Everyone knows that people judge a house depending on how it looks from the street - even you do - it's hard not to. If you drive up to a house with a messy driveway full of cracks and weeds growing through them, you're not going to think that it's the most beautiful of houses, are you?
So whether you do plan on selling your home, or you just want to make it look better because it's your place to do with what you will - go for it. Tidy it up and add some color - it really isn't as much of a job as you may think once you get stuck in.
Here's what you can do.
Clean up the edges
If you leave your driveway unkempt, you can expect all different weeds to grow around the sides, so you will want to either pull them all out by hand or get some weed killer and sprinkle it down where you see fit. If you keep on top of this regularly, the weeds will reduce the speed in which they grow, and may even stop growing there altogether, so even though you may find it frustrating to see them all back there after a week's time - keep at it.
Plant some color
Flowers can be used in so many different areas on your driveway, but one place that will never seem to let you down, is along the sides. It's a very pretty way to create a border that flows nicely with the shape of your driveway. Just bear in mind though that if you plan on arranging them there, it's best if you keep them all the same size and width. This will make it look clean rather than overgrown, plus you don't want something too crazy otherwise you will be having more to maintain.
Clean it up
One of the simplest ways to do this (if you haven't got a pressure washer) is with a bucket of hot water and an old hard bristled brush. You could even add some of the weed killer product to the hot water if you needed to. Then empty the bucket and scrub as hard as you can. Keep doing this until all bits of dirt and stains have been removed.
Spruce up the concrete
Now it's time for a bit of concrete restoration. Once have given your driveway a good scrub, you will want to apply a sealer to ensure everything is looking new and fresh. Having said that, if you notice some rather big cracks in your concrete, it would be wise to call in the professionals so they can evaluate the area to make sure it's safe.
Add some solar lights
Solar lights are great because not only do they come in all different shapes, sizes, and styles. But they are also really good for the planet because, in the daytime, the sun charges them up, so when night time comes, they are able to glow brightly without using any sort of electricity or battery. Plus they will look lovely and inviting for when you have guests over.