Best Plants and Shrubs for Curb Appeal

Best Plants and Shrubs for Curb Appeal

  • Mike McCurry
  • 06/1/22

If you’re preparing to sell your home, you’re likely considering the many details that need to be put in place to make your home as attractive as possible. Especially in these Spring months, now is a wonderful time to plant seasonal annuals or perennials that will offer a clean, inviting, and visually appealing element to your home.


What Plants and Shrubs Add the Best Curb Appeal?


Boxwoods – these evergreens give an often-needed structure to your yard. Boxwoods make great foundation plants and come in many sizes, offering you the opportunity to use them as beds and borders in your space. You can also purchase full flats, which are typically cheaper than buying the plants individually.


Hydrangeas – these plants, which are simple and easy to grow, offer beautiful curb appeal when they bloom. They also require little care and maintenance, making them an ideal choice for busy home sellers. Most of the shrubs prefer morning sun with afternoon shade, which gives you options in your yard of the best place to plant them too.


Daylilies – sun-loving daylilies add a cheerful pop of color to your home, especially when you plant them in large quantities. They are a great choice due to their ability to tolerate many elements and environmental factors, including heat, drought, pests, and diseases. You can grow early, mid-, and late-season varieties to ensure you have a flower show that will last many weeks during your home showings.


Ornamental Grasses – a slightly different option to consider, ornamental grasses offer interesting textures and movement to your landscape. They are easy to grow, and look very appealing while swaying in the breeze. Keep in mind that some grasses (such as ‘Sky Rocket’) turn brown in the fall, however there are some winter-hardy ornamental grasses that will stay attractive all year.


Lavender – fragrant lavender plants are a beautiful addition to your yard. Lavender flowers are visually attractive, while also offering a sweet and enticing aroma. This plant is also easy to grow and maintain, as it only needs full sun and well-drained soil to grow. Interestingly enough, lavender blossoms are also edible, which makes for a great conversation starter!



Why Add Curb Appeal?


For those purchasing a home, I often find that the little details are what matter most. Home buyers visualize themselves in the home, and they like to envision what their life will be like in the space. Because of this, sensory details really do matter! For this reason, adding visual and fragrant curb appeal to your home helps potential buyers put themselves in the space to see what it would be like to live there. Adding curb appeal in the form of plants and shrubs likely will not take too much time or effort on the sellers’ part, but can have a huge impact for the buyer.


If you’re looking for more tips and tricks to prepare your home to sell, feel free to interview me to see if I’m the right fit to sell your home. I have a different and very personalized approach to selling homes, and I’d love to share it with you.







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