3 Fast and easy DIY Landscaping Ideas to Boost Curb Appeal Unfortunately when most people conjure up landscaping ideas to boost the value of their home, what usually comes to mind is deep pocket projects. Costly upgrades that they need to call in a contractor or decorator to do. Then by the time the projects are done they only boosted the value by the amount of money that they spent, so there's no profit made. Their home may look better but when it's sold the money that they end up putting in their pocket is the same amount of money that they spent on the project. So the secret to enhancing curb appeal to make a home more marketable and more profitable once it's sold is fast and easy DIY front yard projects that don't take a whole lot of money to do. Landscaping Boulders Landscaping boulders are a great way to 'kick up' curb appeal if you're looking for something that can be completed in an afternoon. People just don't think of them for a couple of reasons. First, 'out of sight is out of mind', so because they don't see them at their local hardware store they just don't think about them. Then the second reason is people see a boulder weighing several hundred pounds and simply assume that it's a job they can't handle. Nothing could be further from the truth, and all you have to do is call your local landscaping supply house and ask them about their boulders. Most all of them will be carrying them and they'll also have the equipment to load, transport and unload them at your place. So if you're looking for something three-dimensional to add character to your landscaping, consider landscaping boulders. Solar Powered Water Features A water feature has always been a 'surefire winner' when it comes to ideas to enhance a home's curb appeal. They add sound and movement along with looks for the perfect trifecta for the senses. The big problem all along however, has been that as beautiful as a well done water feature is, they have also garnered a well-earned reputation for being difficult to install and problematic to maintain. That all has changed with new, off-the-shelf, solar powered water features that come ready to go right out of the box. Solar powered rock waterfalls for example look great worked into a front entrance-way landscaping scheme and only require water to get started. Fountain birdbaths are another popular seller. They contain a small solar cell on top that gathers just enough energy to power their little water fountain. Today's New Fake Flowers Fake or artificial flowers have come a long way from what they used to be. They're more durable and more realistic looking, which makes him the perfect choice for front yard landscaping that's lacking in color. Another thing that makes them the perfect choice, is you don't need to have a green thumb or to remember to keep them regularly watered. No one will ever suspect they are anything but the genuine article, so get ready for all the compliments. They're also affordable and can be easily bought in town or online. Then another big plus that people don't consider, is that when you go with artificial flowers you're guaranteed to have blooms in your front or back yard 365 days a year no matter what the weather is like.
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Published on Jan 29, 2013
Unfortunately when most people conjure up landscaping ideas to boost the value of their home, what usually comes to mind is deep pocket proj...