Asked on Mar 29, 2020

Curb appearance

Becky at Flipping the FlipAgnes ChrzanowskaJuliette
+20

Answered

Help with improving the looks of my cu4b appearance

14 answers
  • Scarlet Paolicchi
    on Mar 29, 2020

    Colorful shrubs or flowers in the beds in front of your house would make a big difference.

  • Nan W.
    on Mar 29, 2020

    Pam: after the quarantine...head to the clearance section of Lowe's garden center. You'll be able to find shrubbery at great prices!


    Keep to the same variety -- if you want a clean, orderly look!

  • Tinyshoes
    on Mar 29, 2020

    Pam...l agree with shrubs that bloom...you can also use pot with blooming flowers. Good luck

  • Annie
    on Mar 29, 2020

    Hi Pam, some climbing roses or other climbing vines would look lovely going up your porch posts. Maybe Jasmine, if you are in an area it will grow. It smells wonderful too!

  • Rymea
    on Mar 29, 2020

    That is a huge area. If you want to tackle it a little at a time start adding the taller shrubs at the back and mulch the rest. If you do a rock mulch be sure to first put down some landscape cloth. Otherwise the rocks will work there way down into the soil. You will never get them out and they will make digging nearly impossible. Same for rubber, landscape fabric first.

  • Beautiful home! I would start with a low evergreen hedge of some sort along the porch and then layer some perennials in front of them. I would choose perennials that flower at different times of the season so you have color from April to October. The hedge will stay green all year and the perennials will come back each year on their own.

  • Betsy
    on Mar 29, 2020

    Hi Pam: Check this site:


    https://www.google.com/search?q=front+yard+landscaping+ideas&tbm=isch&source=univ&client=firefox-b-1-d&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwjK-4znvsDoAhVMRa0KHR5gC30QsAR6BAgJEAE&biw=1366&bih=613


    Click on a picture you like, it will come up on the right, then click on the bigger picture and you will see some directions or more ideas.


    Good luck

  • Lynn Sorrell
    on Mar 30, 2020

    you can never plant enuf flowers plant ones native/natural to your area/location,they are easier to care for and draws bees,birds and more and will last forever

  • Hi Pam - Your home is beautiful! You can add some evergreen shrubs, and maybe even a seating area with some Adirondak chairs. Good luck with the project! Hugs, Holly

  • Add flower boxes on the railings and some garden areas on the grass

  • Janice
    on Mar 30, 2020

    Why not contact your local County Extension Agent's office? They will have information about trees, shrubs, and perennials that grow well in your area in both sun and shade. They may even test your soil for you or provide a contact so you can learn what soil amendments may be needed for the plants you eventually select. Some slow growing small pine shrubs would be nice to provide color year round. Depending on where you areand if they would thrive ferns haning from your porch would certainly add to your home's curb appeal. Maybe draw a sketch, make a plan, and after research info revise the plan and start the actual project of purchasing and planting. You have a beautiful home, now it just needs a few more touches.

  • Juliette
    on Mar 30, 2020

    Porch swing

  • Agnes Chrzanowska
    on Apr 1, 2020

    What zone are you in ? I would for sure mix some evergreens with seasonal so your landscape look good all year round

  • Plants, flowers, shrubs, maybe a rock garden, and trees. Different levels of planting areas. Painting the railings. Use the search bar at the top left for curb appeal inspiration.

Your comment...