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Front Yard Landscaping Ideas That Improve Curb Appeal

Jul 12, 2008
You have either decided to sell your home or you want to make it look its best so all that see it have to stop and take a second look. How do you give the best impression with your home? What do people see first? The curb, so the answer is to add curb appeal. The appearance from the curb has to be both beautiful and inviting. There are some that can have the perfect lawn in a matter of days and then there are those of us that are stuck at what comes after cutting the grass. Well, there are some things that can be done easily to the lawn through landscaping to give the maximum curb appeal to your home.

Cutting the grass and pulling weeds are the only things to the lawn. There should be something on the lawn to look at such as a display and some animals. Wild animals to be exact; they add instant beauty to any lawn with their beauty. Birds and butterflies give the lawn some energy as their contribution to curb appeal. Attracting birds is easy simply add a bird bath or feeder (you can make your own but that's another story). Plants and flowers will attract birds and butterflies as well.

A sitting area is a great idea as well. This provides a place that looks cozy and homey. Of course not only does it look great, but you'll have a great place to sit and enjoy the scenery or even to have a chat with the neighbors next door. Just adding a couple park style benches will do a whole lot for the way your home looks.

A nice swing will give you a place to sit and give some extra appeal also. A tree with a swing under it gives a charming look. The appearance can be made more colorful and attractive by putting plants and flowers around it to make it more attractive.

The incorporation of flowers and plants will increase the curb appeal of the lawn instantly by giving a relaxing feel to the chaos. Flowers and plants give invitations without saying a word and inviting is the look you want when people look at your home from the street. Plant flowers and some blooming or non blooming plants on the lawn in front of the house; they can go around the front or line walkways to create boundaries if you wish.

Many people actually just plant certain kinds of plants in their yard, but you're better off to plant both annuals and perennials when you plan flowers. Your perennials will continue to bloom each year, but your annuals will only last for a season. However, mixing them together will give you a great variety of flowers that will bloom during various seasons.

When it comes to front yard landscaping ideas, a green yard is definitely important. A vibrant green yard can do wonders for the way your home looks from the curb. Make sure that you take great care of the lawn and keep it looking green for the best look.

When landscaping you can add statues or water fountains as well, the possibilities are endless. What are you waiting for? Go landscape and watch the curb appeal skyrocket.
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The author, Scott Graves, often writes on subjects such as Front Yard Landscaping Ideas . For more great landscaping articles, go ahead and check out Landscaping FYI
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