Tips for Adding Front Yard Value
Neatly kept sod and plants, unique rock features, shade trees and the addition of a sprinkler system will build equity and savings for years to come.
Dying grass is a clear sign that your soil may be tapped of nutrients, and it's also a real eyesore. By tilling and enriching their ground, you can give new sod a proper mix of native soil and new soil, ensuring a green lawn and healthy plants.
As much as homeowners like a well-kept lawn, they don’t want to drag the hose out to their yard every morning at 5 a.m. The addition of a new sprinkler and irrigation system instantly boosts a home’s market value in an established neighborhood while keeping new plantings green and the lawn low-maintenance.
Shade trees can cool a house considerably and save on air conditioning costs. Planting shade trees in a sunny area is not only a beautiful addition to the yard, but as the trees grow, they will shade the house too.
Keeping with the style of the neighborhood is important to keep in mind when updating a landscape, because this is the first thing people will see. A rock-retaining wall and natural playground are tasteful and modern additions to landscaping.
America's Most Desperate Landscape 2010: Landscape Tips for Weekly Winner 4
The fourth weekly winner of America's Most Desperate Landscape 2010 is Gail Kirby, Bowling Green, KY. for her photos of a desperately bare front yard. Jason Cameron offers tips for giving this blank slate some curb appeal.
America's Most Desperate Landscape 2010: Landscape Tips for Weekly Winner 3
The third weekly winner is Michele Lewis of Hanover, NM, for her photos of a front yard that's nothing but bare dirt. Jason Cameron offers tips for turning this sad site into a beautiful front yard.
America's Most Desperate Landscape 2010: Landscape Tips for Weekly Winner 2
The second weekly winner is Melissa Cerrato of Kingston, Mass. for her video of a yard that's starkly bare and mostly sand. Jason Cameron offers tips for turning this sandpit into a beautiful front yard.
America's Most Desperate Landscape 2010: Landscape Tips for Weekly Winner No. 1
The first weekly winner is Arlene Nappi of Port Richey, Florida. Jason Cameron shares 5 tips that will take this landscape out of the desperate column.
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