Backyard pop – Homes with excellent curb appeal usually have well-maintained gardens. Spending time and energy on creating a beautiful garden is one of the best ways to bring in the best deals.
By creating an attractive landscape, you’ll draw potential buyers through the door.
Consider These 18 Ways to Make Your Backyard Pop:
Add New Color
An easy way to make your backyard pop is to plant new colors in your garden. Choose flowers that are in season when your home is on the market. In addition to planting large flowers, try planting smaller flowers in pots near your front door or walkway. Adding reds and yellows can add interest to your home.
Plant A Tree
It may seem silly to plant young trees in the garden, given the lack of direct shade, but home buyers will see the potential that new trees have. It helps them envision what the house will look like years after purchase. Another benefit is that trees have deep roots, which prevent water from running off the ground.
Maintain Your Lawn.
A dead lawn is an eyesore and can make it difficult to attract buyers. Keep your garden well-maintained by mowing and watering the lawn frequently. Feed the grass with a fast-acting fertilizer that grows strong and reseeds any visible bare spots. Also, if you don’t have time to take care of your lawn, consider hiring a landscaper to bring your garden back to life quickly.
Organize Outdoor Seating.
Potential buyers will want to sit outside and enjoy the landscaping you have created. Make sure there are places to rest in the front and backyard. A small cafe table or rocking chairs on the front porch is a good idea. In the backyard, an outdoor dining set would be a good idea. Providing a place for the new owners to spend time outdoors is an important part of making your landscaping attractive.
Lay Down Mulch.
Mulch is one of the landscaping materials used to finish the entire garden. Place organic mulch, such as bark dust, under and around plants to prevent weeds from growing. Mulching materials add beauty to your garden and keep plants moist all year round.
Clean Up Your Hardscape
Your garden structure is another place where a home tour can succeed or fail. Pressure-wash walkways, patios, and decks. Also, remember to remove weeds around the paving to keep the hardscape looking its cleanest
Installing New Lighting.
Landscaping isn’t always just about plants. Lighting can make your garden look its best. Consider installing new lighting in your garden to draw attention to your home at any time of the day. Potential buyers touring the house after dusk can still see the garden with the right lighting. Solar spotlights can make certain plants stand out, while string lights can help create an atmosphere in the backyard.
An Eye-Catching Mound-Shaped Plant.
Artemisia’s soft blue-gray and pink border is perfect for darker-colored plants. Rounded, flowing plants tend to draw the eye to their curves, allowing you to slowly look around the entire border. By varying the height, the border does not become fixed, and by using similar colors, the flow is not interrupted. The silver tone enhances all shades of pastel colors, especially pink.
Creates Order In The Border Garden.
Creeping Phlox is very pretty when planted close to stones. Soft, pale lavender flowers look good on square stones. Grass-like plants rustle in the wind, creating a relaxed yet assertive order. Together with mounds and trimmed shrubs, they provide the framework for this free-form garden.
Rhythmic And Flowing Garden Borders
When creating parallel borders on either side of a path, the most important thing is balance. The plants at either end of this border are the same: low, raised lavender and geraniums, pointed sword-leaved crocosmia, and soft, flowing lamb’s ears. If one hangs down, the other juts up. Visitors to this garden will not feel as if they are living an ordinary life. Even with the edging, the plants are kept more natural and garden-like.
Small Plants Have A Big Effect.
Few plants are as low-maintenance and well-behaved as the sedum bush. This plant has just been planted, but it will soon grow and form a beautiful mat that will serve as living mulch. The yellow flowers in spring wake up the border and the chartreuse foliage is attractive all year round. Sedum is a succulent and requires little maintenance.
Pack A Punch With Petunias
Petunias have been common in gardens for centuries, but newer varieties are characterized by their endless blooms and their neat, ground-covering growth. There is no plant perfect for decorating the edge of a border. Petunias flower constantly throughout the season in all colors except blue. Pale shades like white and yellow are subtle, while bold colors and combinations like these make a strong impression, yet require little maintenance.
Scenes For Using Edging Plants
Edging plants need not be planted along the garden border. Repeated plantings of interesting colors and textures can be effective. Bright pink dianthus is an example of an edging plant that draws attention from the back border.
The Perfect Garden Partner
Repurposed items can find new homes and uses throughout the garden. This blue and white dish is attractive enough on its own but is complemented by the yellow marigolds behind it. The marigolds seem to disappear from the border in the foreground, but the complementary colors of blue and yellow are very eye-catching and the marigolds gently fall onto the plate, making the border stand out.
Set The Formality With The Garden Border.
A hedge surrounding the garden creates a sense of prestige. But hedges don’t always have to be grand, like boxwood. This lavender hedge is just the right height to border rose gardens of all sizes. It can be enclosed without looking too cramped. Even when not in flower, the gray-green foliage creates a fragrant semi-formal frame, and the use of two shades of lavender creates an explosion of colorful splendor in the middle of the border.
Silver Brightens Up The Border.
Lamb’s ear is known for its soft, downy texture, but it also offers beautiful color in the garden. When planted at the edge of a border, the lamb’s ear is like a bright light, illuminating everything behind it. Even in a fairly monotonous border, the different textures accentuate and create a striking contrast.
Hostas Are The Quintessential Front Border Plant.
There’s a reason why hostas are the quintessential frontier border plant. Although they are shrubs, they can cover a large area. They can be enjoyed in all seasons and today a wide array of varieties are available, including yellow, blue, and spotted foliage. Some varieties can be used to create a tapestry-like texture to frame the front of the border. Hostas are ideal for planting in shady gardens.
Foliage Plants For Continuous Color
In a green garden, a little color stimulation can be a relief and make greenery look more vibrant. In less sunny areas, opt for colorful foliage plants to add contrast. Nothing beats Coriolus for boldness, variety, and uninterrupted color. These plants require very little maintenance and just the occasional pinch back will keep them lush and healthy.
When using plants to border a border, you don’t have to limit yourself to just one type of flower. Here, phlox, penstemon, and lamb’s ear are used to create a border. The pinks and purples are all similar colors, or close to each other on the color wheel, so they look cohesive. The silver lamb’s ear serves as an accent and ties the whole look together. The purples and blues at the back of the border are made more vibrant by the lighter colors that frame the bedding.
Plants In Motion.
Lavender has a sense of dynamic movement due to its spiky and bulging growth. Lavender with its dark purple flowers is placed at the edge of the border to enhance the bold color scheme of the border. Placing fragrant plants at the edge of the border will also enhance the ambiance of the garden by providing fragrance as you walk past.
Repeating Plant Forms
Repeating plants are key to tightening up your garden. The same plant can be repeated in different areas of the garden, or specific colors. In this example, plant shapes are repeated. Tall plants, bee balm, and spiky veronica are placed criss-cross between low-growing geraniums, blurring the boundary between garden and path. Similar shades of color add depth to the border.