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Think Outside The Garden Box - How To Increase Curb Appeal

The spring and summer seasons bring everyone out of their home and allow families to enjoy the bountiful blossoms and blooms that have lain dormant during the winter season. It is easy to be repetitive with your landscaping each year. However, to think outside the garden box can increase your curb appeal and take it to a whole new level. Everyone enjoys the praise received when your curb is transformed into a showpiece. 

What Brown Doesn't Do For You

At the beginning of the season, the first thing you want to do is to take a thorough inventory of the perennial plants you have available. Do you see any dead plants or shrubs? If so, get rid of them! Your curb can have the best color variety, but if one dead plant exists, it is all for naught. Passers-by will notice the one dead eye sore, so remember brown is out!

Colors, Colors Everywhere!

According to Garden Media's 2015 current garden trends report, adding inexpensive annuals that reflect your personality and make your curb pop is what's hot. Don't be afraid to express yourself and experiment across the color spectrum. Mixing and matching are in this year, so go for it!

Bring on the Bamboo

Bamboo is in this year! Gardenista.com reports that although bamboo has been an enemy of landscapers in the past, it is now considered a modern trend when creating fencing and trellises using this wonderful piece of design. Bamboo creates a natural landscape that is sure to blend in quite nicely with both neutral and bold colors alike.

Trendy Planter Art

Another hot trend for 2015  is to use your artistic abilities and paint planter boxes.  Painting anything from your street number to designs of your choice is definitely in for this season. Using different sizes and shapes of garden boxes will also add volume and depth. You could go with a complementing color for the flowers or even paint flowers on the boxes.

Annual trends suggest that you should  think outside the garden box, but it can sometimes be scary if you are not a professional landscaper like those at Done Right Landscapes. Just remember -- no matter if you choose to try one new trend this year or if you want to venture out and hop on board with all the landscaping community has to offer, what you want most from your landscape is for it to be the gentle, happy greeter as people pass by.

About Me

New Landscape Makes a Yard Feel New Again

Hi. My name is Martha. My husband Leo and I are empty nesters. The last of our three kids moved out of the home about eight years ago. Since that time, we have talked a great deal about retirement and what we wanted to do with our house. The house is slightly too large for just the two of us, but we already have two grandchildren and from the way our kids talk, we are in for plenty more. We have decided to stay in our home since it has plenty of room for our family to come and stay with us from time to time. The one thing we really wanted to change is the backyard. Leo retired last year, and I’ll be retiring in about six months. We are already talking with the landscape contractor, and I’m excited to share some of our plans with you!

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