What do you feel when you pass by a home that’s been beautifully landscaped? The green, lush grass, the seasonal plants, the manicured hedging, the thoughtful hardscaping features – it all comes together to create a welcoming environment that anyone would love coming home to.
Professional landscaping can totally transform the look and feel of your home. And, the best part is, when you invest in landscaping, you no longer have to give up your weekends mowing the grass, tending to the plants, and maintaining the overall aesthetic. Nor do you have to worry about spending money on expensive plants that you don’t have the time or skill to care for just to ensure the exterior of your home looks attractive.
The truth is, for both residential and commercial property owners, a landscaping investment is one of the best investments you can make. For the modest amount of money you put in, you have so much to gain. Here are four benefits you’ll see when you invest in your landscaping.
Increases the Value of Your Property
If you’re thinking about selling your property, investing in landscaping can help you to increase the value of your home by 10 to 12 percent. Buyers like to see a home that looks inviting and well-maintained, and they’re willing to pay more for it.
Part of the reason for this is, a gorgeous outside promises a well-kept interior. When you have a nice-looking front yard, you’ve already convinced people that they’ll experience the same quality and high aesthetic standard indoors, before they even walk in the door! Beautiful landscaping and great curb appeal can also help your property stand out – which is a huge bonus in a competitive buyer’s market.
Allows for a More Sustainable Lifestyle
This is one benefit a lot of property owners don’t realize. A landscaping investment can actually help you save money on your energy bills. At Start to Finish Landscaping, we factor energy efficiency and the comfort level of your indoor and outdoor lifestyle into the equation when we create a plan for your landscaping.
By creating shade in the right places and planting specific plants, you can help to insulate your home from the unwanted summer heat, while also capitalizing on desired passive solar gain in the summer. As a result, you won’t just have a more beautiful home. You’ll also be able to reduce your energy usage.
Protects the Property from Environmental Damage
Landscaping can also protect your property from damage from flooding, droughts, and storms. We know the local climate well and can advise you on what plants will help to ensure proper drainage around your home to prevent moisture from pooling around your home when those heavy rains pour down. We also know what plants are drought resistant and that won’t require a lot of water during summer droughts.
The Right Landscaping Creates a Calming Environment
Whether you spend time in your backyard gardens or you simply love the feel of walking up to your well-landscaped home, a landscaping investment can transform your property from a standard house to a tranquil retreat. Having a lot of greenery and colorful foliage around us has a calming effect on the mind. Your landscaping can also be a source of pride and joy every time someone compliments you on your lovely front yard or your tasteful outdoor entertaining area.
Landscaping can add so much to your lifestyle, making your home a more inviting, energy-efficient desirable place to be. Get in touch with us today and let’s talk about landscape design possibilities for your property.