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Improving Curb Appeal With Landscaping

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Landscaping can turn a drab home into a spectacular home with just a little work. If you just moved into a new home and want to make it spectacular, starting with landscaping can make your home appear cozy and inviting. If you are trying to sell your home, adding landscaping will help catch a buyer’s eye easier. With a little effort, landscaping can make all the difference between whether you sell your home or not. This does not need to be a costly or back breaking effort. A little care and attention in the right places goes a long way.


1-Plant plants and flowers with a plan

Haphazardly tossing plants and shrubs into the flower beds without researching to see what those plants will look like in 5 years is not a good idea. Just because it looks nice on the garden nursery shelf does not mean it is right for your yard. Having a plan for how you’d like your yard to look in a few years is essential for long-term curb appeal.


2-Add a splash of paint

Painting the front door, the shutters, railings or anything else that could look fresher with a bit of paint is always a good idea. Just because you like the color orange does not mean it would make a great door color. Look at popular front door colors and get some opinions on how the colors look against the color tones of your house.


3-Update hardware and fixtures

If the lights on the garage or porch are dated and rusty, these are small details that can improve the look of your home. By adding new, trendy light fixtures, it makes your home look nicer. Adding higher quality hardware to your front door and even replacing an old mailbox are small things that make a big impact. Lining the walkways and flower beds with solar/outdoor lights is a simple way to not only improve security around your home but increase visual appeal.


4-Edge the driveway and flower beds

Building retaining walls out of bricks or pouring concrete curbing around your flower beds gives your yard that finished, professional touch. Edging the driveway is another great idea too. These things make the lines crisper and ensure the flowers and plants stay where they should, keeping them nicely retained.



Adding yard decor makes your home looking more attractive. A pretty wreath on the front door, window flower boxes, flower pots on the porch or garden accent items such as yard benches, pergolas, garden ornaments and much more show you care about how your home looks. Just remember, do not go overboard in this area or your yard can begin to look cluttered.


Landscaping makes a home look beautiful

It does not matter how old or how new the home is, without attractive landscaping any home can look shabby. A little time and attention in this area can make a big impact on how people view your home, especially if you are trying to sell it. When you need Toms River, NJ real estate assistance, Gloria Nilson and Co. Real Estate is here to help you sell or buy your home. Providing guidances in the many aspects of home selling is what we are good at. Our friendly realtors look forward to assisting you through this process.


Published August 23, 2017 in Selling