With spring weather on the horizon, it’s time to think about all the outdoor repairs that you’ve been putting off throughout the snowy months. It will soon be time to break out the gardening tools, fix what the harsh winter weather has damaged, and make sure your home is in tip-top shape. Not only will adding curb appeal make the first impression of your home a lasting one, but it will also save you time and money down the road.
Welcome a Walk Way
A simple pathway is both functional and charming! With so many stone and brick options to choose from, you are sure to create a one-of-a-kind walkway to welcome your guests to your home. Line your stones with a variety of flowers and solar powered lights to add some aesthetic and liven up your hardscape.
A small garden bed at the side of your house, colourful hanging baskets and vibrant window boxes will transform your yard into a radiant oasis. Make sure to include a variety of plants with eye-catching colours to maintain a dynamic and textured landscape. And while you’re at it, don’t forget the upkeep of your existing shrubs and hedges by pruning, weeding and dead-heading the plants that didn’t survive the winter conditions.
Fix your fixtures
Don’t let the nightfall stop you from showcasing all of your hard work. Replace burnt out bulbs and install landscape lighting to illuminate your entryway. When searching for new lighting, consider the colour, functionality and style of your home to ensure you choose complimentary fixtures.
Your stunning home or beautiful garden will never be able to live up to its full potential if its surrounded by an unkempt yard. Now that the snow has melted, it’s time to patch up the brown spots that have been harmed by the elements and fertilize your grass. Maintain your yard throughout the season by mowing your lawn, watering it regularly and keeping the weeds to a minimum. If your yard has experienced too much damage, consider hiring a landscape professional to restore it to its former green-glory.
Internationally-renowned outdoor design expert and HGTV personality Carson Arthur will be taking the stage at the upcoming Ottawa Home & Garden Show to teach home-owners how to make the most of their outdoor investment! Don’t miss his presentations on Thursday, March 19 and Friday, March 20.
MARCH 23 - 26, 2017