Fuss-free planted pots are a quick and effective way dress up your home’s exterior. They can make your porch and walkway come to life. This is an easy project to do if you’re looking to achieve a warm and inviting feeling without serious landscaping or gardening maintenance. All you need is a little vision and a few Saturday morning hours.
Here are some tips for adding more appeal to your front yard and turning your home’s entry into an inviting focal point by adding a few well-chosen and nicely arranged plants on the front porch.
First Find Pots You Love!
There are two great ways to select and arrange your pots.
1.) Weighted Symmetry – Choose containers of various sizes that match your decor style. Arrange them on multiple levels and seek visual symmetry. This doesn’t mean that you have the same pots on each side of the stair case. Instead, you want to look for equal visual weight on each side, created with varying pot sizes and even colors. Arrange smaller pots in groups of three, varying the sizes or staggering them on different steps to change the height. Or…
2.) Mirrored Symmetry – Select pots in 2’s, so you have a mirroring image on each side of your door or walkway.
Remember To Feed Your Plants!
Use good soil. Your plants won’t be receiving the natural nutrients found in the ground when planted in a pot so be sure to pick a good soil that will supplement these nutrients and give your plants a long lush life.
Consider Plant Maintenance And Arrangement Before Purchasing
Purchase hardy plants. Some of the appeal to potted plants is how low-maintenance they can be. For cost effectiveness stick to perennials which will come back year after year and native plants that will thrive in Park City’s unique climate. Add height to your pots by putting tall grassy plants near the middle and surrounding them with colorful lush flowering plants. For the outer edge of the pot choose plants that will spill over the edge of the pot and cascade down. Another great option for variation in your potted plants is to plant small shrubs.
You can quickly spruce up the front of your home with these simple tips. Have fun and be creative and in no time you will be able to transform your porch or walkway! If you want more ideas for boosting your curb appeal visit our website.