It all starts with standing at your curb and making an honest evaluation. Before the first shrub is planted, take a good look at your home. To add depth to this house, we had homeowners Lynne and Mike Long remove their vinyl shutters and replace them with new wooden ones that they made themselves for about $150. Fresh paint colors on the shutters and door do wonders for updating the look. As for the yard, here's what we did in this Trussville, Alabama, landscape.