If you are at all familiar with the notion of curb appeal, you will know that we have previously discussed what you can do to the exterior of your house and the surrounding area to make the curb appeal better.
However, you may also be well aware that there are some methods to improving your curb appeal that is a bit more stressful to the environment as it were — and if you are trying to be as gentle to the environment as you can, there are other techniques that you can use that will not only improve your curb appeal but also not be too harsh on the environment as it were.
One thing that you may well appreciate when it comes to improving your curb appeal while staying environmentally friendly is the act of trimming your trees.
Though you may not understand the significance of trimming the trees you should bear in mind that when you allow your trees to just grow unrestrained it’s not going to be the best look for the exterior of your home.
Just by trimming your trees, it will be good not only for the curb appeal but in many cases it will also be quite healthy for the life of the tree as well as sometimes a good trim will encourage it to grow in more healthful ways.
When it comes to the environmental impact we have and making improvements to our curb appeal, there are few things that are quite as bad as making use of strong and harsh chemicals to clean our roof.
However, this does not have to be the case — often we are put into a position of using such chemicals because we have things on the roof that go unchecked, and then by the time they are addressed they have caused enough damage that they need stronger cleaners in order to properly take care of them.
By treating them early (as in when these messes are spotted in the first place) they will be much better handled with more simple manual techniques and methods, and even such simple cleaners like simple water!
If you’re thinking about how you might improve your curb appeal while at the same time taking into consideration the environment, a garden might be one of the best ways to go!
A well-grown garden has a lovely aesthetic and depending on what you are growing can help you avoid making purchases of products that need to be shipped tremendous distances.
There are a lot of things that you are going to be able to plant in your front yard that will be quite good for curb appeal, but what happens when there is an absence of water – perhaps it hasn’t rained in a while?
If you are living with water restrictions of any sort you will appreciate making use of plants that are drought resistant so you don’t have to worry about the plants wilting from thirst and losing out on the lovely appearance they should have.
Your porch is a magnificent part of your home, but it could be even better depending on how well it is illuminated.
If you improve your porch lights, it’s quite possible that you will see better while on your porch and have more environmentally friendly lights at the same time.
Your improvements to the exterior of your home don’t have to be newly purchased.
It’s entirely possible that you can make use of items that were previously owned and then donated to a thrift store, for example.
Lastly, if you want to expand your porch, you should think about making use of reclaimed wood to expand it rather than newly cut wood.
Reclaimed wood is often scraped from other projects and repurposed for your own needs – and is better for the environment, certainly, since you’re taking that wood away from the landfill.