Are you planning a home remodel in the near future? Do you want to get your exterior looking as nice as your interior will look? If you're updating the look inside your home, it doesn't make any sense to ignore what your landscaping looks like. But when you're already spending a lot of time and money on the inside of your home, you're going to want the most bang for your buck when it comes to landscaping. Although you could simply pick a few things to do at random, it makes much more sense to prioritize your efforts. Here are some things that can immediately help with your home's first impressions.
Prune your trees
Trees naturally grow a bit lopsided and haphazardly, depending on the exact species and growing conditions. While they might not necessarily look ugly, tree trimming services like Johnson's Tree Service & Stump Grinding can make them look so much better. Whether it's just removing a few dead branches or more serious shaping is needed, the employees of tree trimming services can get your tree looking more beautiful and attractive -- even if you're personally unable to explain exactly why it just looks better. As a bonus, regular trimming removes diseased and/or decaying branches that could cause harm to the tree, allowing it to live longer than it would without the trimming.
Shape your bushes
Bushes and hedges are at least as important as trees when it comes to making your home look welcoming and inviting. Bushes with branches that grow randomly are often not very nice to look at and could be a hazard if they are growing too close to the sidewalk. For large hedges, you may want to employ one of your local tree trimming services to trim it into shape, but small- to medium-sized bushes can be pruned into shape by yourself or by a local landscaping company.
Dethatch your lawn
If your grass has started to look a bit straggly in the summer, there's a good chance it's because it hasn't been dethatched in many years. When grass is dethatched, a special tool is used to separate and cut the roots that are naturally growing close together and intertwining. While this can be stressful for the grass and shouldn't be done on a yearly basis, dethatching is essential to help break down dead grass roots and give the living plants more room to grow. Similar to how the removal of dead branches by tree trimming services will allow your trees to flourish, dethatching your lawn will make the grass grow back thicker and fuller than it was before.