If you have a front yard that is looking a little bit worse for wear with overgrown garden beds, peeling paint and more dead plants than living ones then take note of the simple improvement suggestions outlined below.
- Define your garden beds: having a clear indicator of where the garden begins and lawn ends can instantly neaten up the overall appearance of your front yard. By simply cutting into the soil with a spade or shovel to have a sharp contrast of lawn to dirt will create the desired effect.
- Bring out your dead: clean up and remove all dead plants and loose garden matter. By taking the time to remove all the brown clutter you can allow what living plants there are to shine – a simple raking will also bring order to the chaos.
- Make the bed: if you have a flower bed then adding a layer of topsoil will make the colours of the flowers pop. Top soil is relatively cheap and as you’re only using it to dress your flower beds the cheap stuff will do the trick. Alternatively – if you have a garden bed of non-flowering plants then spreading a layer of woodchips around will give your plants the colour contrast needed to make them stand out.
- Mailbox: if your mailbox has seen better days it might be time for a replacement. Basic mailboxes are fairly inexpensive but if you want to bring life to your old mailbox a lick of paint and maybe even some new street number signage will make your postman smile.
- Fence: just like your mailbox, be sure to fix what needs fixing and if you are able to do it yourself all the better. If you have a wooden fence a coat of paint will do a world of good to improving the overall appearance of your front yard.
Above are only a handful of ways to transform an unsightly front yard into one exuding a neat and tidy abode within. Remember that keeping on top of your front yard with regular maintenance is essential.