Are you looking for a great way to boost the curb appeal of your Anderson home? Since you only get one chance to make a first impression, maybe you should consider Flower Power!
Flowerbeds can be a very attractive addition but only if you take the time to keep them looking nice. Flowerbeds don’t have to cost you an arm and a leg either!
As crazy as it sounds, I suggest developing a green thumb and going outside! With the tips below, you will be able to improve your home’s curb appeal without spending a lot of money or spending all your time slaving away in the yard.
Eliminate the Weeds
The first thing to do before you start picking out flowers is to get rid of all the weeds. Flower beds get weeds because there are already pesky roots hiding below the surface.
Roll up your sleeves and dig up the soil and weeds before you plant. This will save you so much time down the road plus it will help to keep your flowers healthy.
Consider Perennial Wildflowers
By selecting wildflower mixes that are native to Upstate South Carolina can be a great choice. Especially if you don’t have the time or the motivation to take care of them.
Perennial flowers can grow back every year which is a great time saver. Plus flowers that are native to our area are well adapted to our climate and soil conditions. A word of caution is that native wildflowers might need more watering and weeding.
Not talking about cranking up some great music. Instead you need to use decorative rocks to fill your flower beds. This is an attractive way to add maintenance-free curb appeal to the flower beds around your house. There are many different colors available so put on your thinking hat. I suggest selecting a color that will off-set the color of your home.
Another real time saver is using planters. They can be set in your flower beds and then you can easily move them inside when the weather gets too cold.
Keep It on the Down Low
Not talking about keeping your flower beds a secret. Instead I suggest using low-growing shrubs such as various strains of boxwood or juniper. I prefer junipers but that is just my personal tastes.
It does take some time for these types of shrubs fill in. But once they are established, all you will be faced with is some occasional trimming and weeding.
Just as lush landscaping will boost your curb appeal, neglected flower beds will hurt it! Empty flower beds have a negative effect on the overall look of your house Plus this can give buyers the impression that a home’s maintenance has been neglected.
If you’d like more advice on how to spruce up the outside of your Anderson SC home, please call Contact Me!