A FRESH FOCUS
Once you’ve trimmed and mulched existing plants, add layers with well-thought-out changes like extending the shrubs that line your foundation beyond their current footprint. “Don’t be afraid to create more sweeping planting beds that frame your house and lawn and pull out toward the curb,” says Meg. Window boxes, with a drip irrigation system to keep flowers fresh, are another nice touch. Painting the front door or shutters will also update the exterior look.