Have you ever heard the saying, first impressions matter? We believe that this is the case when it comes to our homes! In this blog, we look at how to enhance your house’s curb appeal and overall attractiveness.
Creating a tidy lawn is important as it will help improve your home’s curb appeal, but it can also be used as an extension of your living space and areas for kids to play! But how can you achieve a great-looking lawn? Let’s take a look.
A thick and lush lawn can be achieved by following a few simple steps. Firstly, you want to ensure your lawn is getting plenty of sun to grow and photosynthesise. If your area is more shaded, it is best to use a shade-tolerant turf type like Sir Walter DNA Certified, which needs a minimum of 3-4 hours of direct light daily to thrive. If your soil is hard and compacted, it will be worth aerating the soil with a garden fork or aerating machine to help decompact the soil profile. This will help the roots of your grass grow deeply into the profile but can also help tackle common problems, including drainage issues, bare patches, fungal disease, dryness and more. Frequent mowing is also another important factor to help keep your lawn thick. It is best to ensure you are mowing frequently with sharp blades. We recommend following the one-third rule, mowing frequently enough so that only one-third of the leaf is removed with each pass. Lastly, applying a well-rounded fertiliser, something like our Lawn Solutions Premium Fertiliser or our Lawn Solutions Exceed Liquid Fertiliser are ideal to help give the lawn a boost.
If you want to improve your lawns colour instantly, use a lawn pigment like ColourGuard Plus. ColourGuard Plus your lawns version of using hair dye. It will give your lawn an improvement of colour, locking the pigment into the leaf blade of the grass. As your lawn grows, the pigment will grow out also and will be removed when mowing the leaf.
The best lawn edges are the ones that are kept on top of and not allowed to get out of control. So, the more you do it, the more uniform and easier it will be to tidy up. Check out our blog for more tips on how to edge your lawn here.
Now that we have the lawn under control, let’s look at other activities that can be done around the home to help increase your curb appeal.
Cleaning outdoor concrete, pathways, and driveways will help improve its appearance and remove the build-up of dirt. When cleaning concrete, you can apply a concrete cleaner to help lift any moss, dirt or algae. After this has been applied, we then recommend using a power washer to help lift and wash off the debris. It is also worth looking at getting a patio cleaner attachment for a larger area. This attachment will help make power washing an easier and quicker task to complete.
When looking at your house, seeing your wheelie bins can be a bit of an eyesore, so why not create a dedicated space to store your bins, that you can’t see from the curb. There are a wide variety of screening options available that can match your exterior, making your house more visually appealing.
If you have any overgrown plants or garden beds, a tidy can go a long way. Ensuring your gardens are not overgrown and regularly pruned will aesthetically improve your area’s appearance while keeping your plants healthy.
Check out the below for more tips on improving your curb appeal:
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