Taking the Guesswork out of Curb Appeal
It’s true what they say: first impressions matter. This applies to your home too. Landscaping and yards are not included in a home inspection, but they do make a difference in the appearance of a home. Whether you’re selling, buying or want to spruce up your existing home, here are some great ways to boost your home’s curb appeal, shared with us by Torrison Stone.
- Landscape Design – Adding new shrubs, trees or perennials can instantly add life to your front landscape, especially if you incorporate a healthy mix of texture, features and seasonal interest. Low maintenance and deer resistant varieties will offer longevity. Also, don’t be afraid to prune existing shrubs or remove plants that have become to overgrown for pruning. Size and proportion are important; the plantings should accentuate the facade of the house rather than hide it.
- Stone – Incorporating stone elements in the design adds texture and a distinguished look – a new walkway, a cobblestone apron at the end of the driveway, a light post, or even stone veneer on the foundation or siding.
- Mulching and Edging – Freshly mulched beds with crisp edges are such a great way to bring your landscape back to life and enhance existing plantings. Weeding is also a must for keeping garden beds fresh.
- Creative Extras – Power washing removes environmental debris, mold and moss from siding, walkways, steps and patios. It is a quick and easy fix that will instantly brighten up your outdoor spaces. Another consideration is accent lighting. Illuminating the front of a home and specimen plantings in the landscape will ensure 24-hour interest and add a sophisticated touch.
For nearly 20 years, Torrison Stone & Garden has helped customers with all their landscape design projects from planting annuals to full outdoor living hardscapes. Our experienced project managers, along with our network of member businesses, are consistently creating solutions for boosting curb appeal in clients’ homes across the state of CT. Visit us at www.torrisonstone.com or call today 860-349-0119 to schedule a free consultation.