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Landscaping: 4 Tips to Instantly Improve Your Yard’s Curb Appeal

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“Lush landscaping, that’s what sells [houses]. You spend money on trees, and you get it back triple.” –Charlie Munger

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The name Charlie Munger may not ring any bells with you, but you’ve probably heard of his business partner, Warren Buffett. Together, they have been making billions of dollars since just about the dawn of time. A little known fact is that Munger made his first million in real estate.

When you buy a house to fix up, you are usually looking at the inside. I drool over the 1970’s and 1980’s kitchens. I don’t think there was an uglier time for interior decorating, and I am oh-so-happy to rip out the old and bring in the new.

My own house was an absolute disaster. The inside was ugly, but the outside was even worse! Horribly overgrown (and some even outright dead) trees and shrubs, patchy scrubby grass and–pièce de résistance–lava rocks. Not the cooler, black-colored lava rocks, the ugly red ones.

Here are a few tried-and-true, easy landscaping ideas that can dramatically alter your home’s appearance.

Landscaping: 4 Tips to Instantly Improve Your Yard’s Curb Appeal

Make a Landscaping Plan

I wanted to keep a unified look in my yard, so I decided on a color scheme–pink and purple because I have two daughters. I went to the lawn and garden department of the big box home improvement stores and found a lot of plants to fit my theme.

Related: 8 Expert Tips for Renovating the Exteriors of Your Buy & Holds

Go Vertical

My yard is about 2-1/2 feet above the sidewalk and surrounded by a rock-and-cement wall, which is actually prettier than it sounds. But once I cut away all the dead, dying and overgrown original landscaping  (much of which couldn’t be saved because they were Junipers that cannot be trimmed), I was left with a fairly bare canvas. I wanted to keep some grass, but not very much.

I outlined the front yard with a wavy-edged border to keep it interesting. Next, I added height by filling in the border with mounds of dirt. I covered the whole thing with landscape fabric to try and keep out the weeds, then I placed all my newly purchased plants around the yard to make sure I liked how it looked before I dug holes in the wrong spot.

Use Lots of Color

I live in Colorado. A common misconception about Colorado is that it snows all the time. We are actually a high desert, which means very little precipitation. In order to conserve water, I xeriscaped my property—landscaping that uses little or no water.

I was not very excited to do this at first. I thought I would be stuck with unattractive brown grasses and other plants without flowers, but I found some gorgeous greenery for my yard that is absolutely blooming with color.

My favorite is the Salvia. It bushes out with vivid green leaves and tall stalks of violet flowers. The plants attract bees and hummingbirds to make your yard positively hum.

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Another favorite are Snapdragons. They come in almost any color you could imagine and produce copious amounts of blooms.

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Imagine my surprise when I found a purple ornamental grass called Purple Fountain Grass. Of course I bought them, but instead of just winging it, I actually read the instructions for planting them. The teeny plants I bought said to plant them 3 feet apart. I did, but thought they looked silly spaced so far out. I’m really glad I followed directions because these guys got HUGE by the middle of the season!

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Perennial Favorites and Other Tips

Another thing to think about is how much time you want to spend digging in the dirt every year. While I enjoyed making my yard look great, I was ecstatic when I was finished. I certainly didn’t want to do this amount of work every year. I purchased mostly perennials–plants that come back year after year. I do supplement with annuals  (the ones you have to plant every spring), but my yard is mostly filled with plants I only have to plant one time.

Find plants that do well in your neck of the woods. Advice is only as far as a Google search away. Most state universities have extension programs to help guide you to native plants.

Related: 6 Clever Ways for House Flippers to Save Big on Remodeling Supplies

If you want to save even more money, start a bit earlier in the season from seed. Seed packs are far less expensive than plants.

Walk around your neighborhood for ideas. I am not a landscape designer, and I am new to the area. My family takes nightly walks through the neighborhood, and we brought our cameras with us to take pictures of favorite plants. A quick consult with the local nursery told us about the plants and their water needs and matched them up with our general landscape design. The results speak for themselves.

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Our Yard Looks Great, Now How About You?

