There’s nothing like a garage for utility. It allows you to keep your car protected from bad weather, so you aren’t scraping ice off the windshield in a whirl of blowing snow at 8 in the morning. And let’s face it, where else would you throw your tennis rackets, rakes, garden gloves, basketballs and…well, you get the idea.
But when it comes to curb appeal, a garage can be as plain and unattractive as a broken-down VW bug. Long, unadorned walls create visual dead zones, and compacted soil and limited space around those walls often make planting to beautify the spot difficult.
But the right plant choices can help overcome these challenges. Houzz offers these tips:
Pick hardy perennials and succulents. Look for drought-tolerant plants with colors that provide contrast against the house, so that they stand out.
Use ornamental grasses: They are hardy and add subtle color and texture that provides visual interest.
Build a custom planter on the side of the garage: This offers planting space where it didn’t previously exist. As an added bonus, you can fill it with a rich dirt mix that’s more conducive to plant growth than Colorado’s notoriously clay-compacted soil.
ReMax of Cherry Creek brokers also suggest adding aesthetic details, such as iron art, a decorative window or door or shutters to add interest and texture.