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Is your church’s idea of landscaping services simply having a deacon mow and weedeat around your sign? If that’s the case, you’re missing out on several benefits that some color and curb appeal can bring to your church.

The first impression many people will get of your church is from the appearance of the outdoor area. So, make sure it’s a welcoming, inviting space that they feel comfortable visiting — or they might not come in.

Because that’s the goal, right? You want your church to be an approachable place people can turn to for worship and fellowship.

Here are three ways you can do that by adding color and curb appeal to your church property.

church curb appealInstall Seasonal Color With Plants

One of the best ways to add curb appeal is with colorful plants. There are a variety to choose from for each season that will thrive on your church property.

Some popular options include knock-out roses, hydrangeas, pansies, violas, marigolds and lantanas. The best plants for your property will depend on your landscape’s conditions, desired maintenance levels and, of course, your personal preference.

The plants can be rotated throughout the year to make sure your beds always look their best. Or, you can opt to go with perennials that will keep coming back with color.

Light Up Your Property

You are called to be the light of the world, but is your property doing that in a more literal way? Landscape lighting can make a big impact on your site and also increase your church’s levels of safety and security.

Here are a few high-impact areas to add lighting:

  • Signage
  • Entrances
  • Plant beds
  • Structures

Uplighting the church, plants and signs will make sure they stand out and also give the property a dramatic look when the sun goes down. You can also highlight structural features like interesting architectural work, stained-glass windows and steeples.

Criminals and others up to no good aren’t going to want to be on your property if it’s well lit. Plus, the lighting will make it easier for visitors to navigate the terrain — reducing the chance for slip and falls.

Incorporate Budget-Friendly Ideas

We understand budgets are tight, so make the most of what you have with some inexpensive curb appeal options for your church.

If you don’t have funds to install a full bed of seasonal color, use a few groundcovers that will spread and make the bed look fuller. You can also put large container plants near entrances for a wow factor without much cost. These can be a combination of flowers or even trees that do well in containers.

And if your signage has seen better days, repairing or repainting it can make a huge impact.

Once your church has some real curb appeal and color, let others see it — and not just the people who drive by or visit. A free way to reach more people is by posting photos of your church property on your website and social media pages.


Nowadays, people looking for a church are going to check it out online first, and you want them to see a well-maintained property.

Give Your Church Curb Appeal

These are ideas for what will add color and curb appeal — but don’t forget about the “when.”

All of the work needs to be done at the end of the week so the landscape looks its best for Sunday services. The work also should be done around events like weddings or funerals so they aren’t interrupted with the sound of mowers. Make sure you choose a commercial landscaping company that truly understands your church’s landscape needs and stays in contact about your changing schedule.

HighGrove Partners maintains and enhances church properties throughout the Atlanta-metro area, and we’d love to work with you to add curb appeal to your landscape.

Contact us to see how we can make your church landscape more welcoming and appealing.


Last modified: September 20, 2016

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