As the day grows closer and closer to putting a for sale sign in our front yard I have started noticing a few things. Like the siding that really needs power washed, our dirty windows that should probably be cleaned, and the landscaping that you might say I have slightly neglected. Lately the phrase curb-appeal has been going through my brain on repeat. I know we need to make every effort to set us apart and enhance the charm & character that our home has.
One of the biggest eye-sores in our front yard is a flower bed. About 4 years ago I built some beautiful, curvy, stone beds in the front of the yard. It was a labor of love that took an entire weekend but after I planted them… I let them go 😳 . A few of the plants didn’t survive the first couple of years and I never bothered to replace them. I knew a simple way to add more curb appeal to our home would be bringing new life to this very sad flower bed.
Here is our before photo. A Hydrangea bush in desperate need of some pruning and an empty, neglected bed.
To successfully transform this space, I needed to make a trip to my local Lowe’s for supplies. We loaded up the kids and made the short drive. Lowe’s is by far my favorite place to go shopping for our home improvement projects. We always find exactly what we are looking for and on this particular day it was Monrovia Plants.
I found so many options that would have been perfect but after some debating, I decided on a Highlights Arborvitae and some beautiful red Geraniums. I knew the space needed something that would grow into a decent size over the coming years and the Geraniums were the perfect addition to add a pop of color.Planting a garden? Check out #MonroviaPlants https://ooh.li/4c02c57 #ad Click To Tweet
With our plants purchased we headed home and got to work. I pruned, the girls handled clean up, and Russ did the hard work by digging our holes. This simple makeover turned into a family project and everyone pitched into to make the job easier.
I can’t believe the huge difference that 3 plants and a little bit of work made. It is nice to have things looking cared for and maintained. Small changes like this will be a huge help when we want to sell our home.Adding #CurbAppeal with a garden makeover! Check out the before and afters! #ad #MonroviaPlants Click To Tweet
Do you have a space in your yard that you have neglected?