We bought our house in October 2010 and have slowly revamped the interior to our taste. It's more modern, sleek, and I absolutely love it. Unfortunately, this means that we've totally neglected the outside of the house for nearly 4 years. Curb appeal is important whether you're house is on the market or not, and it's the first impression that people get of your home when they visit. Our first impression needs some improvement.
Now that spring is here (yay!), Daniel and I are going to invest some time and energy into creating a mulch area for some shrubs/hedges. The previous owners didn't leave us with much to work with other than some random weeds, trees, and lots of rocks.
This tree covers up a bulk of the front of the house, plus it's surrounded by random weeds that weave through the rocks. There's also that weird plant over by the porch that adds absolutely nothing to the landscaping.
Over the next few weeks we're going to totally gut this area and rid of the weeds using Spectracide Weed & Grass Killer. What I love about this product is that it's affordable (plus they have coupons on their Facebook site), only kills plants/weeds that you spray the product on (it's not absorbed into the soil therefore it won't kill nearby plants), and you can get results in as little as three hours. Ultimately, Spectracide products seem straightforward and perfect for those of us who like to DIY projects around the house.
I've scoured Pinterest for ideas, and I've started a new Outdoor Curb Appeal board that you can follow. I'll be pinning inspiration photos as well as any helpful tools or hints I find during the process. Here's my favorite inspiration photo so far:
I love how green, lush, and simple the landscaping is. While I love flowers, I cannot commit to high maintenance landscaping, so I really think timeless simplicity is my mantra.
I hope you'll stay tuned to see our progress. We consider ourselves weekend warriors (RAWR!), but outdoor landscaping is totally new to us. If you have tips or suggestions, please do share. Hopefully some elbow grease and dirty fingernails will help add some much needed pizzazz to our home.
To all of my yard warriors, whether you are after a total yard overhaul or just want to keep your yard looking its best, visit the Spectracide Facebook page for tips and savings to get started.
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Spectracide. The opinions and text are all mine.