You might be loving just about everything about your family's newly-constructed home, but there might be one thing that you are not happy with -- the bare appearance of your home's lot. After a home is freshly built, it can be expected for the lot to be quite bare. In fact, it can take years for your lawn to look fully mature. Luckily, following a few tips now can make your property look more well-established and mature without you having to wait so long.  

Plant Sod

As you probably already know, it can take quite some time for grass seeds to really take off. Even after the grass starts to grow, you may have to deal with lots of thing spots until it spreads properly or until you are able to toss out more grass seeds.

Since having healthy, mature and pretty green grass is one of the first steps to having a more mature lawn, it's a good idea to do something about this. Luckily, there is a great option -- planting sod. If you purchase sod for your property (from an outlet such as B & B Hoffman Sod Farms), you'll be able to plant already-grown grass. This can cause your property to go from looking like a construction zone to being nice and green in no time.

Use Mulch or Gravel

The key to making your not-so-mature lawn look a lot more mature is to add color when you can. One good way to do so is to use mulch or gravel. Creating walkways with gravel and surrounding your home with mulch can make a dramatic statement and can be done in just one day. Plus, mulch has practical purposes, such as keeping your just-planted plants nice and healthy and preventing weed growth.

Plant Mature Plants

Although it can be cheaper to plant your new plants from bulbs or seeds, it can take a lot longer for you to see any results. Consider shopping at your local garden center for already-mature plants. Even adding a few small trees and green shrubs can make a big difference while you are waiting for your flowers and other plants to grow.

As you can see, there are things that you can do to make your bare lot look a lot more mature almost instantly. Since your bare lot is probably making your house feel a lot less like home, take these steps now so that you can enjoy your newly-constructed home more than ever.