Different Ways to Landscape your Home
Aesthetic is one of the most important factors to consider when looking to sell your home. While the inside of the house itself is always a major factor, simply how your home looks from the street view carries a lot of weight. Front yards are the first things people see when looking at a house. How your yard looks makes a statement about your home. If you want to make your house stand out, it’s important that you landscape to impress.
Turning your front lawn into a vegetable garden is a very effective and rewarding way to freshen up the aesthetic of your home. Not only does this method of landscaping bring a lot of personality to your property, it also supplies you with a fresh crop of vegetables and fruits to enjoy. This also makes cooking a lot easier and more fun since you can use vegetables grown fresh right outside your front door.
A quick way to give your home a beautiful and vibrant look is to create a flower garden. This can be done in a variety of ways. Some people leave a vast open field with a walkway up to the front door down the middle surrounded by a line of flowers. Others create a long bed of plants and flowers all along the front of the house. Some houses plant along the sidewalk while others turn their entire yard into a giant flower bed. The choice is yours and the possibilities are endless, but a flower garden certainly gives your property bold and bright colors that when matched with the architecture of your home can make it instantly stand out from the street.
Commonly confused for ‘zeroscaping,’ xeriscaping derives from the word ‘xeric’ which means a lack of moisture. All this is, is a form of landscaping where plants don’t require much water and the land doesn’t require much maintenance in general. Typically xeriscapes have a lot of gravel or other dry material instead of grass so there is no watering or irrigation system required. Along with cacti, plants commonly found in xericscaped yards include; agastache, thyme, and various forms of agave.
Create outdoor rooms
This kind of landscaping is typically done in the backyard (although there’s no rule that says you can’t do it the front). Putting things like fire pits, decks and patios in the backyard can be a great way to enhance your property’s value. Adding area with accommodations for grilling, eating, and sitting out back
There are all kinds of ways to spruce up your property. To find the best one for you, consider your location. If you live in the South West without much rain and a lot of sun exposure, consider xeriscaping to save on maintenance. If you enjoy fresh greens, consider growing a vegetable garden.
Start small to begin with, don’t over do it. Find a focal point in your yard and begin there. Not every landscape needs to be an elaborate feature in Home & Garden. With time and effort you can revamp your yard and create a wonderful landscape that brings attention to and compliments your home. Good landscaping can increase the value of your home and potential buyers will appreciate the work you put in. If you’re looking to sell your house, upping your landscape can be a great way to make your house stand out and be desirable.