Please help our ugly exterior!

SillygirlioApril 18, 2014

Hello everyone, I'm new here. My husband and I have owned this house for seven years and have never done anything to the landscaping. It is ugly and bare and we know we need to do something, but we are clueless! I've seen the advice and mockups on this site and would love and appreciate if you could do that for me. My USDA zone is 5A and our house is west facing and gets full sun all afternoon. It is HOT under that window. Thanks!

This post was edited by Sillygirlio on Fri, Apr 18, 14 at 19:50

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Change box shape of the house.

    Bookmark   April 18, 2014 at 8:54PM
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That looks great. My husband and I have discussed that possibility and may do it in the future... but right now we're dealing with a pretty small budget so I need to embrace the fact that I live in a rectangle. :) An ugly, ugly rectangle!

    Bookmark   April 18, 2014 at 10:04PM
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Adding a pergola can soft box shape.

    Bookmark   April 18, 2014 at 11:33PM
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The basics. Get recommendations here, locally or regional forum for what plants could give effects you wish. (Color drawn is immaterial. Do whatever colors.)

    Bookmark   April 18, 2014 at 11:54PM
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A few well placed trees would do wonders. Yardvaark has nailed it.

    Bookmark   April 19, 2014 at 6:20PM
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I Like Yard's sketch... added dark grey shutters, red door, and planter to the left of door for additional curb appeal. I find the white shutters with white trim and white door takes away from the look of the house. For cheap, you could paint them and make the white trim pop.

This post was edited by SC77 on Sat, Apr 19, 14 at 21:50

    Bookmark   April 19, 2014 at 9:49PM
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