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Add to Your Home's Charm: Gardening Tips for Stellar Curb Appeal!


Posted: April 02, 2024 by Megan Sexton

At Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage, we know a well-maintained home makes a lasting impression. First impressions are everything, especially when it comes to selling your property. That's where curb appeal comes in – the magic that transforms your house from ordinary to "oh wow!"

And guess what? A beautiful garden plays a starring role in creating that "wow" factor. Here are some easy gardening tips to turn your front yard into a showstopper:

  • Cultivate Color with Confidence: Flowers are nature's confetti, adding vibrancy and life. Choose plants that thrive in your climate and get plenty of sunlight. Opt for a mix of perennials (returning year after year) and annuals (lasting one season) for continuous color. For a cohesive look, consider planting flowers in complementary colors or following a color theme that reflects your home's architectural style.

  • Frame Your Home with Foundation Plantings: Strategic planting around your house's foundation adds depth and dimension. Use a variety of heights and textures with evergreen shrubs, ornamental grasses, or small flowering trees. This creates a natural frame that draws the eye towards your home's beauty.

  • Mulch Matters: Fresh mulch adds a polished touch, suppressing weeds and retaining moisture in the soil. Choose a natural-looking mulch like shredded bark or wood chips that complements your home's exterior color.

  • Pathway Perfection: A well-defined walkway lined with attractive plants welcomes guests and creates a sense of arrival. Use edging stones or bricks to create clean borders, and consider planting low-growing perennials or colorful bulbs along the way.

  • Don't Forget the Details: Container plantings flanking your entry door or porch add a pop of color and personality. Use interesting pots, hanging baskets, or window boxes to showcase your horticultural flair.

Remember:

  • Low Maintenance: For busy lifestyles, choose low-maintenance plants that don't require constant watering or pruning.
  • Seasonal Appeal: Think beyond summer blooms! Plant trees and shrubs with vibrant fall foliage or winter berries to add year-round interest.
  • Local Expertise is Key: Visit your local nursery for advice on plants that thrive in your specific climate and soil conditions.

By following these simple tips and letting your creativity bloom, you can transform your front yard into a gorgeous garden that enhances your home's curb appeal and makes a lasting impression.

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