Does your home have that “it” factor that makes it the star of the block? Also known as curb appeal, the visual attractiveness of your home when viewed by visitors and passersby can make it stand out—for better or for worse. Whether you want to make your guests feel welcome, keep up with the attractive homes of your neighbors, get more enjoyment out of your home, or make a good first impression on prospective buyers, these are a few of our top tips for improving curb appeal.
3 Ways to Improve Curb Appeal
#1: Make sure your landscaping is on point.
Beautiful landscaping is one of the most important features of your home when it comes to curb appeal, and it doesn’t have to be complicated. Simply making sure your lawn, plants, and trees are as healthy as possible will give your yard a major curb appeal infusion, and can even raise the value of your home.
Regular lawn care, core aeration, and seeding can take your yard from lackluster to lush. Plant healthcare is another crucial aspect of curb appeal, ensuring that the mature plantings on your property are able to grow to their full potential. Our plant healthcare program includes fertilization, pest management, and other maintenance to keep your trees and shrubs healthy.
Refreshing your planters and flower beds with colorful new annuals each season is another easy win that can add charm to your home without costing too much money or time.
#2: Repair, repaint, refresh.
From the coziest cottage to the most expansive estate, one of the keys to curb appeal is simply maintenance. Examine your home from the street and see if you notice any of these:
- Peeling or chipped paint
- Rotten fascia boards
- Broken shutter slats
- Damaged siding or decking
- Faded fencing
- Cracked walkways
- Sagging gutters
- Worn, rusty, or paint-encrusted hardware (doorknobs, locks, light fixtures, house numbers)
- A weathered old mailbox
Addressing these issues may not be as exciting as painting your front door a fun color or planting window boxes, but they can give your home a subtle-yet-effective facelift.
#3: Declutter your yard.
One of the most effective curb appeal improvements you can make is also the simplest: Just clean up your yard! It’s easy to develop blind spots around your home, from tangled hoses and gardening tools left lying around, to kids’ toys, bikes, and sports equipment. They may seem small, but they add up to an impression of clutter, disarray, and inadequate storage—exactly the opposite of what you’re probably going for.
Adding a storage shed to your backyard can help you keep your yard tidier. When there’s an easily accessible, well-organized place to put things back, you’re more likely to do so. If kids’ stuff is your main concern, add a DIY garage organizer/bike and scooter corral.
You should also pare down any lawn decor for a cleaner look. One birdbath or garden sculpture here and there can be tasteful, but your neighbors probably don’t want to look at an army of garden gnomes, pinwheels, or found object “planters.”
If you’re searching for high quality residential lawn care services in Atlanta, give us a call at 770-923-0387 for a free estimate.