Spring is in the air! Flowers are blooming, grass is growing, bees are buzzing, white wine is replacing red - okay maybe not replacing, but definitely being added to the mix.
While many people focus on staging their home interior, the exterior usually gets less attention - even in the beautiful Okanagan. Here are a few tips to up your curb appeal game to get the fanciest yard on the block.
1. Okanagan Specific Landscaping
If this is the year of completing your landscaping, try to choose plants that flourish well in the Okanagan. The Okanagan supports a wide variety of ornamental and native plants - so you have lots of options! Perennials such as Sempervivum and Sedum come in over 100 varieties and they are drought resistant, which is helpful for life in Kelowna.
With so many varieties to choose from, no two gardens in Kelowna will be the same. Your unique color preferences and tastes can shine through in your plant choices.
In Kelowna we are surrounded with beautiful mountains, but the steep slope of many yards can make it a challenge to plant. Many Kelowna planters design rock gardens to suit the landscape. Rocks added to an already sloped area will look natural. The Greenery in Kelowna has many plants labeled Rock Garden and Alpine Plants - so you can easily spot which will work well in your yard.
2. Manicuring Your Lawn
Staying consistent with raking, mowing, watering and weeding your lawn will go a long way in making your home look cheerful and inviting. Have a few patches that just won't grow? Lightly water and rake the area, then try reseeding. This is a tedious process but the results are well worth it.
3. Dress Up Your Front Door
Your front door should be eye-catching at first glance. A fresh coat of paint will make it pop, and replacing an old doorknob with new hardware is another easy way to make your door look brand-new.
Symmetrical front door accents are also a great way to add a pop of colour. Add a seasonal wreath or welcoming mat or coordinate your urns to match your door hardware.
Once you've spruced up your home for Spring, feel free to invite us over for that glass of white wine and we'll help you admire your hard work.