My house is located in the middle of my street. We have been extensively remodeling it for the last two years. People walk down my street all the time and whenever I am out, I am showered with compliments about the house in general and the landscaping specifically.

I only spent about $700 to landscape the whole property, but I have easily added three times that in value.

[Editor’s Note: We are republishing this article to help out our newer readers.]

What is your favorite plant to add to your landscape? What landscaping tips would you add?

Leave your comments below!

Mindy Jensen has been buying and selling homes for almost 20 years. She buys houses, moves in, makes them beautiful, sells them, and starts the process all over again. She is a licensed real estate agent in Colorado, author of How to Sell Your Home, and the community manager for BiggerPockets.com, where she helps new and experienced investors learn the proper ways to invest in real estate to grow their wealth. Mindy is an alumnus of the School of Hard Knocks and will happily share her experiences with anyone who asks. When you can get her to stop talking about real estate, you can find her on her bike or adventuring in the beautiful mountains of Colorado.

    Tom Keith Investor from Longview, Texas
    Replied about 4 years ago
    Great ideas Mindy, Love the design and plants perfectly done.
    Mindy Jensen BiggerPockets Community Manager from Longmont, CO
    Replied about 4 years ago
    Thanks so much, Tom. It was a lot of work over probably the hottest week of last summer. I’m so glad it is done!
    Julie Anderson from Lynnwood, Washington
    Replied about 2 years ago
    Hi Mindy, I enjoy you on all the podcasts, my landscape advice, plant your trees first off, they grow slowly, away from your house, think roots. Second, plant half as many plants as you think, they grow fast, fill in with annuals, I love snapdragons too. My favorite perineal is hydrangea, they come in many colors, and are hardy. I live in western Wa
    Mindy Jensen BiggerPockets Community Manager from Longmont, CO
    Replied about 2 years ago
    Thank you for your kind words, Julie. This is excellent advice about tree roots. When I bought my current home, there were lots of mature trees – growing right into the sewer line and backing up the works. So they all had to go, which made me horribly sad.
    Cordell M. Investor from Narvon, Pennsylvania
    Replied about 4 years ago
    Good article, thanks! I live in PA so results may vary but… -I like wavy petunias as an annual…fairly hardy, covers ground quickly and makes a cheap/nice hanging basket -Ferns and hastas for shady spots that need cover – plant once -bulbs like tulip, daffodils and the hastas or cedum sync up nicely in the spring – as the tulips die, the other plants are breaking ground…only plant them once -Miracle-Gro potting soil works well all season, no need to fertilize extra…plant once… –
    Mindy Jensen BiggerPockets Community Manager from Longmont, CO
    Replied about 4 years ago
    I add wavy petunias to my plant pots, but they don’t come back every year, unfortunately. They do look great, while they last, though. And they fill in quickly. Hosta’s are awesome, but I have a very sunny yard so they don’t do well here, but they are wonderful big bushy plants for shady spots. Thanks for reading, Cordell.
    Steven Donovan Rental Property Investor from Miami, FL
    Replied about 4 years ago
    I purchased mostly perennials — plants that come back year after year. I’m 100% with you on this one, I want my landscaping to look great, but not be constant maintenance. The purple/blues are a fan favorite at our rental.
    Ted Spencer McAfee from Rockwall, Texas
    Replied about 4 years ago
    Mindy, loved your article. Short and to the point with lots of good info to apply — okay: Snapdragons and Salvia…. will be planning them this weekend to test them out!! Thanks!
    Mindy Jensen BiggerPockets Community Manager from Longmont, CO
    Replied almost 4 years ago
    So how did your snapdragons and salvia fare in the yard? Reply Report comment
    Mindy Jensen BiggerPockets Community Manager from Longmont, CO
    Replied almost 4 years ago
    So how did your snapdragons and salvia fare in the yard?
    Rachelle Reeves
    Replied almost 4 years ago
    Thanks for the tips! I\’m helping my dad landscape our front yard, so I\’ll show him this article. I definitely want to add a lot of color and a variety of different plants. Do you have any advice for removing a large tree?
    Rachelle Reeves
    Replied almost 4 years ago
