Curb Appeal: Finishing Touches

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Curb appeal —making your home attractive at first glance—is a source of pride for many homeowners. Are you doing all you can to maximize your home’s curb appeal? Here are a few tips for trimming and edging, creating lawn patterns, and enhancing appeal with landscape plantings.

 

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Curb appeal —making your home attractive at first glance—is a source of pride for many homeowners. Are you doing all you can to maximize your home’s curb appeal? Here are a few tips for trimming and edging, creating lawn patterns, and enhancing appeal with landscape plantings.

What You'll Need

Tools:

20V Max Trimmer and Edger

Materials:

Landscaping bed
Black plastic edging

 

Step 1

Trimming & Edging

A perfectly manicured lawn cannot have sloppy borders. Even the lushest, deepest expanse of green grass will look shaggy and unfinished if it’s growing out over sidewalks and paths, or if tufts of grass are rising up the sides of planter boxes and terraces. To give your lawn a look that truly says finished, you must edge and trim it properly.


Step 2

Mowing for Maximum Appeal

Do you love the look of the pro ball diamond, with its geometric mowing pattern? If you have a large expanse of pristine turf and want to give it the ball diamond treatment, you can. All you need is a mower, a drum roller, and a keen desire to show off your precision mowing skills.


Step 3

Landscape Beds

Curb appeal goes beyond a great lawn with beautifully trimmed edges. Even if you aren’t a gardener, a few low maintenance plantings, trees or shrubs, and planters can add great impact.


 
 

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