Put Your Tax Dollars to Work

With tax refund season rapidly approaching, you might be entitled to a refund!  Have you ever thought of reinvesting it back in towards the equity of your home?

Whether you’re planning on living in your home for the next 20 years, or just another year; Curb Appeal is very important to anyone who drives by.  After all, if your average ‘Joe’ in the neighborhood drives by every day and actually admires your landscaping, then don’t you think that he’ll think that your home is impressive?

Here are a few ideas of what some of our customers have done in the past.  I think you’ll agree that having a manicured and framed landscape can make a huge difference in the appearance of your living domicile  to everyone!

Owners elected to paint the curbs with Driveway Paint, which can be any color that the homeowner chooses! Note: Don't use concrete stain!

Owners elected to paint the curbs with Driveway Paint, which can be any color that the homeowner chooses! Note: Don’t use concrete stain!

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Keeps mulch in, while also keeping grass out!

Also keeps your sidewalk and driveway safer by containing the mulch.

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A Guide To Landscaping Around Your Home

By on Mar 5, 2015 (she’s great!)
Your home is looking good! You have repainted the inside of your house. You have redecorated the inside with new furniture. And, you have put in new lighting so your home is nice and bright. However, the inside of your home is only half the battle. You also need to look and work at the outside of your home.

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Other than painting the outside of your house, there are a number of other ways homeowners can improve the look, and just as important, the value of your home. One of the easiest ways to improve your home is through the use of landscaping around the house. Landscaping the areas surrounding the house can make your home look nicer and improve the look of your neighborhood. These are factors that can help improve the value of the house.  Adding borders, for example, on your sidewalk keeps the mulch in, and your grass out!

Homeowners have many different ways to help landscape their homes. Many can be accomplished by yourself at minimal expense. Landscaping can take different forms such as planting flowers, trees, bushes and maintaining a healthy looking lawn. There are also other methods of improving your home including having a nice looking deck or patio, improving your outdoor lighting and even having a water feature in your yard. Another important part of landscaping is keeping pests away from your lawn, trees and gardens.

All of these methods of landscaping can help improve the look of your home and raise the home’s value. To learn more about landscaping around your home, please take a peek at the following resources. We hope that you learn how to properly landscape and also work on your own around the house. Also, please feel free to share this information with others looking for information on landscaping.

For more information on how Curb Appeal Concrete Landscaping Borders can help you design your perfect yard, call us today! Proudly serving Central Florida since 1997!

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Is your landscaping terrible? Read this advice

Published Carson Arthur – February 26, 2015
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So how do you choose what is right for your home?

I compare a property to a 3-course meal. The front yard is the appetizer. It sets the stage for the dinner and hopefully leaves your guests anticipating more. The house is definitely the meat and potatoes. It is the substance of the meal. Finally the backyard, which like the dessert course, finishes of the space.

Whether you’re having guests over for dinner or trying to impress potential buyers, people naturally start forming an opinion of your home from the moment they see it. That said, you only get one chance to make a first impression. For years, we were told that first impressions were made at the front door or at the front hallway. This is definitely not the case. Your front yard and landscaping is the very first thing people see when they come to your home and when it comes to home value, is definitely a smart investment.

How much of an investment should you make?

A first impression can increase your home’s perceived value by up to 7% according to a 2013 Century 21 study. That translates to $21,000 on the average Canadian home. This is a really important number. Basically, you now have a guideline of how much to spend on renovating the front yard.  If you stay under 7% of your home’s value when landscaping the front, experts say that you’ll probably get your entire investment back when it’s time to sell. Here’s where you should be spending your money:

  • A new front door – it’s the only one that has a higher return than cost (Remodeling Magazine, 2015).
  • Front walk ways
  • Well-designed driveways
  • Stone veneers – these top the list of must-haves for the best first impressions.

Before you start building landscaping into your budget, take a look at this video gallery for inspiration:

 

I love to drive through neighbourhoods and look at the landscaping and the houses. Some homeowners put a lot of detail into their front yards with shrubs, flowers, trees and even seating areas. You can tell they care for their spaces and it’s not a big leap to assume the inside of the house looks like the outside. I measure the success of a good front yard by how much I want to see the rest of the property. Other homeowners go with the standard foundation plants, an evergreen and a large lawn. While there’s nothing wrong with this default designs, there’s also nothing inspiring about these yards either. Potential buyers will even admit to driving past a home that has poor curb appeal!

Now don’t get me wrong, I don’t believe that the landscaping will sell a home. All of the components on your property need to be working together if you want to get maximum dollars…and who doesn’t want to make the most on their home when its time to sell?

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Who’s ready to think about landscaping and design? It’s never too early. We have a list of landscaping contractors who will help get your landscaping plans in order before the spring weather arrives.

Proudly brought to you by Curb Appeal Concrete Landscaping Borders, where our estimates are FREE within Central Florida.  Call today for details.

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Property Line

Last month, I shared a photograph of one client’s desire to have his property line bordered – I thought it was quite clever!  For those of you who didn’t see the picture, I’ll post it here now along with the completed version!

I thought he might be planting bushes in-between the borders, but he had a different idea.  He used small stones to define the property line.  What do you think?

 

Establish your property line.

Establish your property line.

 

 

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The only thing holding you back is your own imagination, and we can help create a unique design that mirrors your own personality!

Call today for your free estimate!

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Black Plastic Borders

Black Plastic BorderLook familiar?

We were in a neighborhood today, when I stumbled across this beauty.  Tell you the truth, I haven’t seen black plastic borders quite as much in the recent years, and now I see why!  They’re almost invisible!

What started out as a circle around this tree, has now been pushed around by mother nature and the roots as it grew.  It looks like the “lack of frame” around the tree allowed grass and weeds to invade, almost making it difficult to see.

This is just another example of how concrete borders can make your landscaping not only look better, but saves you time when it comes to mowing and edging!

Contact us today for your free estimate in Central Florida!  407-957-9208.  Or, visit our website for more information!

407-957-9208

407-957-9208

Black Plastic Borders

Black Plastic BorderLook familiar?

We were in a neighborhood today, when I stumbled across this beauty.  Tell you the truth, I haven’t seen black plastic borders quite as much in the recent years, and now I see why!  They’re almost invisible!

What started out as a circle around this tree, has now been pushed around by mother nature and the roots as it grew.  It looks like the “lack of frame” around the tree allowed grass and weeds to invade, almost making it difficult to see.

This is just another example of how concrete borders can make your landscaping not only look better, but saves you time when it comes to mowing and edging!

Contact us today for your free estimate in Central Florida!  407-957-9208.  Or, visit our website for more information!

407-957-9208

407-957-9208

Curb Appeal Concrete Landscaping Borders Payment Options:  Cash, Check and all major credit cards accepted.