Spring is the time of year that a lot of homeowners try to put their home on the market to sell and move on to bigger and better things. They will paint the house, inside and out, fix that leaking sink and even install new windows, but many people fail to think of giving their landscape a makeover. Having great curb appeal can draw potential buyers in from the street and help sell your home faster. But how do you make the best out of your landscape? Don’t worry, Impeccable Landscapes has your back.
Consider your home
Often times, homeowners will go to great lengths to beautify their landscape but sometimes what they do overpowers the house. You need to consider that your home is part of the landscape. You don’t need huge trees that are going to cover the house and block the view from the street. You will want people from the street to see the individual flowers, not a glob of greenery that can’t be made out.
Masses and shapes
If you have a large house, planting small flowers and plants will not make your home look good. The bigger the house, the bigger the plants need to be. Consider planting a row of shrubs or trees. Larger plants will get the look that you are after where small flowers won’t. Flowers may add a pop of color but people will not see it as flowers from the street.
Your landscape doesn’t have to be only grass, trees and shrubs. You can add some flare in the way of hardscape, which is adding man-made fixtures to your lawn. So make your walkway wider and add some pavers. Or you can create a rock waterfall or install some awnings over the windows. All of these contribute to curb appeal.
Passage to the door
One thing you will want to keep in mind is how people will get to your door. If you have a bunch of winding turns heading to your front door, your guests may just cut through the grass. You can help your guests get to your door by placing lighting along your walkway or urns on both sides of a curve.
Most people will add color to their landscapes without thinking too much about whether or not they go with the house. Your house should be a major consideration when choosing your flowers. If you have a blue house, consider white, pink and purple flowers. If you have red on your home, find flowers that are yellow, or orange. You don’t want your flowers to be overbearing to your home.
If you are trying to sell your home, you don’t want the potential buyers to see a landscape that is going to overwhelm them. They want to see something that will be a smooth transition between their old home and this one. Having an elaborate garden might turn them off from putting an offer on the table.
If you are in need of a great landscape to add to the curb appeal of your house, you should call the experts at Impeccable Landscapes today to get a free estimate.