Create a welcoming feel with a pathway edged with flowers.
Is your front garden warm and welcoming? Set out the garden welcome mat in your front yard as you greet your guests at a summer party. These tips will give your front garden that warm, welcoming feel that is just right for a casual or more glamorous summer get together.
Spruce Up Large Landscape and Home Elements
Whether it’s a large tree that’s needed pruning for a few years or a gutter cleaning job you put off in the spring, make sure that your landscaping and home fundamentals are looking their best. Clean your windows and make them sparkle. If you’re hosting a large event, consider cleaning the outside of your gutters and siding, cleaning off the driveway and walkways, and pruning large trees and shrubs so that everything looks well-loved.
Add a Little Light
As you welcome people to your home and bid them goodbye later on, you want to light their way. Use solar lights along a walkway, or add lights to trees in your front yard. If you want to avoid a lot of pesky plugs, use solar-powered lights that don’t require an extension cord. Add spot lighting in places where people may gather to talk or sit, and replace outdated or damaged lighting fixtures at the front of your home.
Dress Up Your Walkway
When you’re welcoming people to your home, add coordinated color to beautify your front walkway. Edge the driveway and walkway with a lawn edging tool, and add a rock or brick edge if you don’t have one already. Colorful annuals can lead the way up the garden path. Add potted perennials as well. Make sure that you mow the lawns near the walkway so that the path and the areas surrounding it look tidy.
Add flowers to the front porch or doorway.
Focus on the Front Porch
If your front porch looks lackluster, add a new finish to make it beautiful. Place hanging and potted plants, seats, and colorful pillows around the porch to make it a cozy place for people to sit. The front door is one of the most important areas of your home. Remove any clutter from around the door, and repaint it if you have time. Add finishing touches around the door: plants such as topiary, a small statue, or a welcoming wreath.
Disguise Problem Areas
If you can’t fix areas that are a problem, hide them during the party. A small screen fence can fix an ugly view into the side yard. An annual planting or potted plant can hide a chronically damaged or dying spot in the grass. Plants, paint, and temporary lighting and furniture can help disguise some of the problems with your home, but remember that cleaning your exterior and working on your landscaping will provide a more lasting fizz.
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