    Thanks for the tips! I\’m helping my dad landscape our front yard, so I\’ll show him this article. I definitely want to add a lot of color and a variety of different plants. Do you have any advice for removing a large tree?
    Mindy Jensen BiggerPockets Community Manager from Longmont, CO
    Replied almost 4 years ago
    Removing a large tree can be tricky. If it is REALLY large, I would leave it to professionals – there are just too many things that can get complicated – especially if it is close to a house.
    Natalie Darcy
    Replied almost 4 years ago
    I have been redoing some landscaping in my yard, and it has been difficult to feel confident about decisions when I don\’t have much experience in this area. Thank you for your advice about going vertical! I hadn\’t considered this before, but I can definitely see how it would make it more picturesque. I really appreciate your detailed advice and direction on this particular subject! Reply Report comment
    Natalie Darcy
    Replied almost 4 years ago
    I have been redoing some landscaping in my yard, and it has been difficult to feel confident about decisions when I don\’t have much experience in this area. Thank you for your advice about going vertical! I hadn\’t considered this before, but I can definitely see how it would make it more picturesque. I really appreciate your detailed advice and direction on this particular subject!
    Mindy Jensen BiggerPockets Community Manager from Longmont, CO
    Replied almost 4 years ago
    Thanks, Natalie! Send me some pictures when you are done. And remember, perennials come back every year, annuals have to be planted every year.
    Brandon Roberts
    Replied almost 4 years ago
    I have always thought that yards with a big variety of color look amazing. It really shows the time and effort they put into making their yard look good. I was planning on redoing my yard this week. So I will definitely keep in mind how important it is to use different colors.
    Mindy Jensen BiggerPockets Community Manager from Longmont, CO
    Replied almost 4 years ago
    Thanks for reading Brandon. I would love to see pictures when you are done!
    Mindy Jensen BiggerPockets Community Manager from Longmont, CO
    Replied almost 4 years ago
    Thanks for reading Brandon. I would love to see pictures when you are done!
    Caleb Hart
    Replied almost 4 years ago
    I would love to have my yard look like the pictures on this article. Maybe I should make some phone calls to some pros and ask for some help. I\’ve never done landscaping before, so I need to make sure I do it right.
    Mindy Jensen BiggerPockets Community Manager from Longmont, CO
    Replied almost 4 years ago
    Thanks for your kind words, Caleb. Those pictures at the bottom of the article are of my front yard. I am very much a DIY gal, and this was my first all-by-myself landscaping project. After I built up the dirt mounds around the edge of the yard, and covered them with landscaping fabric to help block the weeds, I placed the plants around the yard – still in their pots – to get a feel for how it would look before I dug the holes. I rearranged the pots I didn’t like, and once I felt the yard looked good, I started digging holes. Each plant should come with directions on how deep to dig the hole, how large it grows and how far apart to space the plants. I think you can do it!
    Callie Marie
    Replied almost 4 years ago
    I think that picking a color scheme when planning your landscaping is a great idea. The past few seasons, I have just planted what ever flowers and shrubs I liked, but now my garden is all mismatched and uneven. This year, I plan on sticking to shades of purple and sage green. The uniform look of the plants should really make a nice border around my yard.
    Mindy Jensen BiggerPockets Community Manager from Longmont, CO
    Replied almost 4 years ago
    Thanks for reading, Callie. I love the color scheme idea. It provides uniformity, so I can choose whatever type of flower/plant I want, knowing it will look good. Reply Report comment
    Mindy Jensen BiggerPockets Community Manager from Longmont, CO
    Replied almost 4 years ago
    Thanks for reading, Callie. I love the color scheme idea. It provides uniformity, so I can choose whatever type of flower/plant I want, knowing it will look good.
    Callie Marie
    Replied almost 4 years ago
    I think that picking a color scheme when planning your landscaping is a great idea. The past few seasons, I have just planted what ever flowers and shrubs I liked, but now my garden is all mismatched and uneven. This year, I plan on sticking to shades of purple and sage green. The uniform look of the plants should really make a nice border around my yard. Reply Report comment
    Callie Marie
