With spring knocking on our doors, you may be looking at your front yard in despair. Does your home look abandoned? Or is it simply, well, dull and boring? This spring, it won’t take you long to create one of the most charming yards on your block. A little planning, a small investment, and some new plants added to strategic locations will breathe life and color into your yard. Not sure where to start? Here are our favorite flowers to instantly increase your yard’s springtime curb appeal.
Your curb appeal project needs to include plenty of colorful, easy-to-maintain flowers in your flower beds and around your porch, trees, and mailbox. Plan on using a combination of some of these to achieve your goal.
- Black-Eyed Susans
Make a bold spring statement with these gold flowers with dark centers. You can use them in the areas of your yard that get full sun. These flowers grow about 2 feet, so they look bright and fun around trees or your mailbox. Plus, they come back every year!
Lilies are gorgeous flowers, and daylilies can be the perfect addition to amp up your front yard’s curb appeal. They are easy to grow in all types of soil, and they come back year after year. Each stem has around a dozen or so buds, so you can enjoy blooms off daylilies for several weeks during the spring. Be sure to plant them so they receive at least a few hours of morning sun.
If you’re looking for showy globes of blooms galore, hydrangeas should be your go-to flower. Choose the color you want and then plant them in the section of your front yard that gets the morning sun. Hydrangeas are wonderful flower bed staples that instantly add curb appeal.
These flexible flowers do well in sun or light shade and are charming in flower beds and around your mailbox. Their red, purple, pink, and white blooms carry a light, pleasing fragrance. If deer come around your house, these flowers will repel them.
These flowers come with tons of benefits. The first one is that they offer several vibrant colors like yellow, orange, and red. A second is they repel evil blood-sucking mosquitoes! Marigolds grow quickly from seeds and do best in full sun. They’re beautiful additions to any flower bed and look great in front of shrubs.
Snapdragons are another great choice for the portions of your yard in full sun. Plant seeds in the early spring after the last hard frost, and you will be able to enjoy these bright blooming flowers during the spring and summer.
Planting in Pots
Ground cover and flower beds are wonderful ways to increase your home’s curb appeal, but flowerpots also add dimension and interest to your yard. Purchase pots in different sizes for a compelling group of flowers, or get some brightly colored pots for a touch of whimsy.
Use flowers that do well in pots like petunias, geraniums, or impatiens. And pair the blooms with ivy or another spilling-over plant for increased impact.
Don’t Forget the Shade!
Just because sun doesn’t hit a part of your yard doesn’t mean you have to accept that area will be barren and ugly. There are plants and flowers that like the shade just fine.
These leafy green plants add personality and appeal to your yard’s shady spots in no time. Visit your local nursery and grab some to add under your trees and around your house where it’s shady most of the day. Make sure you plant them far enough apart to allow them to spread. You can enjoy these even after spring, since they come back every year (be sure to trim them back in the fall).
These small blooms come in a variety of colors, from white to bright coral and pink to deep purple. They are inexpensive and easy to plant. Use them under large shade trees or by your porch in areas that receive little or no sunlight. A side benefit to these lovely flowers is that birds like them, too.
If you’re craving a yard that boasts colorful blooms, you can make it a reality. Lay out your plan and color scheme, buy your flowers, roll up your sleeves, and get your hands dirty. You’ll be able to enjoy the fruits of your labor throughout the spring and summer, and for many years to come.