If you’re anything like me, you’re dying for spring. I think I’m just going to go along like spring is well on it’s way, and maybe it will follow suit. Good plan?
I think so. I think it’s a really good plan.
So with that in mind, let’s go ahead and consider what kind of spring projects should top your list this year.
Whether or not you’re considering putting your home on the market, you should want that first impression to be something that people remember. The easiest way to do that is to add some curb appeal that makes your home stand out among all the neighborhood contenders.
It doesn’t have to be over the top and it doesn’t have to break the bank, but if you’re looking to make a big impact with your home this spring, the best place to start is the first place people see.
I’ve gathered some great getting started ideas for things that have a huge impact (as well as a good ROI) for those with a little bit of spring-project fever like me.
Break up your flower beds and lawn with some low-maintenance and beautiful ground cover – particularly if you’ve got spaces where a natural divide would make it easy to break up your existing landscape.
If you’ve got big areas where grass or flower beds aren’t flourishing, consider separating them, giving them some height, and filling them with ground cover and interesting pots, trees or large flowering bushes.
This is particularly good for hilly areas separated by retaining walls!
Cluster your Planters
Have you heard? Planters aren’t just for the porch anymore. Adding some well placed planters in strategic areas around your yard can have an incredible effect and aid in dividing spaces or giving visual interest. And aside from that, putting several different planters together with different types, heights and colors of plants and flowers gives so much interest to your yard! A few well placed clusters can make an enormous impact in your landscape design.
Make a new pathway to a favorite spot, or even just fancy up your flower beds with some homemade stepping stones. Favorite sayings, children;s handprints, pets paw-prints or even just stamped stones give such variety to your yard without overburdening your garden with too many lawn ornaments or overbearing structures.
If you don’t watch yourself, you can spend hundreds of dollars every year on bringing spring and summer to your yard. If you plan ahead and plant perennials, you won’t be taking all that money for something with a short life span. Plan for perennials, and then once they’re established, split them and transplant at year end – that way you can change up your garden without eating into your budget. Supplement with potted and planted annuals and make each year a new visual masterpiece!