    Replied almost 4 years ago
    I think that picking a color scheme when planning your landscaping is a great idea. The past few seasons, I have just planted what ever flowers and shrubs I liked, but now my garden is all mismatched and uneven. This year, I plan on sticking to shades of purple and sage green. The uniform look of the plants should really make a nice border around my yard. Reply Report comment
    Olivia Sherwin
    Replied almost 4 years ago
    These are some great tips, and I love your advice to use a lot of color. My garden is a little bit drab, dominated by lots of shrubs and bushes, so I’ve been wanting to do something to make it pop. I’ll definitely look into planting some snapdragons, because I love the look and colors of those. Thanks for the great post! Reply Report comment
    Olivia Sherwin
    Replied almost 4 years ago
    These are some great tips, and I love your advice to use a lot of color. My garden is a little bit drab, dominated by lots of shrubs and bushes, so I’ve been wanting to do something to make it pop. I’ll definitely look into planting some snapdragons, because I love the look and colors of those. Thanks for the great post!
    Mindy Jensen BiggerPockets Community Manager from Longmont, CO
    Replied almost 4 years ago
    Thanks for reading, Olivia.
    Olivia Sherwin
    Replied almost 4 years ago
    These are some great tips, and I love your advice to use a lot of color. My garden is a little bit drab, dominated by lots of shrubs and bushes, so I’ve been wanting to do something to make it pop. I’ll definitely look into planting some snapdragons, because I love the look and colors of those. Thanks for the great post! Reply Report comment
    Rural Landscaping
    Replied almost 4 years ago
    Excellent tips. This blog post is just what I’ve been looking for. Thanks for sharing these practical landscaping tips for all of us. Keep it up.
    Drew
    Replied almost 4 years ago
    Great ideas for landscaping your property. Colors are the best way to brighten up your yard and add some flavor. Thanks for the great tips.
    Drew
    Replied almost 4 years ago
    Great ideas for landscaping your property. Colors are the best way to brighten up your yard and add some flavor. Thanks for the great tips.
    Ashley Smith
    Replied almost 4 years ago
    The yard in the first picture looks so great! I really like how the pink flower bed is shaped. I spent a lot of my summer trying to landscape, but my yard doesn\’t look nearly as lush as this one. Maybe if I added more color by expanding the garden, my yard could look like this picture. Reply Report comment
    Ashley Smith
    Replied almost 4 years ago
    The yard in the first picture looks so great! I really like how the pink flower bed is shaped. I spent a lot of my summer trying to landscape, but my yard doesn\’t look nearly as lush as this one. Maybe if I added more color by expanding the garden, my yard could look like this picture.
    Mindy Jensen BiggerPockets Community Manager from Longmont, CO
    Replied almost 4 years ago
    Ashley, I have found that practice makes perfect. Those look like petunias, which are great in sunny spots. Impatiens are awesome for shade, although they require more water than I like. They make a great shaped hedge as well.
    Michael Lee
    Replied almost 4 years ago
    My wife really likes sunflowers, but I have told her how hard they are to keep up with, what are some flower suggestions with bright yellow colors instead of sunflowers? Also, thank you so much for taking the time to post these landscaping tips, I am from Utah originally and we take pride in our yards!
    Mindy Jensen BiggerPockets Community Manager from Longmont, CO
    Replied almost 4 years ago
    Black-eyed susans are almost a weed so they’ll grow anywhere. They look like baby sunflowers. I had some success with giant sunflowers in my front yard. I just planted them and did nothing. They had very thick stalks that supported themselves. Snapdragons also come in yellow…
    Mindy Jensen BiggerPockets Community Manager from Longmont, CO
    Replied almost 4 years ago
    Black-eyed susans are almost a weed so they’ll grow anywhere. They look like baby sunflowers. I had some success with giant sunflowers in my front yard. I just planted them and did nothing. They had very thick stalks that supported themselves. Snapdragons also come in yellow…
    James Rod
    Replied almost 4 years ago
    I\’m not the best at landscaping, I can admit it. So, I appreciate articles like this which can help me get started and point me in a good direction. I like what your tip to use a lot of color. I\’ll look more into that Salvia plant and see if we can put it into our yard.
