Ulster County Real Estate: Boosting Curb Appeal with Flowers
In my previous posts, I gave tips to sellers on how to increase the appeal of your home, by using my own home as an example. For sellers, this is a great & affordable tip to increase the curb appeal of your home.
After spending a small fortune every year to give a pop to my home's exterior, I have finally learned that investing in perennials and adding a few pots of annuals with color is the way to go without breaking the bank.
I choose an area every year to plant a new group of perennials and now I am just moving things around as I find out by trial and error what works. The secret is having constant color in a rotation throughout the season. I love the excitement in the Spring when things start to come up out of the ground. I move things around every year and it doesn't cost me a dime, but feel like I am planting something new. I love it!
The annuals I purchase are usually what hits me and I see on sale. I found a large pot of deep pink petunias for the front that you can see from the road. They are on my porch. I found some bright pink Zinnias that I stuck in with some geraniums and vines as a filler. They are in pots on my deck. All my annuals together ran about $50. Which isn't bad. The best part is that you will not be watering half the day if you limit your annuals.
Another trick I have used is to purchase boxwoods and put them in pots around my property. Boxwoods in pots on either side of a staircase or door opening looks so classic. At the end of the summer or early fall you take them out of the pots and plant them in the ground. No waste there.
One of the best feeling is stepping back and looking at your property from the road and knowing it looks good without feeling a strain on your wallet. One last note, remember to share your perennials at the end of the season with friends in a little exchange. That makes it cheap and fun.