Having a gorgeous lawn requires the homeowner to put in a lot of effort. If you have recently purchased a home that you want to have a lush lawn, you need to invest in great landscaping. The following guide walks you through a few things you can do to make your yard look as nice as it possibly can.
Fill in Bare Spots in the Yard
There are times when there can be bare spots in a lawn. Bare spots take away from the overall look of the yard. In order to get the yard looking as lush as it possibly can, spread Nature’s Seed grass seed on the bare spots to fill them in. It’s important to water the seeds to ensure they are able to grow and it’s best to put straw over the seeds if the sun shines directly on the locations where the seeds are being spread. It’s best to cover the seeds to ensure that they don’t dry out in the sun.
Create Flower Beds
Creating flower beds near your home can add a lot of curb appeal. When determining which flowers to plant, it’s important to make sure the flowers you choose flourish in the amount of sunlight the area gets. There are some flowers that thrive in sun and some thrive in shade. Determine how many hours of the day the area gets direct sunlight. You can then read the tags on the flowers that you’re considering to make sure that they will work well in the area where you plan to create the flower beds.
Create a Walkway
You want to be sure that you and your guests are able to get to the front door with ease. Creating a walkway for everyone to walk on ensures that no one has to walk through the mud during rain and snow. An inexpensive way to create a walkway is to use large paving stones. You simply need to lay the paving stones where you want them to be placed on the ground and then edge around them with the edge of a shovel. Move the stones and remove all of the grass under the areas where you plan to place the stones. This will ensure that they are placed on solid ground so that they don’t move when someone walks on them.
Replace the Mailbox
The mailbox you have placed in front of your home needs to be stylish and useful. If you have an older mailbox displayed in front of your house, you may want to replace it with a more updated model. Mailboxes are easy to replace and are very affordable at most home improvement stores. It’s important to remember to buy numbers to place on the side of the mailbox so that people can easily see your house number when they pull up to your house.
You may need to trim tree limbs, paint the shutters, and add mulch around the trees to affordably update the overall look of the house with ease. Painting the porch and power washing the exterior of the home may also be a great way to add curb appeal to your house. It’s best to stand in front of the house and look at it from the street to determine if there are any obvious things that need to be done to improve the curb appeal of the house.