Fabulous curb appeal can sometimes seem like a daunting task to undertake. But the benefits that come with having a beautiful house on the block are too many to ignore the task of gardening and general curb appeal maintenance. Rest assured, however, that there are simple ways to have beautiful curb appeal without breaking the bank or your back! That’s why today, we want to share some easy tips that will totally change the way you maintain your gardens this year.
So, let’s get to it!
The unpredictable weather in Michigan leaves many of us questioning when we should actually start planting our outdoor gardens and flower beds. Have you ever started your garden and then it snowed the next weekend, destroying all of your flower beds? It’s an expensive and unfortunate reality about life in the Midwest.
If you’re trying to get beautiful curb appeal this year, try starting your garden inside. Plants like morning glories make big statements outside and are super easy to start inside! Do some research online (it won’t take too long thanks to Pinterest) and find easy guides about how to start your garden inside. Then, when the weather is finally consistent and nice, go ahead and transplant your flowers outside.
We often spend a lot of time planting flowers, then totally forget which flower is which. This can be problematic because different flowers need different things. Before you start your garden make a small map of what you’re planting a where. Record small notes on your map that remind you of little things like, how much sun they need, etc. Creating these notes might mean a little more work in the beginning, but it will definitely make for an overall easier gardening experience.
Gardening can be a great opportunity to use all of those bottles and containers in your recycling bin. Instead of buying new pots consider using old tin soup and vegetable cans. You can even spray paint them to be whatever color you want! This little hack not only helps with excess waste but it also saves you a whole lot of money!
Your mailbox can often be a forgotten area of your yard. But, if you think about it, your mailbox is actually one of the first things that people see when they are visiting your house. So, when you’re planning your gardens for maximum curb appeal, don’t forget about your mailbox! Planting a small garden at the base of your mailbox can help add a little extra to your house, making it stand out from the rest of your neighborhood.
Your front porch is the halfway point between your front yard and the interior of your home. So, in the rush of preparing your flower beds, don’t forget to spend some time jazzing up your front porch, too. Hanging flowers and ferns are an easy way to add colorful curb appeal to your house without a whole lot of effort. You might also consider plants like strawberry planters that are beautiful and practical throughout the whole summer.
We hope that these small tricks help get you started in your garden this season! For more tips and tricks about first time homeownership, be sure to kepe checking out blog all May!
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