Curb appeal matters if you are trying to sell your home. The front of your home is the first thing that a buyer will see when they arrive for an open house or an in-person showing. It will set the stage for everything after the buyer walks inside. Poor curb appeal can be difficult to forget, but strong curb appeal can put you one step closer to receiving a more lucrative offer. Here are 11 Las Vegas front yard landscaping ideas that you can implement to immediately improve your curb appeal.
DON’T COVER UP YOUR WINDOWS
All the Las Vegas front yard landscaping ideas you read about below are counterproductive if they hide your home’s windows. Feel free to plant various shrubs and flowers in front of your home, but ensure they don’t cover up any of your windows.
USE ROCKS TO BORDER GARDEN BEDS
Lining your flower bed with rocks or stones can create a great natural accent, even if you already have another material in place serving as a border for your garden bed. Another idea is to line your walkway with pea gravel to create extra contrast. This project is inexpensive and easy to complete.
ADD IN MORE LIGHTS
Landscaping lights are cost-effective, and many of them run on solar power. They can make a great addition to your yard. Many homeowners will buy landscaping lights that they can stick in the ground along their walkways. You can also set up lights to border your flower bed. Usually, solar-powered lights will turn on and off automatically when the sun rises and sets, so you won’t have to worry about powering them on yourself. If you want to take this tip a step further, you can invest in faux rocks with internal lights that blend into your existing landscaping.
COVER SPOTTY AREAS WITH GROUND COVERS
Maybe your yard isn’t flat, or perhaps there’s a dead space where you struggle to grow grass. You can hide these areas by using a grass cover like Pachysandra to bring in extra color and greener. These areas can look neat and professional throughout the year as long as you commit to performing regular seasonal maintenance.
Azaleas and hydrangeas will grow back year after year to consistently add greater color and depth to the front of your home. These plants don’t cost much, and they are easy to maintain throughout the year. If you choose to plant these flowers yourself, make sure you consult with an expert or do some research online so that you understand how to plant them in an area with enough space. You should also think about how you will trim and prune them, so they don’t become overgrown.
PUT A GARDEN BED AROUND YOUR MAILBOX
You can create a small area around your mailbox by putting up a simple border and laying some mulch. This adds an extra degree of color and flair to the end of your driveway. Most homeowners will plant annual flowers such as Creeping Jasmine in this area.
REPLACE YOUR OLD MULCH
Not all mulch is created equal. You may already have mulch in your flower bed, but this doesn’t mean that this is your best option. As mulch dries out, the difference in appearance becomes obvious. If it’s been a while since you laid your current mulch, consider swapping it out for a newer darker-colored product. This will lead to a better contrast with your flowers and shrubs, which can help their colors stand out more than before.
LAY FLOWERS AROUND A TREE
You can’t do this if your front yard doesn’t have a tree, but if you do, this can be a great way to add even more character to your front yard. Choose flowers that align well with what you have in your flower beds in front of your home. You can choose annuals or perennials, depending on your preferences. Make sure you don’t forget to put a border around the exterior of this new flower bed.
TOUCH UP YOUR GRASS
There are several different ways you can go about doing this. Some people will rent (or buy) an aerator that they can use throughout their yard. This will lead to better penetration so that your grass has an easier time absorbing key nutrients. You can also lay a new bag of seeds that will help you cover up patches and fill in any spots that are thinning.
SET UP A WATER FIXTURE
Putting up a water fixture in your front yard will add a nice touch of serenity and peacefulness. The sound of trickling water will be soothing and relaxing for everyone who hears it. These features usually don’t require a ton of maintenance, and since they are constantly recycling and redistributing water you won’t have to worry about over-use.
PUT A POTTED PLANT ON YOUR DOORSTEP
Contrary to popular belief, you don’t have to limit the greenery to the garden. You can add an extra natural appeal to the front of your home by placing a potted plant or shrub on your front porch near the entrance to your home. This will facilitate an effortless transition from your yard to your door and help guests feel a greater inviting presence as they walk up to your home.
READY TO SELL? REACH OUT TO MAUREEN ROBISON
Once you have your front yard perfectly manicured to blow away potential buyers, reach out to Maureen Robison and the rest of the LVREAL team to move forward with the home-selling process. Maureen has been buying and selling luxury Las Vegas homes for the past 20 years. She takes great pride in walking alongside each of her clients and helping them pursue their unique real estate goals. She would love to answer any additional questions you have about Las Vegas front yard landscaping ideas or the current state of the Las Vegas housing market.