They don’t say our home is our castle for nothing. It’s completely true and I don’t know anyone who doesn’t take pride in their home. They might want to move into a mansion or some fancy neighborhood, but they still take pride in their home because they don’t want to live in a dump. If you want your home to look amazing I bet the first thing you do is tidy the place up. You might even buy yourself a new toy that will make your home look beautiful. All of this usually happens in between your four walls. People don’t seem to pay as much attention to the outside. The garden doesn’t seem to matter as much.
That’s pretty strange when you consider the fact every single person walking past will see your home from the outside. Only a tiny percentage of people will even walk inside, yet the inside is perfect and the outside not so much. You can do a few things that will make your home look almost brand new again. At the very least it will stick out as the most gorgeous home in the neighborhood. That’s a new level of pride altogether. But before any of that becomes a reality you need to roll your sleeves up and do a little work. Here’s a few things to do that will make the garden look great.
Paint the outside
This is obviously going to take some time and you’re probably better getting someone to do it for you. That’s unless you know what you’re doing and can do it safely. Even though it’s a big job you’ll be glad you did it once it’s finished. Once a house has been repainted it can look great for years. Even though an old looking house doesn’t necessarily look horrid it still can’t compete with one that looks brand new. You’re better leaving this until at least spring.
Sort out your grass
Grass can look amazing when it’s at its finest, but when people are trampling over the top of it all the time it doesn’t take long until it looks horrible. All you need are some big dirt patches to appear and the look is ruined. You have a choice to either plant new seeds and grow more grass, or you could dig it all up and lay some turf. This is a much bigger job, but once it’s done it doesn’t take nearly as long to look after.
Fix your old fence
Once a fence gets to a certain age it starts to look terrible. If it’s not falling apart then it’s leaning over. I suppose your fence it about safety more than anything else. It stops people from getting in and it stops dogs from getting out. If you like your privacy you can throw that in there, but what about the look? When it’s leaning or falling apart it looks horrible. If you don’t want to get a new one, which is understandable, then at least get the panels fixed, get it set straight and give it a good paint.
Plant some trees
Trees are better than plants because once they’re in the ground they are not as hard to look after. With plants they can make your garden look more gorgeous than anything, but unless you’re a keen gardener they will eventually look like a disaster. With trees you are planting something for the future. When you are older they will look even better. On top of that you will be helping out the environment. For every tree you plant you can give yourself a pat on the back.
The author, Kent Helms, is a troubleshooter. He is the man that people go to if they want anything repaired or fixed. He works for HandyPro and is one of the most sought-after handyman in Nashville.