    Mindy Jensen BiggerPockets Community Manager from Longmont, CO
    Replied over 3 years ago
    James, the salvia plant looks gorgeous when it blooms. Bright purple against brilliant green leaves. Good luck!
    Mindy Jensen BiggerPockets Community Manager from Longmont, CO
    Replied over 3 years ago
    James, the salvia plant looks gorgeous when it blooms. Bright purple against brilliant green leaves. Good luck!
    Wendy Cartright
    Replied almost 4 years ago
    These are great landscaping tips! Your yard looks so beautiful. I really liked your idea to add tons of color. My husband and I are selling our house, so we want to do everything we can to make our yard look perfect.
    Mindy Jensen BiggerPockets Community Manager from Longmont, CO
    Replied over 3 years ago
    Thanks Wendy. Adding landscaping adds so much value, for so little out of pocket expense.
    Mindy Jensen BiggerPockets Community Manager from Longmont, CO
    Replied over 3 years ago
    Thanks Wendy. Adding landscaping adds so much value, for so little out of pocket expense.
    Lauren Woodley
    Replied almost 4 years ago
    I really, really liked the tip you give to go vertical with landscape design. You talk about how it can be beneficial to add height to your flower beds, which is something that I had never thought about before. Since I don’t have a big yard to begin with, I think that taking into consideration this suggestion I could add a lot of design to my yard by going vertical and increasing the aesthetics and value of my home. Thank you for sharing!
    Mindy Jensen BiggerPockets Community Manager from Longmont, CO
    Replied over 3 years ago
    That actually was my husband’s idea, and it turned out so great!
    Mark Stone
    Replied almost 4 years ago
    Thanks for sharing these amazing tips using which one can add a new appeal to his/her yard. I like your idea of using lots of color the most.
    Mindy Jensen BiggerPockets Community Manager from Longmont, CO
    Replied over 3 years ago
    The color really makes the yard stand out. Using similar colors or choosing a color scheme brings it all together. Thanks for reading.
    Stephen Adams
    Replied over 3 years ago
    Great tips. I love your take on colors. I was worried about having too much color, but it seems like that won\’t be a problem. I want to plant different colored rose bushes along my east fence. Thanks for the article.
    Mindy Jensen BiggerPockets Community Manager from Longmont, CO
    Replied over 3 years ago
    I love color. Think of it two ways, either use the same color with different plants for variety, or use different colors of the same plant for variety. Reply Report comment
    Mindy Jensen BiggerPockets Community Manager from Longmont, CO
    Replied over 3 years ago
    I love color. Think of it two ways, either use the same color with different plants for variety, or use different colors of the same plant for variety.
    Mindy Jensen BiggerPockets Community Manager from Longmont, CO
    Replied over 3 years ago
    I love lilacs! We had to cut all our bushes down at our new house because they have become overgrown and were too close to the house. So sad. I don’t know how to battle little black bugs, I haven’t had to deal with that. I’d ask at the local garden center – they’ll know how to handle the bugs in your area. Good luck!
    Brooke Joseph
    Replied over 3 years ago
    It is interesting that you found plants that were colorful, but still well suited to the desert environment. I live in a similar area, and I always find colorful flowers that need a lot of water. This next year, I’d like to remedy that, so I really appreciate your suggestions of plants that have color and don’t require tropical amounts of water. I will be looking into all of your tips, thank you!
    Ian Johanson
    Replied over 3 years ago
    Your yard does look great. I only hope that I can make similar progress with my yard. One thing I hadn\’t thought of was coming up with a plan before I began landscaping. My plan was just \”do landscaping.\” I\’ll try to follow in your footsteps and come up with a color scheme etc. before I do anything, thanks.
    Logan Murphy
    Replied over 3 years ago
    I like your landscaping ideas! especially the idea of using a lot of color. We just put some new kerbing in to our yard to create some garden areas. I think if we add some flowers and bushes it will be a great addition to our yard. Thanks for the great advice.
    Mindy Jensen BiggerPockets Community Manager from Longmont, CO
    Replied over 3 years ago
    Thanks for reading, Logan. Good luck with your landscaping projects!
    Bennett Fischer
