35 Super-Fast Fixes and Easy Upgrades
We've got tips to help you spiff up the spots visitors are most likely to focus on, from the front stoop to the dining table
1. Perk Up Front-Door Containers
Replant entry pots with winter-hardy specimens, such as dwarf evergreens or boxwood (shown here), and ring the base with English ivy and a few faux berries for a festive shot of color. To give plants the best chance of surviving the winter, pot them in a container at least 4 inches taller and wider than the root ball. You can transplant them to your yard from spring until fall, says This Old House landscape contractor Roger Cook.