Landscaping Flaws That Kill Curb Appeal

Published on: March 3, 2014

Landscaping that’s poorly designed or inadequately maintained can damage a home’s curb appeal.

Furthermore, poor landscape design negatively affects the view you have of your own home. Instead of making you smile, a bad landscape can make you cringe.

Here are three common landscaping flaws capable of killing any home’s curb appeal.

Haphazard Planting

There are landscaping choices you can make that last for only one season. Alternatively, there are those that can last a lifetime.

Taking the time to design and plan your landscape will help ensure you make the right choices…and also improve your home’s curb appeal. However, if designing and planning landscapes isn’t your strong-suit, then consider having a professional landscape company handle it for you.

Excessive Clustering

It’s okay to create areas of your landscape with clusters of plants; however, it’s important not to overdo it.

Before planting trees, shrubs, or perennials, make sure that there’s enough room for them to spread without appearing to be choked or over-crowded.

“Hardiness Zone” Ignorance

Most gardeners and growers are aware of the “hardiness zone.”

It’s a map that helps in choosing the right plant for a particular geographical location. Knowing that every plant has an ideal “zone” or environment is useful information. It can save you and your landscape from choosing plants that aren’t suited for your property or landscape’s “hardiness zone.” Poor plant choices result in their premature death, or require substantial/costly maintenance if you wish for them to remain alive.

Professional landscaping companies can easily help you choose ideal plants for your “hardiness zone,” and also design a landscape that’s attractive, yet not over-crowded.

Posted on behalf of Lanier Yardscapes

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