You have heard the term curb appeal many times. The first impression a potential buyer has of your home is from the curb. If the landscaping isn’t adequate, if plants are dead or missing, or the overall look is unkempt, a potential buyer won’t even get out of the car.
You need to pretend to be your own buyer. Step out your door and head across the street. Take a look at your landscaping from that point of view. Make sure you take a pad and pencil with you for notes. If the rose bush by the walkway is dead, make a note to pull it out. If it just needs some pruning, add that to the list.
Dead plants and flowers make a worse impression that no plants or flowers. This is your opportunity to do things right. Make a date with your yard and make it work for you. Get on your old garden clothes and sun hat. Head out front and pull weeds by hand, spray the ones that are a little tougher to get rid of. Edge those borders, get our husband to help. Load up the trash and then head to the home center.
Buy flowers, very colorful flowers. Red, yellows and blues will cheer up any front yard. Don’t plant flowers too close together, give them a little room to spread out. While at the garden center look for a yard ornament, something like a small fountain or gazing ball will add interest and color to the front yard. Add a few stepping stones for interest.
Now that you have your supplies, it is time to get planting. Remember, place smaller plants in front of larger plants. Now clean up the rest of the debris, water well and step back and admire your work!