The first thing you, your guests or a prospective buyer sees when arriving at your house is your yard. If your front yard is slovenly and unkempt, the first impression your home gives is one of carelessness, no matter how nice the rest of your house is, inside or out.
Creating an appealing front yard through the use of landscaping can alter the overall impression given by your home, making it more inviting and comfortable for your visitors and your family. Even in tough economic conditions, a pretty, well-tended front yard can push the price of your house upwards. When prospective buyers arrive at your home for a viewing, the sight of a delightful yard will automatically set them to thinking about ‘coming home’ to your house.
Check the internet and bookshops to get ideas for your yard. If you want to talk to someone who knows about landscaping, you can go to your local garden centre to speak to a knowledgeable member of staff or ask a professional gardener or landscaper to help.
Things you need to bear in mind are the amount of space available, the height of walls or fences and keeping pathways and window areas clear, as well as the time of year, weather conditions and color combinations.