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Would you like to set your home apart?

Time and time again, we come back to the importance of curb appeal. The curb appeal of your home provides potential buyers with their first impressions and the most return on your investment.

Over the past few months, we have been providing you with monthly tips and tricks for you garden and landscape. Today, we are diving into how to take care of your home’s curb appeal for the month of August.

Please scan through the list of tips below to discover what needs to be done in your yard in August.

  • Deadhead - Deadheading is a term used to describe removing dead flowers. When you deadhead a flower, you are literally removing the head of dead or dying flowers. What this does for your garden is it will encourage other flowerings and will enhance the look of your flowers. It is a form of good housekeeping for your plants and garden.
  • Water - August is typically the hottest month of the year and watering properly is a top priority. When watering, make sure to saturate the soil. This is true whether you are watering your grass, your flowers or your trees. By saturating the soil while watering, you will promote deep root growth and do not have to water as often. 
  • Mowing - To help keep your lawn green and lush, raise your mower’s cutting blade height to its highest setting. According to MSN Real Estate, longer grass will be able to conserve water and keep the roots cool.
  • Fall Gardening - Now is the time to start planting your fall vegetable garden. Top vegetables to consider planting include spinach, radishes, scallions, carrots and lettuce.
  • Harvest - Keep up on your vegetable garden by harvesting as often as you are able to.
  • Zucchini – If you planted zucchini in your garden, watch them carefully. During the month of August, zucchini can go from being the perfect size one day to become oversized the next.
  • Perennials, Shrubs and Trees - According to the Old Farmer’s Almanac, this is a great month to plant new perennials, shrubs and trees. This is a favored time of year to plant because they have a better chance to establish themselves during the milder fall months.
  • Planting drought tolerant perennials is a great way to add that something extra to your garden. Better Homes and Gardens recommends planting Black-eyed Susans, Russian sage and Threadleaf trickseed. These flowers are low maintenance and will add a special touch to your garden.


Whether or not you are considering putting your home up for sale, taking care of your home’s curb appeal is an important part of maintaining your home’s appearance. With the tips above, you have what you need to make sure your home shines all summer long.