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Enhance Curb Appeal with a Colorful Garden Plan

Curb appeal can be achieved with front yard spaces that have a strong and balanced visual aesthetic. However, the most important thing to keep in mind is that your colorful garden plan enhances your home’s curb appeal for your own enjoyment.

Here are some ideas for creating a colorful landscape design for your Colorado lawn.

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Plant the curb. If you’re an urban dweller, take advantage of the parking strip – the area between the curb and the sidewalk. Planting this area with colorful flowers can transform a traditionally boring stretch of land. Once you’ve made an effort in this oft-neglected space, your neighbors may follow suit. We recommend planting drought-tolerant plants spaced with rock or mulch, so water requirements will be minimal to none.

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Upgrade your mailbox. Make your mailbox a lush and cheerful focal point. Remove a circle of lawn surrounding the mailbox post and replace it with interesting groundcover, climbing flowers and flowering plants of different heights. Just make sure you prune your climbers regularly, so they don’t interfere with mail delivery.

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Integrate pavers. Pavers can be used for walkways, borders, steps and porches. Select attractive pavers in a color that complements your architecture. Consider planting grass seed or groundcover in between pavers spaced at wider intervals to add interest and minimize water consumption.

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Think foliage, as well as flowers. Flowers get the bulk of the credit when it comes to colorful landscapes. But leaves can be equally effective at lending texture and color to your front yard landscape. Take a stroll around a nursery or botanical garden and analyze the shapes, patterns and colors (ranging from greens and yellows to reds and purples) found in plant leaves alone. Then, choose some favorites to add to your landscape.

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Be bold. If you want a pop of color, grow some bright and contrasting plants in the same plant beds. Or, introduce an explosion of color around your main walk way and porch, and let the colors fade from there.

Contact Lifescape Colorado to design your front yard garden or to maintain your landscape, so it remains interesting and colorful all year long.

Tips for Landscaping Your Home for Selling

Enhancing curb appeal is the outdoor equivalent of staging a home. In fact, The National Association of Realtors found that 71 percent of homebuyers find curb appeal to be very important.

Here are a few tips for designing a front yard landscape that will lead buyers happily to your door.

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Maintain what you have. If your yard is already landscaped, maintain it on a regular basis. Overgrown lawns and piles of leaves are unattractive and remind buyers of all the yard work that needs to be done. A well-groomed yard looks great and won’t conjure a single thought about weekend chores. If you aren’t able to do the work yourself, or the house is currently vacant, invest in a professional landscaper to keep it up week after week.

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Think low-maintenance. Not only will a low-maintenance landscape help you in the long run, but it will also be a wonderful selling point for your real estate agent to boast about. A water-wise garden design filled with native plants and shrubs is the way to go.

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Create a budget. If you need to create your landscape from scratch, determine your budget, and then stick to it. Remember that you’re selling your home, so while curb appeal is important, you don’t want to create your ultimate dream landscape.

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Strategic planting. The overall goal is to design a welcoming landscape. It should be cheerful and lead the eye right up to your front door. Choose colorful flowers and plant them strategically around your mailbox, at the corners of planters and walkways, flanking the front porch, etc. If you have a hard time selecting plants on your own, consult with a landscape professional or use an online resource to help plan your layout.

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How about those containers? Consider using container gardening and your investment will payoff two-fold. Not only do containers enhance curb appeal, they can be taken with you when you move or after the house sells.

Getting ready to sell your home? Contact the Colorado landscape design professionals at Lifescape Colorado to landscape your home for your big sale.