Hop, Skip and Plant Your Way to Spring Curb Appeal
Throughout most of the country spring has officially sprung, even in the frozen tundra of the upper midwest (finally). Along with the spring sunshine comes new growth and blooming gardens that brighten up our homes and lives. To make sure your curb appeal is on point, check out these spring tips below:
Tidy up. After a long winter, flower beds and walkways can appear a little rough around the edges. Start by neatening up any scraggly edges or messy garden beds for an instant boost in curb appeal. A leaf blower, rake and yard waste bags will be your best friend for this portion.
Cover up the eyesores. Utilities are a part of homeownership, but the boxes and meters don’t have to ruin the overall look of your home. Use strategically placed plants and bushes to cover up the unsightly utility boxes and meters; just be sure to leave access for any items that need to be read on a regular basis.
Light it up. Adding some solar powered landscape lighting can be an easy way to illuminate paths and walkways throughout your yard and make your home pop at night. This is also a great way to add a little extra security. Look for features that complement the look of your home and your personal style.
Variety adds interest. When choosing annuals to add to your landscaping, make sure you consider the full-grown height and colors of the plants. Strategically thinking this through and adding flowers and greenery of multiple heights to your planters adds dimension and will make your entrance even more eye-catching.
Create some fun. There are lots of good DIY curb appeal projects on Pinterest these days, but some of our favorites include making your own doormat and creating custom address planters. Both allow you to showcase your personal style while serving a purpose for the home. Have some fun here and find projects that suit both you and your home.
Clean it up. It is amazing what a little power washing and elbow grease can do for the exterior of your home. Break out the cleaning tools and give everything a once-over to get it back to that sparkling fresh look you long for.
If you are in the market for a new home or want to “clean-up” your current loan with a refinance, now is a great time to reach out to Cambria Mortgage. We are here to help you navigate the current market and set you up for a successful home-ownership future. Call us today at 952-942-0110 to get started!