There's no time like the present to settle in and nest in your home. Whether you have a large yard or a small garden, our REALTORS® have come across plenty of fabulous ideas that can breathe a bit of fresh air into your landscape. The following are seven of our favorite weekend projects that you will want to put on your "to-do" list.
- Add Shutters and Flower Boxes
Shutters and flower boxes are easy to attach to your windows and railings. Adding the right shutters can add depth and dimension to your home's appearance, and the flowers that bloom right outside the window are guaranteed to brighten up even the gloomiest days.
- Install Raised Garden Beds
Love gardening, but hate the way your back feels afterward? Raised garden beds can help ease the strain on your back. They also help keep your garden neat, organized, and free of weeds. There are many garden box kits that you can assemble, position, and plant in less than a few hours. Moreover, your raised garden beds can become your very own "victory garden." With food prices rising across the country, it is a great way to trim a few dollars off your monthly grocery bill.
- Pressure Wash the Exterior
Everyone loves a clean home, and pressure washing the siding, tile, and concrete can remove years of grime from the surface. However, be careful and follow the instructions when using a pressure washer. If you get too close to the home or the concrete, you can end up etching the surface. This is especially important if you have vinyl or wood siding on your home, and it's recommended to consult manufacturer recommendations before using a pressure washer to clean these surfaces.
- Trim the Trees, and Shape the Shrubs
Trimming the trees will help them grow tall and strong. It will also remove any dead or damaged branches that could come tumbling through the roof. Similarly, pruning your shrubs and shaping them can help them stay healthy and will help deter insect infestations and bacterial infections.
- Place Bird Feeders
Birds are a vital part of a healthy environment. They help spread seeds and fertilize lawns throughout the area. Installing bird feeders helps maintain a balanced ecosystem in your landscape. It also provides a few pleasant guests who are always happy to sing your praises to your guests and neighbors. When you install your bird feeders, be sure to install squirrel guards as well otherwise, they'll turn your bird feeder into their very own all-you-can-eat buffet.
- Track the Passage of Time with Stepping Stones
Forget marking your children's growth with ticks on the wall. Instead, create personalized stepping stones where they can put their hands in the concrete and create their very own Hollywood Walk of Fame through the garden as they grow.
- Build a Sandbox
Kids love the beach, but can't make it this year? Not a problem when you install your very own sandbox in the backyard. Sandboxes are easy to build and can provide countless hours of entertainment for small children. All you need is some simple tools and a little time to create your very own private beach.
Do you have dreams of moving into one of the many Midland Homes for Sale this month? Contact Ayre/Rhinehart REALTORS®, and our team will help you seal the deal so that you and your family to settle in and make yourselves right at home.