Improve Your Home’s Curb Appeal With These Low-Maintenance Upgrades

Are you looking for easy ways to improve your curb appeal without adding a bunch of maintenance tasks to your list? Here are a few options that may be of interest to you.

Plant Some Fruit Trees in the Yard

Not only will planting trees in your front yard help improve your property's overall curb appeal, but they will help shade your home from the sun and keep indoor temperatures cool which can be helpful when it's especially hot outside. The shade your home receives will help reduce wear and tear on your HVAC system and keep your energy bills at a reasonable rate. Planting fruit trees in the yard will also provide your household with free food throughout the year, which will save you some money and help keep your family healthy as time goes on.

And fruit trees don't need a lot of maintenance to thrive. Just make sure they're watered, fertilized, and trimmed on a regular basis. You can plant fruit trees along your property line to create a natural privacy boundary, plant them near windows that get direct sunlight during the day for optimal shade protection, or plant them around your gardens for added depth and drama.

Have Your Driveway Sealed 

Having your driveway sealed is another upgrade to consider making that will effectively improve your home's curb appeal. You'll find a variety of tinted sealants to choose from that will infuse your driveway with color and protect it from unnecessary wear and tear in the coming years.

Driveway sealant will help keep oil and other contaminants from seeping into the concrete. The sealant will also act as a barrier between moisture and the concrete, so mold and mildew are less likely to grow on your driveway. And aside from resealing your driveway once in a while as it ages, you won't have to worry about maintenance.

Install Composite Decking

Give your home a new look and feel by installing composite decking in front. Composite decking is designed to look like real wood, but without all the maintenance and problems that come with wood. For instance, you won't have to sand or stain your composite decking to keep it from rotting in the outdoor elements.

Composite decking doesn't split or fade like wood decks do either. And when it comes to maintenance, all you have to do is wash dirt and mold away with some soap and a hand brush when you see it start to build up. You can find composite decking in a variety of colors and designs, so it should be easy to choose a style that complements the current look and feel of your property.