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Best Flower and Plant Ideas for Any Season

Curb appeal - how a home presents itself from the outside - is an important part of its position in the larger marketplace, according to the National Association of Realtors®. Curb appeal is important year-round, and the living landscapes of a property play a crucial role in a home’s first impression. Here are a few flower and plant tips and ideas for your front yard that can help catch a buyer’s eye in any season.

Pick native plants

By selecting native plants to your area, you help ensure that your landscaping will thrive year-round. Your landscaping will also require less water and upkeep if it’s filled with plants and flowers native to the area. Take a look at the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Plant Hardiness Zone Maps to help you choose plants and flowers that can thrive in your region.

Right Flower, Right Spot

Be sure to plant colorful flowers not just in laid-out, perfectly formed flower beds, but also along fence lines throughout the front yard, as well as in flowerpots and containers placed near the front door. Nothing invites a potential buyer to look more closely at a home than a pretty, colorful display of flowers at the home’s entry.

Perennials for Sun and Shade

The best part of perennial flowers is that they have such vivid color, and come back every year. The best long-blooming perennials for sunny spots include Agastache, Butterfly Bush, Clematis, Dianthus, Liatris and Nepeta. The best shade perennials include Ajuga, Anemones, Dicentra, Hostas, and Lungwort.

Flowering shrubs

Because we want our landscapes to have color in any season, there are several excellent flowering shrubs to choose from that can take the heat of Arkansas summers. Consider the Abelia, Althea, Buddlea, Clethra, Crape Myrtle, Hydrangea, or Spirea for colorful flowering shrubs.

Don’t Forget the Greens!

One of the best backdrops to colorful flowers are lush, green leaves. The sweet potato plant is laden with leaves that bloom year-round and contain a bright, happy color of green. The leaves of this plant don’t even need flowers to look inviting. They spill brilliantly over containers and drape beautifully down stairs and fences.

Give us a call!

Because your beloved home deserves to look its very best, you will need an experienced real-estate agent to help show off your pride and joy to the home-buying world. Plus, the agents at Southern Tradition Real Estate have decades of experience and a whole network of contacts and long-developed relationships in the Northwest Arkansas area to help you find the perfect home for you. Contact us today at 479-365-2585 or stop in at 4700 S. Thompson Street, Suite B-101, in Springdale and let us help you find your new home!

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