Now that spring is officially here (finally!), you may have noticed that your front yard needs a bit of work. Winter isn’t easy on our property and homes and there’s usually a little bit of cleaning that needs to be done once it’s warm enough to get outside and do some work.
We have five tips to help you spice up your front yard this spring.
- Do a Quick Clean-Up
Chances are winter has left your front yard in a less than optimal state. Use this time to walk around your front yard with a garbage bag and pick up any debris that’s been left over. This might be old leaves, trash that was blown in, or left over from when the garbagemen picked up your recycling. Once your lawn is debris-free, you can move onto the next step.
- Figure Out What You Want to Change
Now that you can see your front yard for what it is, is there anything that you want to change? This might be a portion of your fence, your garage door, your landscaping, or more aesthetic things like your mailbox, front door handle, and porch light.
For example, if you feel that the front of your home is a little mismatched, consider going with the same style of hardware. This includes your mailbox, front door handle, porch light, and anything else you may have on the front of your home. Giving one cohesive look (like brass finishes) will instantly elevate the look of your front yard and home.
- Plan Out Your Landscaping
Whether you plan on having your front yard professionally landscaped, or you plan to do the work yourself, now is a good time to come up with a plan. Browse your local garden store and see what they have in stock that catches your eye. We recommend drawing out a rough sketch of how you would like your front yard to look, and then start writing in the names of the plants, flowers, and any other elements you choose to add. From there, you can go ahead with executing your plan (once the weather is warm enough of course!).
- Install Flower Boxes or Hooks for Hanging Flower Baskets
A cheap and easy way to decorate your front yard is to install some flower boxes on any railings you have and install hooks for hanging flower baskets. It may not be the time to purchase the flowers yet, but at least when the time comes, you’ll be ready to go!
- Get Any Necessary Home Repairs Done
Did a few shingles fly off your roof this winter? Was there a large draft coming in around your windows and doors? Do you want to upgrade to energy-efficient windows? Spring is a great time to get these things fixed up. If you’re in need of having some renovations done, click here to request a free quote from the professionals at BestCan!
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