improve the health of the tree, or you might consider removal for a tree that is too far gone and truly unsightly.
Prune and shape hedges or shrubs. Your landscaping should serve as an accent for your home, not overpower it. Messy and unkempt shrubbery will block windows and detract from your home’s curb appeal. Trim them to the appropriate size, and consider shaping them so that the overall landscape looks more uniformly designed.
Add a walkway. A walkway invites visitors to your front door, and makes for a nice focal point in the yard. You can go as simple or as complicated as you want, choosing from options such as individual stones or pavers, or a professionally designed, designer pebble or brick pathway.
Add a pop of color. A small garden around your mailbox adds cheerful color, and helps your home to stand out.
Spruce up the front porch. Your home’s entryway is one of the first things visitors will notice. Repaint the porch, replace the front door, add a few potted plants, and refresh the patio furniture to make your porch more inviting.
If overgrown shrubs or unhealthy trees are your primary concern, give us a call. We can consult with you and help decide whether tree removal or a simple trim can make your whole front yard look healthier and more attractive.