Whether you’re planning to sell your house or just want to impress your guests, a good first impression goes a long way. You can make a good impression with furniture and interior design, but your yard is your business card. Your home’s curb appeal is one of the first things people will notice. One of the easiest and fastest ways to boost yours is by growing a container garden.
If you’re ready, grab your shovel, and let’s dive in!
Make Sure You Pick The Right Flowers
In gardening, you do more than grow your favorite flowers. Mother Nature will do most of the work, but you still need to plan and make a few decisions.
Choose species that play well together and consider the climate in your area. Planting perennials can save you time and energy when it comes to maintaining your garden. Remember to consider colors as well—try using a color wheel to find flowers that go well together.
Managing Your Garden
Your container garden will be easier to maintain if you use medium or small planters. Large pots absorb more water, making them heavier and more difficult to move. Mulch or packing peanuts can be used as a lightweight bottom filler in containers, and fertilizer every two weeks will keep your flowers flourishing. Be careful not to overwater or underwater your pots, and lastly make sure you clean up your plants regularly so they don’t look unkempt or leggy.
Bring Your Container Garden to Life with Lighting
Films, plays, and photographs can all be enhanced by lighting. For your container garden, you can use lighting to accentuate features that will improve your curb appeal and downplay less appealing features. Use landscape lighting to mark the boundaries of a path in your yard. Just remember that your flowers and plants should take center stage, not the lamps, so set up your lighting accordingly.
Thinking Outside The Pot
The versatility of a container garden is one of the biggest advantages of using them to beautify your home. There’s nothing wrong with going crazy sometimes and thinking outside the box. Imagine how much fun it will be to turn pants, totes, and even shoes into unique and imaginative planters. We’re not expecting you to grow tulips in your brand-new Prada heels. We recommend finding a dollar store or a thrift shop near you and purchasing items there. This is a great option when selling your home close to a holiday like Halloween, to give it some festive charm.
Jazz Up Your Mailbox
There’s more to a mailbox than just function. Why not use it to enhance your curb appeal if it has the potential to draw attention from the road? Consider placing a container garden near your mailbox to create a beautiful and welcoming scene. Take into account how it can complement your flowers and plants. For example, paint your mailbox white, and surround it with vividly colored flowers to create contrast. Alternatively, you can match the color of your mailbox with the color of your house’s exterior.
Sell Your Home Fast with Re/Max Signature
Giving your home’s curb appeal a little TLC can help drive in foot traffic from potential buyers. If you are thinking of selling your home in Aspen, Woody Creek, Basalt, Carbondale, or Snowmass, we can help! Get in touch with us today to speak to one of our experts.