Spring brings warm sunshine that motivates people to get outdoors. It's the perfect time to buy or sell a home and make that move you've been dreaming about. If you're considering a change this spring, our REALTORS® at Haring Realty can help you with selling your existing home, as well as searching for Mansfield and Ashland homes for sale that fit your lifestyle and financial goals.
Whether you're a buyer or a seller, one thing that's important to any home is great curb appeal. That means having a front yard that's picture-perfect with a well-maintained landscape. With spring just around the corner, it's time to give your front yard a makeover that deserves attention.
- Lush Green Grass
Winter can leave your lawn with patches of missing grass, weeds, and pests. With a little effort, you can fix a lackluster landscape and give your front yard a whole new look. Building a lush, green lawn starts with getting rid of weeds, then adding new turf or grass seed and good fertilizer. Water lightly each day until the grass is about 2-3 inches high, then mow the lawn weekly or bi-weekly on a regular schedule.
- Trees and Shrubs
Although growth slows down during the winter, trees and shrubs may need a trim by early spring. When warm weather arrives, you'll notice lots of new green growth that can quickly get out of hand if you don't pay attention. Take time to prune trees, cut off dead growth, trim shrubs, and hedges, and get rid of any fallen debris that makes your front yard look neglected.
- Flower Gardens
In early Spring, it's time to add some colorful flowers and plants to your front yard. Flower gardens filled with beds of brightly colored flowers add stunning curb appeal to any home. You can find many flowers that grow from seed, bulbs, or small plants at any local nursery. Creating special flower gardens, beds around trees and shrubs, or walkways lined with colorful blooms will give your front yard a lot of well-deserved admirers.
- Walkways and Pathways
Building a new walkway or pathway in your front yard creates an inviting entrance that welcomes guests to your home. If your driveway is adjacent to your house, connect it to a beautiful walkway that leads to your front door. Choose a strong, durable material like stone, brick, or concrete pavers that complement the style of your home, then line it with beautiful plants and flowers for maximum curb appeal.
If you live on a busy street, building an ornamental fence will add some privacy to your property and some extra curb appeal to your home. You can choose to build a low height structure of 3-4 feet that doesn't block your view to the street or a higher structure of 5-6 feet that gives you complete privacy. With various materials to choose such as wood, resin, ornamental ironstone, and rock, it's easy to find the right aesthetic look for your home.
- Exterior Lighting
No home is appealing after dark without exterior lighting that showcases the front yard. At your local home improvement store, you can find a variety of solar or wired pathway lights, spotlights, up lights, and downlights in numerous finishes to accent landscape features. For a minimal expense, you can light up your front yard and add visual appeal to your home.
For more information on buying or selling a home, contact us at Haring Realty today. We can help with all of your property needs.