Cost-Effective Ways to Maintain Your Curb Appeal This Fall

The cold weather can take its toll on your exterior. Leaves from trees start to fall, turning your front lawn into a barren wasteland. The home improvement experts at Exterior Source list below some simple and cost-effective ways to spruce up your exterior and maintain its curb appeal in fall and winter.

Plant Mums and Evergreen Shrubs in Your Garden

No one likes to see bare trees, which is why it’d be a good idea to plant evergreen ornamental shrubs in your garden. In particular, we recommend planting mums, certain varieties of which can thrive even in temperatures 20 degrees below zero. Plus, if you want to add an autumn-y feel to your exterior, mums come in classic autumn colors: red, orange, and yellow.

Still, every garden needs to have a touch of lush green—a color that’s scarce in the dead of winter. To help your exterior stand out from barren gardens and front lawns, plant some evergreen trees, like holly and cedar, as well.

Add Autumn Decor to Your Front Door

Don’t underestimate your front door’s contribution to your curb appeal. It is, after all, the first thing your guests will see when they visit you for the holidays. Attaching autumn decor, like baskets full of fall items or a wreath in warm shades of red and orange, can ass some personality to your door.

Place a Unique Welcome Mat on Your Doorstep

Something as simple as a cheery message on a welcome mat can help guests feel more at ease in your home.

Enhancing Your Curb Appeal Further

Of course, there’s only so much a few simple additions can do. If you want to enhance your curb appeal, you’ll need to make some long-term modifications to your exterior. Home improvement projects can be a significant investment, so we recommend starting with the largest and most visible part of your exterior: your siding.

Make sure the color of your siding complements the rest of your exterior. If you’re having trouble coordinating colors, consult a local contractor. For our clients, we recommend vinyl siding. It’s cost-effective, durable, doesn’t need a lot of maintenance, and comes in a wide variety of colors.

Regardless of the type of siding you choose, make sure to hire a qualified contractor.

Exterior Source, a CertainTeed® 5-Star Contractor for vinyl siding and trim with more than 25 years’ worth of experience, offers professional exterior services as well as a wide variety of premium siding, including vinyl and fiber cement siding. To get a quote, call us at (804) 275-5323 or (757) 464-2060, or leave us a message here.

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