Spring has officially arrived in Asheville, North Carolina and although the temperatures may still require winter wear and cozy nights by the fire, there is no time like the present to begin preparing for the new season!
Today, we’re looking at ways to enhance your home’s curb appeal, specifically your landscaping. Whether you’re looking to enhance your Asheville home for your own enjoyment or your preparing for sale, not everyone has the means or the want to hire a professional landscaper. Additionally, planting your own garden allows you the freedom to personalize your landscape to your own preferences and style. Take a look as we explore a few tips and tricks to tackle springtime curb appeal for your Asheville home this season and beyond!
Enhance Your Home’s Focal Point
Before you start digging into the soil, focus on enhancing the focal point of your home’s appeal—the entryway. First impressions are crucial in life and the same goes for the front entry of your home. Spruce it up with a fresh coat of paint on your front door and replace outdated light fixtures.
There are many simple ways to refresh the front of your home including adding various flower pots in different sizes or hanging ferns across a large front porch. Another simple fix is replacing house numbers with fresh and shiny new ones. This makes your home easier to identify and immediately updates its look. Add a welcoming feel by purchasing a doormat with a comforting message or design. Another great way to make your entryway appear inviting is by adding comfortable seating with colorful outdoor throw pillows. Overall, the secret to enhancing your Asheville home’s focal point is making it appear clean and polished while at the same time appearing “lived in” and inviting.
Now it’s time to choose the spring colors that will catch the attention of every passerby or potential buyer in the neighborhood! Choosing flowers for your yard is mostly dependent on sun exposure and climate.
Living in the mountainous region of Western North Carolina, you will want to consider choosing flowers that are hardy in low temperatures—summer isn’t here quite yet! Pansies are one example of a cool weather loving, but vibrant flower that gardeners flock to at this time of year. For a slightly shaded yard, you can’t go wrong with Anemones. These festive and fragrant flowers offer year-round beauty by often having a second bloom in the fall. Additional springtime favorites include the gorgeous Rhododendrons and Azaleas. These spectacular blooms prefer part sun and can grow up to 25 feet tall! They come in a variety of flower colors including, pink, yellow, white, red, and purple.
Filling in the Gaps
To balance out the bright colors of spring flowers, your garden will benefit from some filler plants that add ground cover and additional textures. Some favorite filler plants for spring include Siberian Bugloss, a classic shade-loving perennial that provides ground cover and are sure to bloom shades of blue and violet. A full sun option is Sagebrush, a fast growing, wide spreading plant that adds a light lacy neutral filler to accompany any color you choose. Lastly, Mountain Hydrangeas are an ideal choice for the mountainous Asheville climate. They are fast-growing and hardy, providing protection from late spring frosts.
With a little bit of planning and creativity, your Asheville home will be catching the eye of all who pass by in no time. Springtime brings new beginnings and if you’re looking to sell your existing residence or you’re ready to look for your Asheville dream home, let us assist you! The Troy Flack Group is an experienced team of REALTORS® that keep you at the center of the selling or buying process. After all, our motto is “Reinventing Real Estate, It’s About You!”. Contact us today to get started towards your new beginning.