Selling your house? Add plants for instant curb appeal
Up your curb appeal instantly with the addition of fresh flowers and foliage. Dressing up your outdoor spaces invites potential buyers into your home. It makes a great first impression and it’s easy to do. Choose plants based on the aesthetic of your home. What does this mean? Simply put, it means that you should select colors and textures that match the style of your house and existing landscape. Add splashes of color to catch some attention from the road. Use a fresh planting of flowers or foliage to liven up the area around your mailbox. Include hanging baskets to embellish your front porch or decorative planters on the patio.
Visit your local garden center and see what’s looking good right now. Keep in mind the watering needs as you won’t want to spend a ton of time on watering these guys. Spring and summer flowers are abundant, and you’ll have your choice of what to take home with you. If you’re selling late in the season, try adding some color with mums, flowering kales and cabbages and pansies. Fall is also a wonderful time for planting perennials, trees, and shrubs. Evergreen shrubs are an excellent choice to add color, texture, and height instantly!
If you are short on time, find annuals that are in bloom and pot them up into containers. Containers can be packed full of plants for a full mature look in minutes. You can save time and effort by going with a combination planter that is already put together.