Beautifying your lawn is a great home improvement step that can increase your home’s value and give it more curb appeal. Plus, you can feel proud when you pull into your driveway.
There are some things you can do that don’t costs a ton of money and there are some things that will take a little investment. however, you are investing in the worth of your home, so always keep that in mind.
Keep Your Lawn Trimmed And Weeded
For a beautiful lawn you need to keep the weeds away. Not only that, but when your lawn starts to make its way onto the sidewalk, it’s time to do some trim work. It’s important to mow your lawn regularly and even to water it to keep the grass lush and green.
Basis upkeep is just as important as anything else you do inside or outside your home to keep it looking great. If you don’t do the upkeep your home will start looking neglected, and that could bring the value down (and annoy your neighbors).
Do Some Landscaping
Don’t just do upkeep, do something creative. Put in some flower beds or even a nicely planted garden. Plant a tree or some bushes. A big empty lawn is just as much of an eyesore as one filled with weeds.
Do more than just plant though, have a plan. Put down some fresh mulch around the bases of trees. Put some white stones in your flower bed to make the colors of the flowers pop.
Do Some Updates On The Outside Of Your Home
Your yard isn’t the only thing that gives your home curb appeal, your home itself needs to look great as well. Do some updates around the outside of your home. Maybe your front door or front porch could use a little work.
Look beyond the home too. Freshen up your mailbox if you have one in the front yard. Maybe change the house numbers to something a little fancier and more appealing. Paint the garage or get new garage doors installed.
Power Wash The House
Nothing makes your house look worse than a bunch of dirt, mold, and grass stuck to the outside of it. Take some time to power wash your house to remove the grime. You can rent a power washer, or hire someone to do it for you.
Afterward, take some time to detail your windows outside as well. Your power wash will likely get them clean, but you want to make sure you have a clear view outside without any streaks!
Lay Down Some Artificial Turf
If you live in an area where you often experience drought your best line of defense is to have artificial turf installed. This way you don’t have to worry about your grass dying while you’re conserving water and the rain just isn’t coming.
Even if you aren’t in a drought zone, artificial turf can still be a great investment that gives you a beautiful lawn without all the upkeep. You’ll even save money by not needing a lawnmower.
All of these are great steps towards a more beautiful home on the outside. You will raise your property value, enjoy your lawn more, and you’ll be the envy of the neighborhood!