Not every home project can be done without your neighbors’ consensus. An article from lehighvalleylive.com explains that there are local rules that need to be considered:

Making a yard and a community more beautiful begins at the curb. But that narrow space between sidewalk and street — sometimes called a boulevard, median, hellstrip, parkway, verge or tree belt — is a gardening challenge.

For starters, it's probably owned by the municipality but falls to the homeowner to maintain. So the first step in caring for it is to sort out what local rules allow.

"You need to go to the city's website if there are any questions about who owns what," said Evelyn Hadden, author of the new book "Hellstrip Gardening" (Timber Press). "The zoning laws should be posted online."

Local zoning laws limit what we can do about the curb appeal of our homes. However, there are particular projects that can be done wherein we wouldn’t need to worry about bothering others.

According to Forbes, clear windows, window treatments, and window styles, from the hell strip, significantly enhance the appearance of your home enough to catch the attention of any onlooker. In case you are looking for improvement projects that do not limit your preferences, including a classy style of windows in San Antonio to your home will do. There are various ready-made style options available in the market, and if nothing pleases you, there’s also that possibility of getting custom-made windows. Just make sure to call the right contractor to do the job.

For home improvement projects that can add appeal from the curbside of your property, contact Southwest Exteriors. We offer stylish, durable, and long lasting replacement windows in San Antonio that can surely make your home the most elegant, best looking one in town.

(Article Excerpt From Hellstrips: Challenge lies beyond the sidewalk, mysanantonio.com, June 17, 2014)