The first thing that visitors will see when going to your house is your lawn. If we believe that first impressions last, then it’s important, we put a little spark in your yard. Most of the time, many people often concentrate on the inside of their homes. This focus often creates an imbalance between your interior and interior surroundings. It’s always important that you balance both to create that good impression.Aside from setting the tone for your visitors, an improved lawn can also increase the value of your property. Real estate agents will surely notice a lawn that’s well maintained. With that said, here are some tips to help you improve your front yard’s overall appeal:
Before we delve into the everyday things we see in the front yard, let’s go to a more unconventional yet impactful addition to your yard, the lights. Even if you have the best plants and decorations in your yard, you won’t be able to highlight them when night comes. Lighting fixtures such as string lights and landscape lights provide you with that ambiance on your lawn. Aside from giving beauty to your lawn, lighting can also give you security. Spotlights and floodlights are good deterrents for burglars trying to break into your home.
Before we go to potted plants, let’s first delve into the grass in your lawn. The ideal grass you can grow for your lawn varies on your location.
Northern Region (US) or colder places:
Sun and Shade
Transition Zones (US) or places situated in between cold and warm regions:
Sun and Shade
Deep South (US) or warmer/tropical places:
Hilo Grass (Carabao Grass)
To keep your grass looking green and healthy, remove any weeds that start growing. Regular watering should also be done. Once a patch of grass starts getting sick, your lawn won’t look good. Fertilizers can also be used to help your grass grow healthier.
Shrubs and Flowering Plants
Aside from grass, your lawn should also have shrubs and other flowering plants. You can grow daisies, sunflowers, lilies, and jasmine for flowering plants. You can choose boxwood, false cypress, arborvitae, yew, and spruce for green shrubs. Green shrubs not only provide you with lush greenery, but these plants can also be used for privacy. Boxwoods, for example, are often used to block the view of windows in some homes.If you want a break from the greenery and add some color to your shrubs, you can also plant flowering shrubs. Hydrangeas, camellias, dogwood, azalea, and bougainvilleas are the most popular choices.
Trees can be a good thing to add to your lawn; just make sure they’re not growing very close to your house. Although they require a lot of maintenance work, trees can provide you shade and an additional focal point in your lawn. With trees, you can add planter boxes around the trunk. You can also modify these planter boxes to become seats. You can add hammocks, string lights, and flowers as an extra boost to your focal point.