How to Give Your Lawn a Makeover

Whether you’re selling Austin real estate or a rural townhouse, curb appeal is still important. Your home’s exterior is the first thing potential buyers will see, and they will likely formulate their first opinions based on it. As a result, how a buyer sees the rest of your home will likely be directly influenced by your home’s exterior. Due to this, it is extremely important that your home’s exterior looks attractive to potential buyers. If your lawn and yard are a mess, you are probably wondering how you can improve its appeal to potential buyers. Thankfully there are steps you can take and areas you can address to improve your home’s curb appeal. Here is how to give your lawn a makeover.


One of the best ways to improve the appearance of your home’s exterior is to properly maintain it. Although this may be a lot of work, there is a stark difference in appearance between a properly maintained lawn and a poorly maintained one. There are many steps to maintaining something like a lawn or a yard, and all must be met in order to truly look great. First, the grass around the area must be frequently cut, and you absolutely can’t let it grow extremely high. In addition, plants, flowers, and shrubs must be adequately trimmed. Finally, greenery in your lawn must be given the proper care in the form of water, fertilizer, and sunlight. You’d be surprised at just how far a little maintenance can go when it comes to improving your lawn’s appearance.

Plant Flowers

Flowers are synonymous with beauty, so it's no surprise that planting flowers can be a great way to spruce up your exterior. When flowers bloom they can be some of the prettiest natural sights in the world, something that can provide a huge boost to your home’s curb appeal. As such, if you want to add some beauty to your lawn then you’re going to want to plant some flowers. However, decorating your lawn with flowers isn’t just as simple as sticking them in the ground. You’ll have to pick out the right kind of flower that compliments the rest of the greenery and design of your lawn. In addition, flowers require constant care in the form of water and fertilizer, so they are quite the commitment. However, the right flowers can provide a massive increase in your lawn’s attractiveness.

Place Rocks

When trying to makeover a lawn, it is all too common for people to hone in on plants and other greenery. While these are important parts of making a lawn attractive, they certainly aren’t the only way. One common way of giving a lawn a makeover is by using things such as garden rocks and other decorative items. Rocks are a great way to establish your treelines borders and can really bring out all of the greenery in your lawn. In addition, some larger rocks are pretty decorative and pretty, and as such can be used as major design pieces. When making over your lawn, it's important to not just have a tunnel vision on greenery and instead expand your options.

Use Shrubbery

While other greenery like flowers get all of the credit and attention, things like shrubbery and bushes are still quietly important to curb appeal. Just like with garden rocks and other design pieces, a correctly placed piece of shrubbery can do wonders for your lawn. Shrubbery can break up the monotony of your lawn’s design, providing something unique. In addition, most shrubbery blooms as well, oftentimes just as beautifully as flowers do. A great lawn has a great mixture of greenery, all working well together and creating a beautiful design, something shrubbery can greatly help with.

Posted in Homeowners on Mar 21, 2020


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