    Replied over 3 years ago
    My wife and I are wanting to move soon, so we’d like to increase the curb appeal of our home. The problem is is that we aren’t sure how to do this. That being said, I really appreciate you giving me some insight about this and letting me know of some ways I can best increase the curb appeal of my home. I’ll be sure to follow your insight and see how that helps. Thanks a ton for your help.
    Mindy Jensen BiggerPockets Community Manager from Longmont, CO
    Replied over 3 years ago
    If you are trying to sell during the cold winter months, even just fresh mulch when the snow melts can help a lot.
    Adam Bockler
    Replied over 3 years ago
    That before and after picture with the upgraded landscape really helps to prove your point. I grew up in the Northwest, and it was a temperate rain forest. You could do a lot with plants to help improve your landscape and home appeal. My current home could certainly use some help in this department…
    Mindy Jensen BiggerPockets Community Manager from Longmont, CO
    Replied over 3 years ago
    Thanks, Adam. The difference between before and after is astonishing! It doesn’t look like the same house, and anytime I am outside and someone walks by, they comment on how much of a change we have made to it. Thanks for reading!
    Adam Bockler
    Replied over 3 years ago
    That before and after picture with the upgraded landscape really helps to prove your point. I grew up in the Northwest, and it was a temperate rain forest. You could do a lot with plants to help improve your landscape and home appeal. My current home could certainly use some help in this department…
    Michele
    Replied over 3 years ago
    Hey Mindy, I did not realize this was from you!!! Scrolling down through the article, I thought to myself, that house sure looks familiar!!!! Yes, it did look wonderful last grow season…keep up the beautiful, but hard work. Great tips!! MJ
    Jorge McMillan
    Replied over 3 years ago
    My wife and I are trying to figure out how to make our yard look better. We are first time yard owners so we are pretty stupid when it comes to understanding what works and what doesn’t. This helped a ton and I hope that we can make a good plan on what we hope our yard to look like.
    Jorge McMillan
    Replied over 3 years ago
    My wife and I are trying to figure out how to make our yard look better. We are first time yard owners so we are pretty stupid when it comes to understanding what works and what doesn’t. This helped a ton and I hope that we can make a good plan on what we hope our yard to look like. Reply Report comment
    Jorge McMillan
    Replied over 3 years ago
    My wife and I are trying to figure out how to make our yard look better. We are first time yard owners so we are pretty stupid when it comes to understanding what works and what doesn’t. This helped a ton and I hope that we can make a good plan on what we hope our yard to look like.
    Drew
    Replied over 3 years ago
    Sometimes, just adding a few splashes of color can totally transform your yard. Good advice there. Even poorly placed plants look good when your backyard looks like a rainbow.
    Drew
    Replied over 3 years ago
    Sometimes, just adding a few splashes of color can totally transform your yard. Good advice there. Even poorly placed plants look good when your backyard looks like a rainbow. Reply Report comment
    Lillian Moore
    Replied about 3 years ago
    Thanks for the article! I was surprised that you suggest to go vertical with the landscaping. Having the color and plants show at eye level is actually a really great idea. I, too, have my yard surrounded by a cement rock border to stop the yard from sloping downward. I really like all the ideas you have presented I hope to be able to apply some tips to my own yard.
    Aria Wellington
    Replied about 3 years ago
    I like your tip about using lots of colors. The Salvia flower is actually one of my favorites as well. We are looking into upping our curb appeal for the summer and I think redoing some of our landscaping would be a good start. I would love to try some different flowers and see how they look.
    Mindy Jensen BiggerPockets Community Manager from Longmont, CO
    Replied about 3 years ago
    I’d love to see pictures when you’re done! Reply Report comment
    Mindy Jensen BiggerPockets Community Manager from Longmont, CO
    Replied about 3 years ago
    I’d love to see pictures when you’re done!
    Petunia Evans
    Replied about 3 years ago
    These are some really good landscaping tips, I especially liked the idea to use lots of color. Especially because I have very few colors, and mostly just green shrubbery. I can’t wait to follow these tips and have a great yard now, thanks for the help!
