Summer is the best time to amp up the curb appeal of your home! Whether you’re about to sell your home or you just want to make it more inviting, there are easy ways to make the exterior of your home look great. Summer is all about easy living, so we’ve compiled our top tips for sprucing up your curb appeal without breaking a sweat — or breaking the bank.

Make an instant garden

While gardening can be hard work, you can easily create an instant garden without all that fuss. Simply head to your local garden center for some ready-made containers. At this time of year, you can find a huge assortment of plants and flowers in a wide variety of pots to match your tastes and your landscape. Create a cluster of them around your front door for instant curb appeal. Just don’t forget to water them!

Install a fountain

The sound of trickling water can be so relaxing, especially on a hot summer’s day. If you’ve got an electrical outlet in your yard, then you can quickly and easily enjoy the sound of water splashing by installing a fountain. You don’t even have to leave your home, as you can find an endless array of fountains online. Plug it in, add water, and enjoy!

Add garden art

Another very easy way to enhance your curb appeal this summer is by adding garden art. This could include metal cutouts, birdbaths, wind chimes, or sculptures. Choose art that complements the look of your home and the natural surroundings. You can even DIY garden art with materials you may already have around your home.

Cut the grass

Sometimes all you need to spruce up your curb appeal is a manicured lawn. Keeping the grass cut makes a home look well-kept, especially if you edge the lawn. If you’d rather kick up your heels than push the mower, then consider hiring a professional lawn care company to keep your yard maintained. Or hire a neighborhood teen who wants to make some extra money during summer vacation.

Keep things clean

Dust and dirt can accumulate on the exterior of your home, making it look dingy and uninviting. A simple solution is to get out the garden hose and give everything a good spray. Blast the dirt off your siding, brick, front porch, driveway, and sidewalks. For a deep clean, consider renting a pressure washer for the day. We promise, seeing how clean everything gets is deeply satisfying.

Get new lights

Have you ever driven by a house at night that’s all lit up and noticed how nice it looks? You can create that at your own house without very much effort at all. If you have access to an electrical outlet, then you can easily install path lights and spotlights to create a welcoming and cozy look at night. But even if you don’t have an outlet, you can get the same results. There are many excellent solar lighting options available, from powerful spotlights to lovely string lights that add ambiance. Just be sure to set the solar panel in an area that gets enough sunlight during the day to power them for a few hours at night.