7 Environmentally Friendly Curb Appeal Tips in Dresher, PA
When you’re looking to improve your home, there are many things that you can do that will help people who are seeing your home in passing think more of it, in terms of its value.
The perceived value of your home as seen from the distance of the curb is referred to as the curb appeal, but in some cases, the things we do to improve the curb appeal are not so great for the environment.
Today we will explore some of the things that are not only good for your curb appeal but the environment as well.
Here are seven environmentally friendly curb appeal tips in Dresher, PA
1.Trimming The Trees
The first environmentally friendly thing that you can do to boost your curb appeal is to trim your trees.
If you think about it, when you pass by a house and you see that it has wild branches going all over the place, you would probably think that there are other issues you don’t know about going on with that house — as in, why are the trees so wild?
By taking the time to make sure the trees are properly trimmed, you’ll improve the curb appeal and there are a lot of ways to do this important act in an environmentally friendly manner — and the act of trimming the tree is good for the tree as well.
2.Food For Your Front Yard
There are many things that you can grow in your front yard, but by far the worst thing environmentally speaking is grass.
The grass you grow in your yard takes up a lot of water and does nothing but sit there and look green if you do it right.
A better thing to grow is, well, food.
There are so very many kinds of food that you can grow in your yard but of course, the specific kind will depend on the time of the year.
One of the nicest things about this is that if you have an excess of fruit or vegetables, you can always share with a friend or neighbor — perhaps they will reciprocate!
3.Buy Secondhand Decorations
Though adding decorations to the exterior of your home can certainly boost the curb appeal, the typical kind of decoration you purchase is newly manufactured and possibly quite ruinous in terms of the environment (depending on how it was made of course) and so if you really want to improve curb appeal without doing damage you should look at getting your decorations secondhand.
By purchasing your decorations secondhand, you’re reducing the impact on the environment.
Speaking of environmental impact, if you want to have the look of grass (such as if you don’t care for growing plants or don’t have the time to care for them — and that’s okay, not everybody does) you can still have it if you get artificial grass.
You need not be concerned that your artificial grass is going to look like the kind of stuff you see in sports stadiums during sporting events because more modern artificial grass has a more natural look to it.
5.Using Secondhand Paint To Paint Your Exterior
Decorations aren’t the only place where you can go secondhand — you can also get paint secondhand at a good price if you know where to go.
One place you can commonly find the paint is places where paint is taken to be recycled.
There is one caveat that you may not find to your liking and that is that you have no choice over color — but if you’re feeling adventurous, this may be the thing for you to do.
6.Upgrade Your Porch Lights
Your porch lights are an important part of the exterior of your home, and being able to see while you are out there is extremely important — but if your porch lights are of a certain age, it’s likely that they are quite wasteful in terms of electricity.
If you get an upgrade for your porch lights, be it in the wiring or even in just getting better bulbs, you will see long-term savings — bulbs that last longer between changes and a lower electric bill.
7.Cut Grass And Leave The Trimmings
Lastly, a fairly simple thing that people with grass often don’t know about — that in cutting grass, you should leave the trimmings there.
Though of course there are lawnmowers that do not leave behind the kind of trimmings that would make for better grass, if possible you should try to do so.
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