Improve Your Home Value with Landscaping

Improve Your Home Value with Landscaping

 Nov/20/2018      836

How the Right Kind of Landscaping Can Improve Your Home's Value

Selling your home can be challenging depending on the market. Many homeowners want to ensure the value of their home grows, making selling easy when the time comes. A bit of landscaping can go a long way. Having a perfectly trimmed yard shows potential buyers that you care about your home. A well-kept outside probably means you've maintained the inside as well. Curb appeal can often have a large impact on how fast your house moves on the market.

Whether you are attempting to increase the value of your home or want to improve the curb appeal for your own enjoyment, here are some simple and strategic ways to maintain good landscaping all year long.

Kill Weeds

Letting weeds grow can have long-term consequences. Nothing says you ignore your lawn like overgrown weeds. There are several ways to keep weeds at bay. Avoid digging. Weed seeds live throughout your hard. However, only a small amount are close enough to the surface to grow. Every time you dig into your lawn, you could be giving weeds room to grow. Instead of digging up weeds, you could use a sharp knife with a narrow blade to slice through weed roots.

To stop weeds before they grow, you could use weed killer. Spraying your yard thoroughly can prevent weeds from growing for long periods of time. It's important to follow directions to be safe and successful at applying weed killer. It's important to remember that weed killer doesn't work better with a stronger concentration. It's better to spray again then spray too much of a dose at once. There are organic weed killers as well.

Add Trees

Adding a tree to your property can increase the value of your home by as much as 10 to 15 percent. Trees provide shade, keeping your home cooler. They also remove harmful carbon dioxide and pollution from the air.

It's important to maintain your trees. That includes properly trimming branches each season. If unkept, branches could fall and injure someone. An arborist can be a good investment. An arborist can review your trees, test soil samples and more to discover any diseases or infestations that could be killing your tree. If left untreated, a sick tree could fall and damage you or your neighbor's property.

Consider Flowers and Shrubs

Flowers can do a lot for a home in terms of beautification, but they can be a lot of work to plan and maintain. Potted plants around your yard might be easier than planting a full garden and can add just as much visual appeal.

Shrubs are easy to maintain and provide additional privacy. Consider planting shrubs strategically to provide more privacy to your home.

Whether you're considering flowers, trees, grass or other types of landscaping be sure to consider your climate. Certain plants do better in the heat, while others prefer the cold. If you live in California or other states where there's fear of a drought, consider desert plants that require less watering.

Are you considering landscaping? Get a quote from one of our landscaping pros today!