Whether you are getting ready to sell your home or just want to show a little more pride in ownership, updating your yard can make a difference. Not everyone has a green thumb, but having a beautifully landscaped yard may help give your home a little extra curb appeal. If you don’t have the gardening knowledge — or luck — that it takes to maintain your dream front yard, there are still easy curb appeal projects you can undertake to boost its appearance.
Low-Maintenance Plants and Flowers
Just because you’re not an avid gardener doesn’t mean you can’t have an attractive garden, but it may mean you’re better suited for low-maintenance plants that require minimal watering, pruning and weeding. The National Gardening Association says planting flowering shrubs or perennials can minimize maintenance over time, as they grow back each year on their own. Better Homes and Gardens says low-maintenance plants include:
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Other low-maintenance plant options, says The Old Farmer’s Almanac, include dwarf varieties of shrubs and trees and native plants to your area. If you use flora that naturally survives in your climate, it will adapt to surroundings and require less outside assistance, adds the Almanac. Select plants that will thrive in your yard’s conditions, says Better Homes and Gardens, and they will basically take care of themselves.