How to Increase Curb Appeal With Your Lawn

When it comes to curb appeal, a well-maintained lawn can make all the difference. If you're looking to sell your home, curb appeal can help you increase value and attract potential buyers. If you're not looking to sell your house, great curb appeal can still help to increase the value of your home while also making your property the envy of all your neighbours. To help you spruce up your outdoor space, we've compiled a few lawn care and landscaping tips to help you boost your curb appeal this season.

Keep It Mowed

A great way to increase the curb appeal of your home is to keep your lawn mowed and manicured. For best results, mow your lawn with a pattern in mind. Instead of a simple pattern like straight vertical lines, aim for a crisscross approach. This will give off the fresh, manicured look that both you, and those passing by, will appreciate.

Remember, to keep you lawn lush and healthy you'll want to be conscious of the height you are cutting at. As a rule of thumb, only cut off one third of the grass blade each time you mow.

Keep the Edges Neat

When mowing, some homeowners forget to give the edges of the lawn the special attention they need. There's nothing worse than seeing a fresh cut lawn with noticeably long blades of grass hanging over the walkway, sidewalk or driveway. If you notice it, chances are your guests - and even potential home buyers - will notice it too. If your lawn mower can't reach an edge or a corner on your property, make sure to go back and tidy up these areas with a trimmer. This will give your lawn a clean, even look that will add value to your home.

Frame with Flowers

Having the right kind of flowers and foliage can really help boost your curb appeal, because it helps to draw attention to your green space while also softening the edges of your lawn.

Try framing your lawn with flowerbeds or hedges to catch the eye of guests, neighbours and, if your home is on the market, potential homebuyers too.

Create a Watering Routine

Whether you're framing your lawn with new plants, or you're focusing solely on the grass you have on your lawn already, a watering routine will help you grow a thick, well-nourished lawn. While it's important to water your lawn consistently, it's also crucial to remember that too much water can damage your lawn. Be conscious of the amount of water you are applying to your lawn. For best results, follow these general guidelines:

  • Apply an inch of water early in the morning once a week
  • Allow the surface of the lawn to dry out between watering
  • Use a cup to measure the amount of precipitation your lawn has received from natural sources
  • When watering near large trees, increase the amount of water applied

Consider and Inground Sprinkler System

Don't underestimate the impact to your home's curb appeal by properly mowing and watering your lawn. But who has the time to constantly monitor precipitation levels, get up early to water the lawn and give all the unique areas of your property- trees, new plants etc. - the special attention they all need? What often ends up happening is homeowners forget an important step in their watering routine, which compromises the health of their lawn and takes away from the curb appeal of their homes.

With an inground sprinkler system, homeowners looking to boost their curb appeal can rest easy knowing that their system is keeping their lawn healthy and beautiful. The programmable settings allow the system to water the lawn at the exact day and time it is needed, and the weather sensor technology monitors the amount of precipitation your lawn receives from Mother Nature each day. If your lawn has received enough water already, the system will revise its watering schedule, which helps you conserve water and prevents overwatering.

Contact Nutri-Lawn Burlington Irrigation

If you want to increase the curb appeal of your home, but don't have the time to maintain a watering schedule that allows for optimal plant growth, it may be time to consider an inground sprinkler system. To learn more about the benefits of an inground sprinkler system, or to schedule a consultation, contact. our experienced team at Nutri-Lawn Burlington today!