Family From Out Of Town Visiting? How To Make Your Exterior Impressive

Posted on: 21 July 2016


If you have family that you have not seen in some time visiting you, you want them to have a great impression of your home. This impression should include the exterior because this will give them their first impression. Below are two things you should consider doing.

Resurface Paved Driveway

If you have a pavement driveway that has seen its better days, you can resurface it to bring it back to all its glory. Resurfacing means installing a new layer over the current driveway. This layer is generally made of asphalt. This is much less expensive than tearing out your driveway and putting in a new one.

If you have cracks on your driveway, they may be able to put the asphalt layer right over them if they are not very large. If the cracks are large or there are other large areas of damage, the contractor will repair these areas. They will use a hot rubberized sealant to put over the damaged area. They may also place a paving fabric over the area before they start the resurfacing.

You should hire a contractor to put the surface of asphalt over your driveway if you are not experienced doing this. If you mess up, you will have to replace the entire driveway. Once the process is finished, you will have to wait a certain amount of time, such as one or two days, before you can walk or drive on your driveway.

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Update Landscaping

Update your landscaping to go along with your newly resurfaced driveway. If you have current flower beds, make sure all the weeds are pulled. Deadhead your flowers that have spent blooms on them. Depending on the flower, new blooms may take their place. If you have hedges that are unruly, trim them up so that they are uniform in size.

Fill up a beautiful container with fragrant flowers and set it by your front door. Your family members will smell this fragrance as they walk into your home. Some flowers you can choose from include:

  • Jasmine
  • Hyacinth
  • Heliotrope
  • Dianthus

Choose flowers that grow well in the zone that you live in. The garden center employee can help you with this.

Hire a landscaper to help you update your landscaping, if needed.

When you are finished doing these things, add some finishing touches. Hang a beautiful wreath on your front door, put a rocking chair on your front porch, and more.