A flower bed or raised bed is a beautiful addition to your home’s front yard, but the winter months can leave it looking bare and scraggly. Refresh the beauty of your flower beds with new mulch, colorful annual flowers, or a raised stone retaining wall. Before digging in, draw up a grid map of your garden space to help you plot the design and calculate all the supplies you’ll need. While you’re at it, consider observing Earth Day on April 22 by planting a new tree or some wildflowers, which will attract honeybees, butterflies, and other helpful garden guests.
Nothing spruces up an exterior like a fresh coat of paint on your shutters or doors. It’s the perfect time of year to try bold color statements like red or turquoise on your front door or mailbox. Of course, sticking to neutrals is fine too! Neutral paint like tan or beige still needs touched up every few years. You’ll be surprised how much this project will increase your home’s curb appeal. Before you begin, make sure you’re using a good weather-proof exterior paint. If you’re not sure how to find the right supplies, consult with a handyman.
A patio or deck might not be the first thing people see when they pass by your home, but adding a functional space to your back yard provides you with a great place to enjoy the season. Plus, depending on the type of structure, porches, patios, and decks can add square footage to your home, which increases its value. The options are endless, from paved stone patios to wooden decks, or even covered lanais. Your home will look great and be ready for the next springtime outdoor event.