    Sarah Smith
    Replied about 3 years ago
    I just moved into a new house and want to do some landscaping. Thanks for the advice about using lots of colors to bring the yard to life. Hopefully, I can find a company to help me plan and make my yard beautiful.
    Tyler
    Replied over 2 years ago
    I like the recommendation to use the vertical space to your advantage. My house is a lot higher than the road and I think that extending the yard out to be a foot or two above the sidewalk could be really nice. It’s something I’ll have to remember because I’d want to make sure the wall is strong and that it won’t collapse.
    Danni Black
    Replied over 2 years ago
    I really like your tip about using a lot of colors when it comes to increasing your curb appeal. My husband and I are going to be putting in our yard in the next few months and we really want to look into an iron fence so we will have to keep these tips in mind. Hopefully, we can find a setup that works for us, thanks for sharing!
    Sarah Smith
    Replied over 2 years ago
    I want to improve my yard curb appeal before I try to sell it this fall. I appreciate the advice about how you should use lots of colors to help brighten your yard. I would also suggest finding a garden center or landscaper to help you pick out plants so that you can get some that will thrive in your area.
    Jade Brunet
    Replied over 2 years ago
    It is good to know that one should use lots of color when it comes to landscaping. I also like what was said about the benefit of using landscaping that uses little water to conserve. My sister sought professional help with her yard and was happy to find that her input was considered as well as that of the specialist.
    Elisa Fritz
    Replied over 2 years ago
    It was so interesting to read. I really appreciate the insight here in this post and confident it\’s going to be helpful to me and many others. Thanks for sharing all the information and useful tips.
    Ridley Fitzgerald
    Replied over 2 years ago
    The landscape is super important to curb appeal. I like how you said that color is something that catches the eye. Snapdragons are one of the most beautiful flowers, in my opinion, so that is what I want to use!
    Derek Mcdoogle
    Replied over 2 years ago
    In your article, you stated that if you want to save even more money, start a bit earlier in the season from seed and seed packs are far less expensive than plants. My wife and I are wanting to add some landscaping features to our property and someone suggested that we add some flower gardens. I wonder if there are certain flowers that are native to our community that might thrive on our property.
    Alice Jones
    Replied over 2 years ago
    I loved how you incorporated pictures into your blog post! It made your descriptions of your landscaping project have life. Although you hated your lava rocks, I think added a type of rock landscape feature to your lawn would look really good!
    Larry
    Replied about 2 years ago
    I like your idea to use a wavy border. Framing has a big impact on perception. I might have to try something like that after I get a lawn service to clean up my new yard.
    Andrew Syrios Residential Real Estate Investor from Kansas City, Missouri
    Replied about 2 years ago
    It’s amazing how much a little landscaping brings a property to life. It’s essential for both selling and renting. Great tips!
    Dean Hamilton from Kaysville, Utah
    Replied about 2 years ago
    Stark difference, Mindy. Nicely done!! and great tips too
    Dean Hamilton from Kaysville, Utah
    Replied about 2 years ago
    Stark difference, Mindy. Nicely done!! and great tips too
    Dean Hamilton from Kaysville, Utah
    Replied about 2 years ago
    Stark difference, Mindy. Nicely done!! and great tips too Reply Report comment
    Kyrstin Szewczyk Investor from Seattle, Washingtin
    Replied over 1 year ago
    Thanks for the article! Another nice thing to do is go local. My yard has a lot of plants that don’t need a lot of water and you plant once but also that are mostly local, so they thrive in the climate. Seems simple but so many things are sold locally that don’t actually thrive locally.
    Marilou Ancheta from Clovis, California
    Replied 3 months ago
    These are great!
    Teagin Muller
    Replied about 1 month ago
    I like your point about staging your landscape with flowers that make your lawn pop. Keeping in mind as to whether or not to use perennials or annual flowers. I also like that you mentioned to use a lot of color to make your landscape stand out.