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5 Landscaping Mistakes That Could Be Hurting Curb Appeal

Updated: Jun 14, 2022

The Lehigh Valley has been booming for the past few years and growth is predicted to continue. Increasing the value of your home should be a top priority but you must maximize your home's curb appeal in the process.

Here is a list of 5 landscaping mistakes that could be hurting your curb appeal.

#1 - Out of Control Landscaping

Untrimmed shrubs and an overgrown lawn are red flags. A weekly routine of lawn mowing, bush/shrub trimming, and weed control can make a huge difference in how your home is perceived from the curb.

#2 - Debris

A perfectly striped lawn and beautiful flowers will do absolutely no good with the distraction of debris on your property. Debris can be many different things, such as weeds, tree branches, tree stumps, and essentially anything that creates clutter. Keeping your property looking pristine is a small chore when done weekly.

#3 - No Landscape Design

Many people do not consider design when it comes to landscaping. You must factor in the following:

  • Type of home

  • Home shape

  • The surrounding homes

  • Climate zone

  • Maintenance

To get the most out of your landscaping, it should work with the home to bring out the property's best qualities.

#4 - Decor

While adding a personal flair to your front yard can be fun, adding too many or the wrong items can seriously hurt curb appeal. Things like chimes, lawn ornaments, and incorrect porch furniture can take away from the house. Decorations should be kept to a minimum and larger or sentimental items could be better placed in the back of the home with more space.

#5 - Not Inviting

It can be hard to look at your home from an outside perspective. You can assess what could be improved and go from there. Whether it's fixing a walkway, refreshing the mulch, or stone installation, any advised addition to brighten things up can bring out the best in your home. The main goal is to catch eyes and create an inviting atmosphere.

If you need help or have questions about improving your curb appeal in the Lehigh Valley, contact Essential Landscape Service, and we will be happy to help. You can reach us at 610-360-9322 or

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