Planning to sell your home? Rent it out? Give its visual appearance a little more zing? Whether you just want to spruce up your home’s curb appeal for the sake of market value or you’re no longer happy with how it looks every time you drive up the street, fixing up your property’s exterior is always a good idea—and an exciting endeavor.
If you’re tapped for landscaping ideas and don’t know what else to add, why not look into a little greenery to keep things interesting? Check out these six awesome plants that can instantly upgrade your home’s curb appeal.
Capture any buyer’s eye by planting azaleas around your porch or mailbox. This flowering shrub comes in a wide array of sizes and colors, from bright pinks and reds to softer, gentler hues of coral and white. Plant them in a shaded area where they can still get plenty of sun. What’s great about this hardy little plant is that it requires very little maintenance once it blooms in full.
2. Slender Deutzia
These shrubs can offer color right into the summer months. Compact varieties of this plant remain neat in the winter even after their leaves are gone. With Slender Deutzia, you can expect flower-filled branches that bloom with white flowers in spring, about 2 feet high.
Daylilies are sun-loving plants that provide bright spots of color to any home when planted in groups. These resilient perennials are popular in hotter climates because they can tolerate heat, pests, drought, and many diseases. If you grow them early, you can expect a flower show that lasts for weeks and weeks.
4. Littleleaf Boxwood
This plant belongs to the more compact boxwoods. The Green Velvet kind has a mounding habit and pale green leaves. It’s quite hardy and can grow up to four feet high. The Winter Gem variant, on the other hand, can reach the same size but has yellowish-green leaves.
Generally speaking, Boxwoods make wonderful foundation plants. For landscaping ideas, why not try adding them to borders and beds for more visual appeal.
Hydrangeas are worth your money if you want to add curb appeal. Aside from being easy to grow, they are low-maintenance and offer an amazing color show once they start to bloom. These flowering shrubs like the morning sun with afternoon shade, and they’re also pretty easy to take care of. What’s cool about them is that their color depends on the pH level of the soil, which means you can actually get them to change colors.
6. Emerald Spreader
These shrubs are slower-growing cultivars that are easy to maintain. The female kind Densa produce red berries with dark needles in the winter months. They are quite hardy and can grow up to 4 feet high. Meanwhile, you also have the option of choosing the hybrid Wardii, which is a relatively slower grower. However, it can reach up to 6 feet high and 20 feet wide in 20 years.
While you have the final say on which plants will make it to your home, it’s still the best to hire an expert who can give you advice on your landscaping ideas and what works best for your space. At AJ’s Landscaping, we make sure to bring out the best in your home by drawing inspiration from your personal style. Call us today if you need help with your landscaping concerns and we’ll be glad to assist you.