Lawn Care Basics
3 Ways to Improve Curb Appeal
Would you like the kind of home that’s tailor-made for showing off to the neighbors, sharing with guests, and impressing your in-laws? Follow these 3 easy steps to boost your home's curb appeal.
It is so satisfying to drive up a clean driveway to a bright, sparkling house surrounded by green, lush grass and neatly mulched flower beds – in other words, a house with true curb appeal. That’s just the kind of home that’s tailor-made for showing off to the neighbors, sharing with guests, and impressing your in-laws. But don’t worry if your own home is in need of a little TLC. Here are 3 easy steps to boost curb appeal in very little time:
Green Up the Lawn
During the growing season, your lawn can use up the nutrients in the soil faster than they’re replaced, leaving grass looking faded instead of vibrant. Here’s the simple solution: Feed it with Scotts® Green Max™ Lawn Food every 6 to 8 weeks during the growing season, following label directions. Just 3 days after applying, you’ll notice your lawn has a deeper, richer color. The secret? This lawn food contains extra iron, an essential micro-nutrient that enhances the greening process so you see results fast. In addition to the lush look, feeding with Scotts® Green Max™ Lawn Food gives your lawn the other nutrients it needs to help grow a deep, robust root system to better withstand heat and drought.
Give New Life to Old Mulch
Mulch can add a fresh, vibrant look to your landscape beds, especially when you use a richly-hued one like Scotts® Nature Scapes® Color Enhanced Mulch. With time, though, even the best mulch breaks down and loses its color. Fortunately, there’s an easy way to refresh it. Simply spray existing mulch with Scotts® Mulch Color Renewal (which comes in black, brown, and red) according to the instructions on the label. When used as directed, it’s safe for use around people, pets, and plants, but avoid driveways, patios, and other hard surfaces to prevent staining. Once you apply it, your beds will look newly mulched – without all the work.
Clean Sidewalks, Driveways, and More
Now that you’ve beautified your lawn and landscape, it’s time to spiff up the driveway, front porch, walkway, and other outdoor surfaces. It’s easy to clean and brighten them all with Scotts® Outdoor Cleaner Plus OxiClean™, which gets right to work getting rid of dirt and stains from moss, mold, mildew, and algae. It works on concrete, wood (including painted wood), siding, and more, and is safe to use around plants. For big jobs, use Scotts® Outdoor Cleaner Plus OxiClean™ Concentrate (which is safe to use with power washers); for quick touch-ups, try Scotts® Outdoor Cleaner Plus OxiClean™ Heavy Duty Wipes. Whichever version you choose, be sure to follow label directions.
These 3 simple solutions are all you need to turn the look of your outdoor space from drab to fab, giving you the curb appeal that will be the envy of all your neighbors. What are you waiting for?
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