How to Stun Your Neighbors with a Jaw-Droppingly Beautiful Front Yard

Your front yard speaks volumes about your character while adding significant value to the property itself. With this fact in mind, it’s critical to keep up with the yard’s maintenance so that it looks spectacular every day. Stun your neighbors by following these tips to beautify the front yard today.

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Aerate and Fertilize the Lawn 

Your lawn takes up the bulk of the yard’s square footage. If it doesn’t look green and healthy, the beauty diminishes across the entire property. In the spring, aerate the lawn by pulling small, soil cylinders out from the ground. Fertilize the lawn afterward, and water in the nutrients. As spring turns to summer, your lawn will flourish with added nutrients and oxygen access provided by the aeration.

Trim the Trees 


Tree branches and leaves can quickly grow out of control when the conditions are right. Your yard will quickly turn into a jungle without regular trimming. Hire an arborist or perform the work yourself. Each tree species prefers a different trimming period based on its blooming and fruiting cycle. When your trees are neatly pruned, the lawn grows in the bright sun and visitors see your home from the curb. Your neighbors will wish that their trees looked as good as yours do after a trimming.

Cut it Out 

Your lawn may have a concrete walkway cutting right across it. Old concrete tends to crack and buckle over time, especially over lawn soil. Consider concrete-cutting to remove those worn sections. Rent or hire a concrete cutter so that the yard has a professional look after the process. You may even relocate the walkway closer to the lawn’s edge as another way to beautify the area. Use the yard’s contours to guide your decisions before cutting out the concrete.

Edge the Gardens 

Your neighbors’ jaws won’t drop if the yard looks sloppy or overrun with weeds. The handiest tool you can use between mowing and pruning is the edger. Move this tool along the lawn’s perimeter, but also apply its power to other garden sections. Herb, vegetable and flower gardens often have their own, dedicated perimeters. Edge these areas so that the entire yard has a neat and tidy appearance.

Aside from yard maintenance, you can also update the plants with some indigenous species. Xeriscaping, for example, creates a drought-tolerant yard that’s still attractive. Consider your climate and watering patterns when an updated yard is on the horizon. Your neighbors’ jaws will drop when you’re creative about the local plant life.

 

Rachelle Wilber is a freelance writer living in the San Diego, California area. She graduated from San Diego State University with her Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism and Media Studies. She tries to find an interest in all topics and themes, which prompts her writing. When she isn’t on her porch writing in the sun, you can find her shopping, at the beach, or at the gym. Rachelle recommends Greene Concrete Cutting Inc.

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