Monday, September 03, 2007

Curb appeal for under $100


This weekend I worked on transforming the front of the house we are temporally living in, and making it more appealing to potential buyers. In previous posting I told you that my family and I moved to the house next door, while our home is been renovated. I promised the current owner that I would make the front of the house more buyer friendly(The House if for sale).
The idea was to use as much of the current plants as I could, and keep the work under $100 dollars.
First, I took out the large white bird of paradise blocking part of the view in the front of the house, and transplanted it to the back yard.
Second I cut back the Tricolor Ti and Trinette bushes. The Trinette is not a plant I care for but there were so many planted that it was a crime to take them all out.
Third I planted some Lantanas and Mexican Heather for color, these plants are great for Florida gardens they are drought resistant and do well in full sun. I also added Sage Grass and a Palm in a container from my garden.
Most of the cost was for pebbles, mulch and plastic border, the three full grown Lantanas were a little expensive, ordinarily I would buy smaller plants for my garden but we don’t have the time the realtor wants to do an open house next week
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4 comments:

LostRoses said...

Rusty, that was better than watching the garden makeover shows on TV. You've got the touch! I'd say you really spruced it up nicely and for very little money and I bet that house sells quickly. Are you ready to move out of it?

Jeanette said...

Hi Rusty, I like your before and after photo's, What a big Difference you have made , I bet the owners are impressed with your good work.

Brenda said...

Very nice, you really made it look soooo much better. I am sure that will help it sell sooner.

Yolanda Elizabet said...

I see you waved your magic wand here Rusty, what a lovely makeover! The owners must be happy as Larry!