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Creating An Inviting Yard

I have always been one of those people who loves to create a warm, inviting atmosphere for others, which is why I started looking at landscaping design in the first place. It was incredible to me to see how much of a difference I was able to make by adding a few new plants, and after that first project, I wanted to help other people. I started volunteering to help friends and neighbors do their landscaping, and after a few months, I had developed quite a following. This blog is all about creating a warm, inviting yard through smart landscaping and an eye for detail.

Creating An Inviting Yard

3 Simple Ways A Landscaper Can Update Your Home's Curb Appeal And Value

by Addison Washington

Whether you need to sell your home or just want to improve its overall look, landscaping is a great way to improve the curb appeal and value. In fact, professional landscape design can offer you an estimated 150 percent return on your investment. The benefits are easy to see, but you may not know where to get started. Here are a few ways landscapers can make your home more appealing to buyers and make your home the envy of neighbors:

Clean It Up

If you are starting your yard from scratch, you can skip this part. However, if your existing yard is full of overgrown shrubbery, dead plants, weeds, and brush, a cleanup is imperative.

To begin, make sure your contractors trim away all dead foliage, flowers, and branches. If there are any dark spots or holes in the foliage of your shrubs and trees, remove them from your yard because these issues may stem from a pest problem or disease.

Dig out weeds and apply a weed control product to all landscaping beds, as well. This will prevent further growth of weeds.

Pick up and dispose of sticks, pinecones, limbs, and any trash that is cluttering up your lawn and landscaping beds. Even a small amount of debris can decrease the look of your yard.


After removing any dead or dying plants and trees, replace with new ones. If possible, invest in a mature size that aligns with the plant you had to removed. This will protect the look of your beds, ensuring they do not look uneven.

Beds containing mulch and pine straw should also be freshened up. Mulch can discolor over time, so update your beds with new mulch that is darker. This will make your beds appear new and full. Arrange or fluff up the beds with new pine straw, too.

If you do not have any large beds in your yard, surround the trees with new mulch or pine straw. This will define and texturize your yard while giving your trees some color.


Last but not least, add some new elements to your landscape design.

Color is key when it comes to your home's curb appeal. Complement your home's exterior with colorful flowers. Add annual flowers to pots and planters on your front porch. Also, plant perennial flowers in flowerbeds for color. Perennials are excellent investments since they grow back and bloom each year.

Updating your landscaping can be difficult. However, the help of professionals can make the process easier. Using these tips, you can improve your landscaping and curb appeal while adding enormous value to your home. Contact a company like Colourscape Inc for more information and assistance.