Buying a home has many positives, but often people forget to address an important area of home ownership – the curbside!
While home maintenance may be expensive at times, it may be surprising just how easy it is to find fast and affordable ways to improve your home’s street-side appeal.
Keep Your Curb Clutter Free
You may not be thinking about fixing up your curb, but there are often local and state regulations that frown upon curbs that are not maintained.
The cost of a curb fine may be higher than it would be to invest in your curb, so be sure to include curbside tidiness in your home maintenance routine.
Being attentive to your curb appeal can be beneficial to you in the long run, and keep you in line with the legal expectations that come with being a home owner.
With that in mind, let’s talk about some affordable ways to improve your home’s curb appeal.
Tools of the Trade
Using tools you might already have at home, such as an edger, will help to keep your initial maintenance costs low.
If landscapers are in the budget, it might be worth the investment, as they can help with your whole property.
For affordability, you can easily trim the curb bushes on your own and get exercise as an additional health benefit.
Use trash bags and disposable gloves to pick up any trash around your curb, even if left by passersbys.
Use shears to trim bushes.
Cut grass with a mower or weed-eater.
Pull up all weeds.
Pick up all grass and waste trimmings.
Grab a broom and sweep away any remaining debris.
Most of the tools needed for curbside maintenance you most likely already have at your disposal, or can buy inexpensively.
Home and property improvement should not “break the bank” but rather, be an effective way to improve your home’s curb appeal.