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Posted by RE/MAX Executive Realty on 5/30/2021


Highlighting and defining your driveway is a simple way to improve your curb appeal. Depending on the amount of space you have, there are countless options for landscaping, hardscaping and edging. For landscaping to line your driveway, there are some important logistics to consider before getting started. One that might seem obvious but worth mentioning is irrigation. It’s easy to remember to water the plants right next to your house, but what if you have a long driveway? Do you want to go a longer distance to care for your plants manually, or are you thinking of installing an irrigation system?

Yard and driveway irrigation systems are extremely convenient for larger spaces, but can be expensive and time-consuming to install. To avoid this, use drought-tolerant plants in your landscaping.

What Makes a Plant Drought-Tolerant?

Plants that are classified as “drought-tolerant” only need regular watering in the early stages of their new life lining your driveway. Once established they can go weeks or months without watering. This means less work for you and less money spent up front on an expensive irrigation system. Drought-tolerant plants also help you conserve water and reduce wasteful runoff.

Here are some drought-tolerant plants to consider using for your driveway landscaping:

Lavender

Lavender is a hardy plant that can add beautiful color to your driveway landscape. There are many varieties of lavender with different climate and soil preferences, but all varieties share the same pleasing scent and drought-tolerant qualities. Lavender plants only grow to a maximum height of about 4 feet, so you won’t have to worry about creating visibility problems while driving or parking.

Rosemary

Rosemary is another hardy and fragrant choice of drought-tolerant plant. It makes an excellent, dense hedge perfect for borders and edges. It grows quickly and easily and will stay green all year. If left alone, rosemary bushes can grow to over five feet tall, making them a good option if you want shade and privacy. However, with regular pruning it is easy to manage at your desired height and shape with very minimal watering.

Leyland Cypress

Leyland Cypress is a tree rather than a shrub which means it will grow very tall if not kept trimmed. These evergreens can grow several feet in a single year and can reach heights of over 100 feet in a few decades. For this reason, Leyland Cypress might be a better choice for expansive properties rather than cozy suburban neighborhoods. It will provide beautiful and resilient shade in moderate climates and can withstand strong winds, making them a popular choice for coastal landscaping.

Mexican Sage

Mexican Sage is another excellent low-maintenance landscaping choice that requires very little water. One thing that makes it especially suitable for driveways is that it’s extremely tough: the fully grown shrubs are resilient enough to recover even if a vehicle accidentally drives into them. Mexican Sage blooms with purple flowers during the colder seasons and will stay looking lush with its signature gray-green foliage throughout the year.

In choosing plants for your driveway landscaping always plant what’s best for your region and climate. Regardless of what you decide to plant, drought-tolerant shrubs and trees will always be a water-saving and low-maintenance option.





Posted by RE/MAX Executive Realty on 8/18/2019

What’s curb appeal enhancement? A whopping 87 percent of buyers start their home search online. How your house looks, that attractiveness of a residence or commercial property as viewed from the street is curb appeal. 

It’s all about making that crucial first impression. After all, you dress your best when attending a job interview. Sometimes we spend hours grooming in front of the mirror before a first date. The same thing happens when a home seller wants to sell a house; they ensure that there's an enhancement in the curb appeal. 

Your curb is crucial because it is where the impression of your potential buyer originates. As they say, "The first impression lasts." So it is vital that it should be appealing to your buyer for you to gain useful feedback and positive comments from them. To help you achieve the beauty that your curb deserves, here are ways to enhance your curb appeal:

Painting

Painting is one of the most important things to consider if you want your house to look vibrant and attractive. One way to enhance curb appeal is by painting your home with a suitable color. It is essential that your exterior paint match with its theme. The color of the roof should also be taken into consideration when picking the right color for your home. However, do not overdo the paint in your house with bright colors. Having too large a variety of colors make your house look distracting.

Manicured Yard

Lawn enhancement is also ideal as it gives your home an edge. Bedding materials and fresh mulch could be added around the plants to make your garden bedding sharper. If you have the cash to spare, invest in landscaping. Landscaped front yards are pleasing to the eye for your visitors and homebuyers when you are selling your home.

Lighting

Next is by providing sufficient lighting for your curb. Porch and carriage lights highlight the features of your house and curb at night. Accent lighting in flower beds and along walkways show off its unique details. Aside from the fantastic curb appeal that careful lighting can provide, it will also make it safer for you to go out in your yard at night because of the increased visual effect that it gives.

The first impression is the skill in home selling. The view from your street can drive buyer traffic to your home more than you think. If you want to enhance your home curb appeal, you might consider several of these things for your home to look as beautiful as possible.




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