Take these tips as what to avoid when landscaping, and use this photo as inspiration for what to do.
As summer begins and warmer weather continues, you know it’s time to take extra care of your landscape. We all know of the homes that people marvel at their well-kept yards, but we also remember those yards that we wonder if anyone still lives there because of how bad it might look. To give your home a wonderful curb appeal and not be “that” neighbor, here are a few landscaping ideas to avoid:
Doing Too Much
Giving your home curb appeal takes effort, but you don’t want to do too much. The landscape should compliment your beautiful home, not be the focal point. A variety of shrubs and trees that fit your home well can do the trick. However, remember to get trees and shrubs that won’t grow too tall and take over your home. If you do use a large tree, don’t plant it too close to your house. It could cause damage to your home and take away attention from your home.
Not Using a Variety of Plants
Even though you may love one certain type of plant, using just that one can make your yard and potentially home look plain. It is best to use a variety of plants and colors to grab someone’s attention and add to the beauty of your home. Different plants bloom at different times, so research and use a variety to have more colors throughout the year. (more…)