Curb appeal. You’ve certainly heard this phrase before, and you probably know its general meaning—how attractive a home or property is when viewed from the street—but do you know how to achieve it? While it may seem simple, there are actually some very common curb appeal mistakes that you may be making without even realizing.
That’s where we come in. At Redline Landscapes, we help our NW Atlanta clients put their best foot forward with beautiful residential and commercial landscaping. Keep reading to learn the curb appeal mistakes to avoid, and contact us if you’re interested in a free lawn care or landscaping estimate.
Curb Appeal DON’Ts
Overgrown grass, weeds, and vines may not seem bad to you—after all, grass can be mowed, weeds can be killed—but to others, they make a property seem neglected and shabby. Keeping your landscaping maintained is one of the best ways to improve curb appeal, and it’s easy to do with our affordable lawn maintenance services.
Cluttered Yard and Driveway
This is one of the most common curb appeal mistakes, but fortunately, it’s also one of the easiest to fix! Clean up and put away kids’ toys, bikes, sports equipment, gardening tools, and any other clutter that doesn’t belong in the yard.
If you’re having your home photographed to list with a Realtor, you should even move your vehicles out of the driveway or park them inside the garage. Cars in the driveway indicate to visitors that your home doesn’t have enough storage and that your belongings have spilled over into the garage, making it unusable for parking.
“Out There” Yard Decor
Whether it’s an army of gnomes or a flock of flamingos, you should keep your yard decor to a minimum if you’re trying to improve curb appeal. Limit the number of decor items, and make sure that anything on display is well-maintained and in good condition.
Poorly-Pruned Trees and Shrubs
Mature plantings can add major appeal to any property, as long as they’re properly maintained. Unfortunately, many lawn care companies have no idea how to properly prune ornamental trees and shrubs, leading to ugly, stunted forms that take away from the landscaping instead of enhancing it.
We can help you keep your crepe myrtles, hydrangeas, dogwoods, vitex, hedges, evergreens, perennial grasses, and other landscape plantings looking their best with our shrub and tree pruning services. With regular, knowledgeable care, they’ll look better and grow even healthier than before.
The whole point of curb appeal is to make your home or business look inviting, whether you’re trying to entice prospective buyers, lure in customers, or just show off your beautiful home. Go out and take a look at your house from the street. Approach the front door as a guest would. You may notice things that you haven’t before, like low-hanging branches that make it hard to navigate the walkway, or broken paving that could be a tripping hazard.
We’d love to help you bring out the full potential of your residential or commercial property’s curb appeal, so give us a call today at 404-448-3372.