New Orleans Real Estate - 6 Great Landscaping Ideas

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New Orleans Real Estate - 6 Great Landscaping Tips

I was recently reading the latest issue of Realtor Magazine and came across a small article with 6 great landscaping tips to increase curb appeal.  Landscape designer Michael Glassman created these tips:

1.  Add Splashes of Color - Our climate in New Orleans affords us with a plethora of choices of blooming plants. Choose one or two of them and repeat them throughout the garden.

2.  Size Trees and Shrubs to Scale - You want to plant trees and shrubs so as to not block windows, doors, and other architectural details.  Also, the size of the trees and shrubs should be directly related to the size of the house, the bigger the house, the bigger the trees!

3.  Maintain a Perfect Lawn - This one is a bit obvious! Your house will much better curb appeal if you have a beautifully manicured lawn.

4.  Light up the Outside - Consider "up" lighting to show off your trees at night.  You can create a little drama with some low-voltage lamps.

5. Let them Hear the Water - A nice small fountain in the front of your house will give the buyer a sense of calm prior to entering your house.  Plus, it make help block street noise.

6.  Use Decorative Architectural Elements - We are not talking about cheap lawn ornaments here! A new mailbox or planted window boxes can help increase your curb appeal.

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This New Orleans real estate condo market report was provided by Darryl Glade, Realtor with RE/MAX N.O. Properties. Darryl can be reached at or by phone at 504.451.8960. Darryl's office is conveniently located in Uptown New Orleans at 8001 Maple Street. Darryl works throughout the Greater New Orleans area including Uptown, Lakeview, Broadmoor, Mid-City, Metairie, Kenner, Westbank, French Quarter, and the Warehouse District.

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