Surveying your house from across the street, does the yard look manicured or does it look like a set for the Indiana Jones franchise?
If you're like me, you love mature trees. Besides the shade and lovely breezes your trees dance in, there is that stunning visual beauty. Landscaping makes a statement, doesn't it? Talk to friends and neighbors. If they don't use descriptive words like stately and forested, you might need to attend to some chores, especially if you have been in your home for a while.
Your cue to swing into action might be neighbor complaints about falling branches or maybe you're about to put your home on the market.
If you can't bring in an arborist or an expert, don't just get out the machete and start hacking. There is plenty of advice all over the Internet. In fact, I like the video at thisoldhouse.com.Â
Curb appeal is the most important thing you should think about when getting your home in shape. If your home doesn't look inviting, buyers may not bother to leave their car.Â
Trim back trees and bushes
Edge after mowing
Plant fresh flowers
If you have kept after chores like these, then you can get after some serious cleaning like clearing the gutters, touching up paint and replacing things like badly worn screen doors.
Here is a great tip: Re-paint the front door. Easy chore and it adds tremendously to the curb appeal!