When’s the last time you tended to your landscaping? When the cold seasons arrive and your beloved lawn or garden takes a hit, it helps to gather a few tips into your back pocket for when the weather turns agreeable again. You can contact a commercial landscaping company to give your outdoor settings a boost or you can go the do-it-yourself route and learn a few new tricks! Whichever route you want to take, it helps to have a little prior knowledge to get you off on the right foot. Landscape design, while very much for show, can also make you a healthier, happier and, yes, richer person. Let’s look at the top four landscaping tips, from increasing your home’s value to choosing design aspects!
Boosting Your Real Estate Value
Who doesn’t like being the envy of the party? While giving your house a makeover can get you popular with the neighbors, it can also catch the eye of real estate agents. A whopping 90% of real estate agents encourage homeowners to invest in landscape design before selling their home, as a mere 5% increase in your home’s value can get you an ROI of 150%! This can include, but is certainly not limited to, renovated sidewalks, new fences, ferns, shrubs, gardens and patios. This can even speed up the sale of your home, as the average house with recent landscaping updates can be sold in as little as six weeks on the market!
Increasing Your Health
Did you know landscaping is incredibly good for your health? It’s true! Planting trees or bushes around your home is nature’s equivalent of a good purifier, clearing up your air and eliminating common irritants such as smoke, pollen, dander and pesticides. If you’ve got asthma or allergies, kiss that congestion goodbye by planting your own personal forest. Trees and bushes are also good for reducing noise pollution, replacing irritating sounds with soothing and gentle noises day in and day out. Perfect for a good night’s sleep!
Creating A New Hobby
People who spend time every day working on a beloved hobby have better emotional and physical health than those who do not! A recent survey saw over half of all its respondents saying they spend six or more hours per week relaxing, gardening and entertaining through the use of their outdoor spaces. Yet more homeowners are finding joy in painting their house, buying acres for livestock or just building a new deck and chair set for get-togethers. The majority of Americans also agree that having and maintaining a healthy yard should be high on anybody’s priority list, which means you can kill two birds with one stone!
Getting Started With Landscaping
Knowing about physical, emotional and financial benefits is all well and good — where do you even get started with your own landscaping design? First question to ask yourself is why you want to renovate your home. Do you want to provide a better experience for your guests or are you looking to fuel a new pastime? Some choose to establish a new garden, creating a bounty of flowers and vegetables to give their house a little cheer (as well as dinner fodder!). Others choose to give their fence a new paint job, creating a fun project that can last throughout the month. Whatever you choose, you stand to improve all aspects of your life as well as increase the value of your home should the winds of change blow your way. What project will you start today?