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How Flowers Can Boost Your Curb Appeal

Flowers can be a powerful tool for increasing your home's curb appeal.

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Flowers aren’t just pretty. Used strategically, they can be a powerful tool for increasing your home's curb appeal. Follow these tips and you can leverage all those petals to help your property bloom.

1. Buy a color wheel
Understanding how different colors relate to one another is important. Spend a few bucks on a color wheel from your local paint or art supply store to help you learn how different colors relate to one another. Choose flowers with colors close to one another on the wheel for a more harmonious scheme, or colors on opposite sides of the wheel for a complementary color theme. To really mix things up, choose three colors that are equidistant from each other on the wheel.

2. Use color to "enlarge" your yard or garden bed
A monochromatic color scheme can help create a feeling of spaciousness. This is because the eye is not interrupted by other colors. To mix things up, add lighter and darker versions of the same color flowers.

3. Highlight favorite features
Have a fabulous front door? Draw eyes to it by planting brightly colored or white flowers around it. Flowers can be an effective way to accent the architectural features you – and prospective buyers – love.

4. Use white
White can be the most attention-grabbing color in landscaping. White flowers and foliage serve as terrific focal points, plus they make other colors look richer and create a sense of depth in a garden.

5. Don't forget green
There are so many vivid shades of green to use when highlighting your home. Combining different shades and a variety of foliage textures can add depth and excitement to your yard.

6. Anticipate changing seasons 
Remember to plan for how the colors of the plants you choose will change with the seasons. Add in some year-round perennials so your yard is still vibrant when flowers wilt in cooler seasons.

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Source: Better Home and Garden