It’s a typical sight while driving through many suburban neighborhoods: mailbox, mailbox, mailbox. Wood posts, metal posts, black box, white box, gray and plastic…some are definitely prettier than others. No matter what kind you’ve got, unless you’re expecting a special delivery, it’s easy to not give much thought to the ol’ mailbox at the end of the driveway.

Design by Function Mailbox Garden

One of the easiest – and cost-efficient – ways to help boost the curb appeal of your home is to add a simple, yet stunning, mailbox garden at the end of your driveway.

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But maybe you should.

Although located down by the curb, your mailbox is actually still part of your home’s exterior – which leads us to two important words: curb appeal. Real estate agents are especially attentive to this term, as well as what it means for their clients. And rightfully so, because “curb appeal” is at the top of the list when it comes to what homebuyers look for in a landscape.

The fact is that a home with a charming exterior – house, plants and all – is more appealing than one that appears ordinary (or worse: ignored). And yes, this includes that plain mailbox stuck right out in front.

One of the easiest – and cost-efficient – ways to help boost the curb appeal of your home is to add a simple, yet stunning, mailbox garden at the end of your driveway.

This particular design is a small concept that brings huge results. All it takes are a few mounding perennials, one feature plant and a blooming vine that can climb up the mailbox post. Some quality edging that matches the architecture of your home helps complete the look with a touch of detail and class.

It doesn’t take much to boost the curb appeal of your home. The bonus of a mailbox planting is that it’s not just a joy to look at from the street – it’s a pleasure to admire as you look out a front window or from the porch, awaiting that special delivery.

Remember, when you shop for plants, pick the ones you like that match the functions identified on the plan!