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How to Add Curb Appeal to Your Home

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Because the first impression of any home centers around its curb appeal, it’s important to keep things looking fresh and renewed. Why? Because a beautiful and well-maintained landscape creates an inviting ambiance and can add as much as 10% additional value to your home. That’s why, in today’s post, we’re presenting landscaping tips that will add extra value and desirable curb appeal to your home.

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How to Add Curb Appeal to Your Home

Any good landscaper knows how to improve the overall look of any yard or outdoor space. Things such as planting an ornamental tree in just the right spot, installing a berm or small pond in the corner of your yard, or adding stylish edging, or outdoor lighting can make your yard more alluring.

How to Add Curb Appeal to Your Home

Clean Up First!

Any realtor will tell you that curb appeal makes a big difference when trying to sell a home. Therefore, why not fall in love all over again with your very own home? Start by power-washing sidewalks and patios, pull or spray weeds, add a fresh layer of mulch around garden beds, trim overgrown bushes and pruning trees. Simply performing a few maintenance chores may help inspire you and create a better vision of your desired end results.

How to Add Curb Appeal to Your Home

Stylish Planters

Planters filled with flowering plants/greenery add a splash of character and color to your landscape. Let your personality shine through by using a variety of your favorite style of planters such as urns, ceramic and clay pots, hanging baskets, window boxes, and unique and unusual containers.

How to Add Curb Appeal to Your Home

Bushes, Trees, & Shrubs

Replacing overgrown bushes and shrubs and planting new trees instantly help your landscape look fresh and new. When planting, be sure to leave plenty of space for trees and bushes to growth.


Outdoor Lighting

Outdoor lighting not only helps with safety issues, it’s also a lovely way to highlight landscape focal points after dark. Solar powered lights are economical and do not require wiring. In addition, solar powered lights will not add additional cost to your electric bill. String lights are another option and provide an enchanting ambiance to any outdoor space. 

Retaining Walls & Edging

Add a professional touch to your landscape by adding a retaining wall and edging. Retaining walls help prevent soil erosion, create visual interest, and define particular areas of your landscape. Landscape edging makes mowing and trimming easier and adds a nice clean finished look to your yard.

Landscaping Berms

A landscaping berm is a great way to break up a boring yard. Berms can be used to help direct foot traffic, add a raised element to landscaping, and are a great way to block out unsightly views (a.k.a. your neighbors’ yard). Seasonal flowering plants, bushes, and ornamental trees can easily be highlighted in this space. Strategically placed outdoor lighting help to make this particular area of your yard come to life after dark.

Ponds, Waterfalls & Reflecting Pools

A well-placed, well-maintained pond adds curb appeal and value to any property. They also create a place for desirable wildlife such as koi pond fish, birds, and butterflies, and aquatic plants such as cattails, and pond lilies. A relaxing, nature-inspired pond or waterfall creates a serene environment and can help improve your mood.

How to Add Curb Appeal to Your Home

Does your landscaping need a little updating?

Finally, after updating the big things, don’t forget about the small things. Details can make a lot of difference when it comes to decorating or landscaping your home. Simple things, like changing the color of your front door or shutters, can instantly take the curb appeal of your home from beautiful, to spectacular!  

Here’s to adding curb appeal to your home!


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  • Ayesha April 27, 2020, 3:12 pm
    Replacing bushes with new plants and lightening the outdoor is such a great idea. This guide can really help homeowners.
  • Richard Davis April 12, 2019, 4:32 am
    Cleaning is definitely important. Also, I agree with landscaping to help boost the curb appeal. Great blog. Thanks for sharing!
  • koibids May 9, 2018, 8:14 am
    This is a beautiful blog, and garden pictures so pretty.
    • Blessed Beyond Crazy May 9, 2018, 9:46 am
      Thank you! :)
  • Jenni November 10, 2017, 1:19 pm
    When my parents sold their home last year, it had been on the market for well over year. A month before selling, they changed agents and she recommended that they hire a landscaper to spruce up the yard. And it worked since the house finally sold. So these tips are spot on! My Profile
    • Anna Martin November 19, 2017, 12:41 pm
      Thanks for your comment Jenni! I'm glad they were able to sell their home!
  • Macs November 5, 2017, 12:35 am
    Great post. Thank you for sharing this helpful tips. I am also wanting to add beauty in front of the house. Big help.
  • Mike Anderson October 26, 2017, 5:52 am
    Hi, thanks for sharing your blog with us. For some days, I just want to add an expensive look to my home. From your blog, I got an idea of adding curb appeal to my home. Now I am ready to show my house more expensive from curb appeal.
  • Grant Williams September 29, 2017, 6:54 am
    I like the lighting idea very much. I've always thought the lighting added a great touch and accents. However, don't buy the absolute cheapest ones you can get - get decent solar-powered outdoor lighting. I've noticed the cheapest ones don't last and don't actually look as good as better ones. My Profile
    • Anna Martin October 5, 2017, 8:46 am
      Hi, Grant, That's so true! Thanks for the tip and the comment!
      • Grant Williams October 9, 2017, 1:16 pm
        Hey, my pleasure! Yes it was funny how I could tell even from a far distance while driving down the road if someone had the super-cheap ones installed. They looked bluish and didn't look right. Have an awesome week and thanks again. My Profile
  • Selene Strong June 26, 2017, 5:12 pm
    Wow, great post! Definitely some awesome tips and advice, landscaping rock always looks amazing. Another great investment that will make a dramatic increase in your curb appeal would be a new garage door. Thanks for sharing!
  • Oliver Mulcher May 3, 2017, 10:54 am
    Hey Linda & Anna, Absolutely you guy had an awesome ideas. Probably would prefer mulch. Thanks for sharing this tips. Would love to try this soon. Great stuff there! Cheers, Oliver
    • Blessed Beyond Crazy May 4, 2017, 10:34 am
      Hi Oliver! Hey, thanks so much for stopping by and leaving us such a nice message! Have a great day! Linda
  • Selene March 13, 2017, 11:44 am
    Curb appeal is certainly important! Making sure your garage door is in good shape is also very important when it comes to overall curb appeal. Thanks for sharing!
  • Shirley December 3, 2016, 12:55 am
    Hi, this is a wonderful blog. It’s very nice ideas for add curb appeal to home. I must say you are an incredible writer. It makes our gardening experience better. Thanks for sharing.

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