Congratulations on buying a brand new home! Now that you have the home of your dreams, it is time to start making the exterior look just as fabulous. To help guide you through this process, following are a few landscaping tips to help you spruce up your new home.
- Add some potted plants and flowers to your entrance.
We get it. You just moved into your house and are still trying to get the interior organized. If you feel like you don’t have a whole lot of time to spend on the landscaping right away, no worries! Just a few little additions can immediately help to make your house look more like a home. One of the easiest ways to add a little character to the entrance of your home is with a few potted plants and flowers. Places like HomeGoods and T.J.Maxx are great for finding large pots at affordable prices. Fill them with a few greens and some colorful flowers to make a stylish statement.
- Check with your HOA.
If you plan on implementing significant landscaping projects, you will first want to run it by your HOA. The last thing you want to do is build a retaining wall or add a water feature that isn’t allowed in your community. Save yourself the hassle by running major projects by your HOA before you get started. They may want to see exact plans for what you want to do, so be prepared to get this ready for their approval.
- Take your time.
The beauty of owning your own home is that you don’t have to rush on any projects. Even if you have grand plans for the future, there is no need to get in a hurry. Take some time to plan out what you really want to do. Do you want to add a new walkway? Would you like to build a new patio? Have you thought about installing a pool? Research your project ideas, determine your budget, and decide whether it is something you can do yourself or if a professional should be hired.
Regardless of how much or how little landscaping you do, just remember to take the time to enjoy your new home.