Wednesday, February 8, 2017

How to Landscape Your North Shore Home This Spring

We may still have chilly temperatures here on Chicago's North Shore, but before we know it, the snow will be thawed and spring will arrive again! As a homeowner, that means it's time to get down to business on planning your landscaping for the upcoming months.

Perhaps you have a garden in mind or are finally going to get around to mulching and planting near your home's entry— either way, I've included below a few top landscaping trends emerging for 2017 that will fuel your inspiration!

Incorporate various greenery
Use a variety of textures and shades of greenery when landscaping your Highland Park, Glencoe, Winnetka, Deerfield, or Northbrook home this year. You might like to incorporate boxwood and ivy instead of choosing just one for added interest, in addition to the pops of color your flowers will bring to the yard.

Create a pollinator garden
Homeowners on Chicago's North Shore might like to give the pollinators a helping hand with a garden that attracts specifically hummingbirds, butterflies and even honeybees. Today's homeowners are increasingly aware of their preservation and are finding ways to best maintain them with an oasis in their yards and gardens.

Vary materials
Add visual interest to your landscaping with paths made of pebbles or stones, bringing in planters or pots and installing gates and railings to your deck. These not only create a more casual feeling, but they keep your landscaping looking well thought out and put together.

Look into smart grass
You would be surprised at the amount of options available for seeding your Deerfield, Evanston, Glencoe, Glenview, Highland Park, Kenilworth, Lake Bluff, Lake Forest, Lincolnshire, Lincolnwood, Northbrook, Northfield, Riverwoods, Skokie, Wilmette, and Winnetka lawn— even something called smart grass! These forms of grass are designed to better withstand the elements, while keeping that healthy look as long as possible.

Everything from landscaping to power washing to repairing those cracks in your driveway can help attract buyers to your North Shore home! Give me a call today for more information about preparing your home to sell and boosting your home value.

I look forward to hearing from you!

Janie Bress
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