3 Quick Ways to Spiff Up Your Outdoor Space

Would you like the kind of home that’s tailor-made for showing off and sharing with guests? Just follow these 3 easy steps.

It is so satisfying to drive up a clean driveway to a bright, sparkling house surrounded by green, lush grass and neatly mulched flower beds – in other words, a well-kept house that openly welcomes family and friends alike. But don't worry if your own home is in need of a little TLC. Here are 3 easy steps to improve your outdoor areas in very little time. Plus, they'll boost your home's curb appeal!

  • Freshen up landscape mulch.
  • Clean sidewalks, driveways, pathways, porches, patios, and siding with Scotts® outdoor cleaners.

Green Up the Lawn

During the growing season, your lawn can use up the nutrients in the soil faster than they're replaced, leaving grass looking faded instead of vibrant. Here's the simple solution: Feed it with Scotts® Green Max™ Lawn Food every 6 to 8 weeks during the growing season, following label directions. Just 3 days after applying, you'll notice your lawn has a deeper, richer color. The secret? This lawn food contains extra iron, an essential micro-nutrient that enhances the greening process so you see results fast. In addition to the lush look, feeding with Scotts® Green Max™ Lawn Food gives your lawn the other nutrients it needs to help grow a deep, robust root system to better withstand heat and drought.

Refresh Landscape Mulch

Mulch can add a fresh, vibrant look to your landscape beds, especially when you use a richly-hued one like Scotts® Nature Scapes® Color Enhanced Mulch, which creates a wonderful contrast with the rich greens and bright colors in your landscape. With time, though, even the best mulch breaks down and loses its color, so you'll want to refresh it by adding a new layer. Just apply it so it completely covers the old mulch—no need to start from scratch unless you want to.

Clean Sidewalks, Driveways, and More

Now that you've beautified your lawn and landscape, it's time to spiff up the driveway, front porch, back patio, and walkways. It's easy to get rid of dirt and stains from moss, mold, mildew, and algae from outdoor surfaces with Scotts® Outdoor Cleaner Patio & Deck with ZeroScrub™ Technology Concentrate or Scotts® Outdoor Cleaner Plus OxiClean™ Ready-to-Spray. And, don't forget about the exterior or your home; use Scotts® Outdoor Cleaner House & Siding with ZeroScrub™ Technology Ready-to-Spray to clean vinyl, stucco, brick, and other surfaces. For quick touch-ups, try Scotts® Outdoor Cleaner Plus OxiClean™ Heavy Duty Wipes. Whichever version you choose, be sure to follow label directions.

These 3 simple solutions are all you need to turn the look of your outdoor space from drab to fab, giving you just the right ambience for entertaining and just enjoying life. What are you waiting for?

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