Curb Appeal: Tips for Winter

As we mentioned before, curb appeal is an important element when it comes to selling a home. Many buyers won’t take a tour of the inside of a home if it doesn’t look great from the outside. Though this time of year yards are full of dirty snow and brown patches, that doesn’t mean you can’t improve the curb appeal of your home by sprucing up a bit.

To ensure even thawing of the ground and to prevent diseases like mold and fungus, remove snow piles or spread the snow evenly across the yard.

When the air is still cold and before trees have budded is the perfect time to prune if you didn’t during the fall.

As the snow disappears, clean any debris that may have accumulated over the winter months, such as items lost in between snow falls, litter, dead leaves, acorns, pinecones, etc. Don’t forget to clear the gutters of rubbish as well.

When the snow retreats, aerate and weed your lawn to improve water, air and fertilizer uptake. When pulling weeds, make sure the roots come out, too!

Bare spots become even more obvious in winter, so do your best to disguise them until they can be patched. Lay down mulch or landscaping rocks around shrubs and in flower beds.

Consider outdoor decorations such as tasteful statues, bird baths, or benches. A chimenea or other portable outdoor fire pit can add ambience and warmth to a patio or deck.

Bird feeders come in all shapes and sizes and can be very pleasing additions to the front or back yard. Bird houses are also an attractive addition.

Finally, the first chance that you get, be sure pressure wash the outside of your home if you have siding. Because of the wet and icy conditions, dirt and grime can accumulate on your home during the winter, making it look dingy.


#1 By Kami Kay at 12/23/2013 0:42 AM

These are very good tips to keep up great curb appeal! Pressure washing your home is my favorite because it freshens up the whole exterior!

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