Facade decor. retrieved May 10, 2016 from http://maddecorations.blogspot.com/2014/05/front-door-stoop-designs.html

It’s May, which means flowers are starting to bloom. For years, we have been told that it’s what’s on the inside that counts. Although it’s true, when it comes to our home, it is important that the outside is taken care of as much as the inside, especially with spring being here. Even if you’ll only get to enjoy the outdoors for a few months, it’s worth getting your front yard ready. Being that your front lawn is the first thing people see when they drive by and the first thing your visitors see, it’s necessary that you put some weekends aside to give your it some TLC.

Fresh Mulch. Retrieved May 10, 2016 from https://www.pinterest.com/pin/99008891786604785/
Fresh Mulch. Retrieved May 10, 2016 from https://www.pinterest.com/pin/99008891786604785/

Fresh Mulch – Mulch comes in different colors and gives your lawn a nice pop. It’s inexpensive and takes little to no time to put down. Your local garden and tool store and/or nursery will carry it. Often, local facilities have free mulch. Not to mention, it prevents weeds from growing, which will save you money and time in the long-run.

Stepping Stone design. Retrieved May 10, 2016 from https://www.pinterest.com/pin/21251429470220981/
Stepping Stone design. Retrieved May 10, 2016 from https://www.pinterest.com/pin/21251429470220981/

Stepping Stones – They are a quick fix for giving your front yard some separation and they come in different sizes and designs. You can choose from natural stone, concrete/cement or even wood.

Pathway lighting. Retrieved May 10, 2016 from https://www.pinterest.com/pin/326159197984701434/
Pathway lighting. Retrieved May 10, 2016 from https://www.pinterest.com/pin/326159197984701434/

Lights – Solar LED Pathway lights make it easier for your guests to see where they are going and gives a little bit of shine to your front yard. Changing the light on your porch can be a big game changer also. For example, changing your light into a pendant light.

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Beautiful flowers. Retrieved May 10 2016, from https://www.pinterest.com/pin/82824080626031264/

Flowers – Pansies and petunias are colorful and cost effective flowers. You can also try adding flower boxes to your windows and that will give your home and windows an instant face lift. You can purchase these particular flowers at your local nursery and they bloom rapidly and nicely. As far as the flower box goes, you can make them yourself to save even more money.

Color Mood Board. Retrieved May 10, 2016 from https://www.pinterest.com/pin/397794579559872279/
Color Mood Board. Retrieved May 10, 2016 from https://www.pinterest.com/pin/397794579559872279/

Paint – Freshly painted shutters and trims can add some brightness to your home. If you’re into colors, you can use brighter color paint for your front door or garage door. Brightening up your front doorway will create a welcoming feeling for guests. Your door will go from being dull to being nice and colorful.

Try out some of these affordable tips and watch the front of your house transform! 

Written By: Cynthia L, Staff Writer , Modern Domestic

 

 

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