Budding and blooming spring curb appeal lawn and garden enthusiasts know the beauty and the value of curb appeal. First impressions make lasting impressions. Curb appeal traditionally is the topic of buying or selling a home conversation, but what about the value of curb appeal between the bookends? I want the ooh and aah effect of gorgeous curb appeal to impress me, the homeowner, first and foremost.
Spring motivates home improvement. The first day of spring rollout makes it official, and by the look and buzz of things around the neighborhood everything’s coming up roses, azaleas, marigolds, verbena, zinnias, impatiens, begonias, sago palms and hanging baskets of fern. We’ve got this budding and blooming spring curb appeal covered.
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Consulting the buds and blooms bible aka the LSU Ag Center Bedding Plants for Louisiana Landscapes for plant this, grow that advice confirms we are a go for grow.
Succulents make a lovely showing, and the decorative box Dave the Builder made for me a couple of years ago is the inspiration for a container garden.
Color leads the way when orchestrating palette and planting. The Barn Nursery’s Fool Proof Color Guide to Container Gardening gives color combination advice for creating beautiful color combos, height and size suggestions and recommendations for low-maintenance blooms. You can download your free copy of the guide here.
Speaking of budding and blooming spring curb appeal gorgeous DIY projects, here’s an idea for an address number wall planter from HGTV.
Difficulty is the word that springs to mind when it comes to our efforts to plant and successfully grow hydrangeas. A planting debate ensued over the recently purchased pink hydrangea.
I suspected failure would follow if we prematurely planted the hydrangea under the assumption of the “we had no winter” temperatures of late. Last week the overnight temperatures dipped into the mid 30s. I had a feeling.
This Violet Hydrangea Oilcloth Fabric from Online Fabric Store is marked oh. my. gorgeous! for outdoor pillows.
Regardless if you are sprucing up your already in place exterior features or adding new, the budding and blooming spring curb appeal is rooted in the lawn and garden details.
Painting the front door instantly adds a zip of spring spectacular color. Decorative stepping stones walk the garden path walk of function and curb appeal style. Outdoor planters have come into their own, stylishly speaking. The round copper patina cast stone pot and tan wash round rim clay planters from Home Depot deliver on all curb appeal fronts.
Making the spring curb appeal gorgeous gotta have it list is the alligator door knocker by Michael Healy Designs. Regional designs and decor accessories reflecting regional attributes impress a touch of home.
Dress up gutter bottoms while steering rain water from the downspout to the lawn with a lawn and garden decorative downspout statue.
Dave snapped a shot of the new recessed LED retrofit downlight with his cell phone. The yard and beds show winter wear and are no where near spring ready, but you get the idea. Looking at the house from the street/curb/sidewalk, the light is not as bright as it appears in the photo. It is a very pleasing choice of exterior accent lighting.
Lamp(s) on a front porch create such an inviting ambiance. Isn’t that the idea?
From season to season, garden statues benefit from a quick cleaning, paint touch up or even a color change.
Our side yard factors into the curb appeal equation. In fact, it gets more lawn and garden attention than the front yard. It has quickly become a bird bathing-bird feeding-bird watching neighborhood attraction. The DIY chandelier bird feeder sees plenty of visitors, and the fourth generation bird bath (that bird bath is older than I am) is quite the gathering place. Mama Places In The Home tends to the bird bath water (from the looks of the above photo, somebody needs to get to get to filling it up). The antics of our winged friends supplies us with hours of bird-watching entertainment.
Budding and blooming spring curb appeal goes a long way in making the right first impression. It announces style lives here.