Even with all the potential a front lawn has, many homeowners only care about getting the grass cut and ensuring it is clear from debris. However, there are some charming landscaping improvements that you can add to your front yard to help improve your home’s curb appeal. Many of these ideas are easy to implement and below we’ll look at some of the best.
Add Mulch to Garden Beds
If you have some garden beds at the front of your property, you might be concerned about weeds making these beds look bad. Adding mulch is a great way to keep weeds away as well as make your garden beds look better. Additionally, the darker brown or black mulch makes the colors of the plants and flowers you have planted pop.
Check the Proportions
Planting some plants and flowers in front of the house is a great idea, but you need to think about future proportions. Smaller plants that look tiny in front of a larger house usually look out of place while larger plants and flowers in front of a small house might look out of place.
It is therefore important to think about the size that the flowers and plants you plant will get to in the future and add ones that complement the home as they grow. A mix of sizes and heights also looks great in front of most homes.
Make Sure It is Well Lit
A well-lit home looks and feels more welcoming, especially at night. Using warm and bright lighting at night can totally change the way your home looks under the moonlight and the good news is that there are so many ways to go about lighting your home. If you don’t know where to start, you can follow these 17 tips to improve your nighttime landscape, one of which is using lights of different colors that suit your home as well as the activities you do outside at night.
You can also shop for small lanterns that light the driveway and walkway. If you are looking for something more robust, you can always use pathway lights and flood lights to make your front lawn stand out. Remember that your home will have better curb appeal when you can see it easily, especially at night.
Add Plants to the Entryway
To make your home even more welcoming, add some flowers to the entryway. These will add a pop of color to it and make your home look better. Remember to keep in mind the environmental requirements of these plants such as water, temperature and sunlight to ensure they look nice through the year.
While there is a lot that you can do to improve your home’s curb appeal, a little bit of gardening and landscaping work always helps. Start with the ideas above as they are inexpensive and easy to implement. Additionally, once you set everything up, you do not have to think or work too hard to ensure your home stays looking gorgeous.