A home can be the perfect blend of classic, modern and cozy inside, however, without curb appeal, potential buyers will lose interest before they even step inside. A beautiful, well-kept lawn is one of the first things people will notice. The good news is that upgrading an existing lawn does not have to take months, and it does not need to cost a fortune. Here are a few simple upgrades to help increase the curb appeal of your home.
Take a stroll around your lawn and pick up anything that does not belong. Take a wheelbarrow if you have a lot of branches, twigs or other debris. Pick up children’s toys and gardening tools. Put hoses away, or invest in an attractive roller.
If you find yourself in a situation where the weeds have gotten out of control, you should know that pulling is still the tried and true method for getting rid of weeds in a hurry. If simply pulling the weeds does not seem to the trick, you will need to attack them with a (safe) herbicide.
Rake over brown spots to remove dead grass, then spread grass seed. For a more dramatic effect, aerate the soil before over-seeding to help break up the soil and allow the nutrients to get to the root of the grass more efficiently.
Add a Pop of Colour
Flower beds and container gardens are a great way to add a pop of colour to your landscaping. Plant a few cheerful flowers from the annual family, such as geraniums, petunias or marigolds. Clean up an exterior furniture or give it a fresh coat of paint. Do not be afraid to use bright, bold colours.
Nitrogen-rich fertiliser will green up your lawn quickly, make sure to use the right amount according to your soil and grass type. A little nitrogen is a good thing, but too much may damage your lawn. Limit this trick to once or twice a year. Be sure and water well immediately after applying any type of fertiliser.
Mow the Lawn
Yes, I said it – mow the lawn – it seems obvious right? But you might be surprised how often people forget about this tip. The reality is that taller grass stays green longer than shorter grass.