If you’re like most people selling a home (or preparing to do so), you already know the importance of curb appeal. Homebuyers simply won’t schedule a showing if your home looks unkempt or otherwise unappealing from the street. In addition to being clean and well kept, your yard should give buyers the impression that it will be nearly effortless to maintain.
Curb Appeal Tips for Perennials, Trees and Shrubs
Skip the annuals and opt for bulbs and flowering groundcovers. Anchor your plantings with any combination of shrubs, small trees and flowering perennials. Any plants that will survive a Grand Junction winter and look nice with little upkeep will do nicely. Ask for recommendations at your local garden shop.
Fresh Mulch All Around for Amazing Curb Appeal
In between plantings, add a nice, fresh layer of decorative mulch. You can choose any type; in most cases, it’s best to stick with one type of mulch for all your plantings. You can even select dyed mulches in nearly any color, to complement your siding or paint. A good layer of mulch keeps weeds at bay and gives your landscaping a cohesive look.
Turn Problem Areas Into Paths to Improve Your Curb Appeal
Many yards have areas where the lawn is chronically suffering. It may be from foot traffic, poor drainage, too much or too little sun. Whatever the reason, there may be a simple solution: get rid of the grass. An attractive footpath can be a useful solution that required little upkeep. Crushed rock, flagstones, pavers or gravel are easy to install. Such a path can add visual interest without great effort or expense.
Are You Selling Your Home in Grand Junction?
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