Spring, beginning March 20, marks the start of when charming curb appeal and magnificent landscaping begin to become a top priority. In the winter months, a home’s landscape and curb appeal can be easily overlooked due to unfortunate weather and other natural circumstances. You will notice that your neighbors have begun to put their best lawn forward and it is time for you to do the same. Here are our favorite curb appeal ideas to transition your home for spring:
Do General Yard Maintenance
Spring is the perfect time to get your yard back into shape. Begin by mulching, weeding, mowing, and planting your flower beds. General yard maintenance can easily transition your house from a winter nightmare into a spring paradise.
Repaint Your Window Shutters
Older homes may need an extra coat of paint here or there, but you can also recreate your home’s look by repainting your window shutters. All it takes is a little imagination to get your house from boring to alluring. Be sure to do several coats of paint to ensure your window shutters look top-notch.
Design with Vibrant Plants
Take advantage of different colors in your garden this year. Your yard holds a lot of potential and the items you plant in your garden can make your home stand out from the rest. Go to your local nursery and look through the different varieties of plants and flowers to get an idea of what you want for your home. It is also essential to find plants that thrive in your local climate. If you are unsure, a local nursery worker can be a significant resource.
Add Decorative Pieces
Decorative pieces can really set a house apart from the rest. If you are trying to take your home to the next level, focus on its “glam” aspect. Include light fixtures in your yard, a doormat by the front door, beautiful containers to hold your plants, and a cozy seating area to create a gorgeous outdoor oasis.
Spruce up Anything Dull
Winter can be a harsh month on your home’s exterior and garden. Things in your home can become dull or even fade. Try to do a yearly check-up for things that may need an extra coat of paint or maintenance.
- Check the quality of your house numbers, mailbox, fence, garage door, etc.
Give Yourself a Place to Relax
Take advantage of the serene space you have created for yourself outdoors. Give yourself a place to sit down with guests or a place to read your favorite book. Spending time outdoors can be healthy and renewing.
- If you live in a neighborhood, having an outdoor spot to hang out in gives you the opportunity to meet new neighbors while you sit outside.
With the weather warming up in the next couple of weeks, now is the time to tidy up your yard! We hope you enjoyed this quick and easy curb appeal updates and if you are looking to update the inside of your home, we are happy to help!