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3 Ways to Make Your Home More Attractive on a Budget

Renovating your home can be a costly task. However, there are many ways to work within your budget to make your house feel like a home. Our team can renovate your lawn while you work on the interior design. Here are a few quick tips to help you get the right idea.

Manicure Your Yard

A well-manicured yard can increase the value of your home and can also make it pleasant to see when you pull in the driveway. A skilled team can do something as simple as cutting the grass or planting new trees. You can maintain the grass yourself; however, help from the pros will give you guidelines to not break the bank. No matter what climate you live in, you can benefit from a well-kept lawn. Shorter grass keeps away unwanted pests and provides a great property that you'll be proud to show off.

Clean Your Driveway

When you want to spruce up your driveway, give it a good cleaning and perform regular maintenance in order to keep it looking attractive. You can also look to repave your driveway with asphalt, paver stones, or cement for a smoother ride. The entrance to your house is important and can be taken care of with the help of professionals. A cleaner driveway also gives you more room to have guests park and can boost your social lifestyle. If you have kids, they can play on the uncluttered driveway safely under supervision instead of spending all their time inside.

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3 Outdoor Improvements to Make Your Home the Envy of the Block

 

When it comes time to renovate and improve your home, it's easy to forget about the exterior. However, the exterior is the first part of your home that others will see. Taking the time to work on your yard and home, or hiring someone to do it for you will not only make your home more appealing, but it will also increase your home's value.

Manicure Your Lawn

You never have a second chance to make a first impression, and a well-manicured lawn can add appeal to the overall appearance of your home. Begin your yard improvement by removing debris from the yard and evaluating the number of lawn ornaments you have. Repair and freshen up your sidewalks, driveways and patios by pulling weeds, fixing cracks and using a pressure washer on them. Trim the bushes and trees and replace the grass in thin areas, leveling out any uneven areas during this process. Plan an outline for adding decorative flowers and plants that will complement each other and bloom at different times of the year.

 

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Outdoor Entertainment

When people are looking at your home, they will take note of any inviting outdoor areas you possess. A screened porch or patio, pergola, hot tub, fire pit and sporting or play areas all add to the attractiveness of a home. If you are thinking about adding any outside entertainment, be sure to think about the different seasons of the year. You will want your outdoor area to be able to accommodate the right activity even during harsh...

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3 Ways to Up Your Curb Appeal

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Your home is your biggest investment, but while it’s tempting to focus on making the inside attractive and comfortable, the exterior needs your attention, too. The kind of outdoor beauty that makes you proud to call a property your own isn’t born, it’s made. It requires a commitment to good maintenance, an eye for design and a focus on detail. If your home's curb appeal needs a boost, try these three top tips.


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Lawn care and maintenance doesn’t have to be expensive or fussy, but experts agree that addressing dead spots on the lawn is a must. Whether it's suffered drought damage or has areas where greenery won’t grow because of shade or leaf drop, the remedy is simple.

For brown spots, remove any remaining thatch, and reseed the area with a grass seed that’s compatible with the rest of the lawn. New growth should show in a few weeks.

Invest in a fertilization and weed control program that includes annual core aeration and overseeding. This, along with proper mowing height, will ensure a lawn that gets noticed.

For areas with little no sunlight where nothing wants to grow, design in a special feature. Rock walls and artificial ponds are good choices. You can also consider growing an inexpensive shade garden with plants that thrive in less light. Remember that native gardens are designed to grow in the local climate. They are a great option for a beautiful, low-maintenance property.

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