The Michigan Nursery and Landscape Association says your landscape is an investment that grows over time. While this may sound self-serving, the facts bear it out.
Keeping up with your home’s landscape and gardens can contribute up to 28% of your home’s overall value.John Harris, Landscape Economist
The return on investment of landscaping can vary depending on the project; Some real estate experts say that smart landscape design can give a return on investment of 200-400% and landscape economist John Harris says that keeping up with your home’s landscape and gardens can contribute up to 28% of your home’s overall value.
A well-maintained and landscaped garden doesn’t just positively influence sales price, it can also reduce time spent on the market.
Well-planned landscaping improvements go a long way in adding curb appeal. More importantly a well-designed landscape will increase the functional usage and your family’s enjoyment of your property.
Whether you’re looking to sell your home in the future or you just want to invest in your property, there are several landscaping projects that can add real value to your home.
Begin with a Custom Landscape Design
If you’re considering making any upgrades to your home, landscape design should be the first on your list because plantings are one of the few things that continue to add value over time as they mature. Choosing the right company is critical, as a bad design or poor plant selections can actually lower the value of your home. Look for a company who can handle all aspects of your project including landscape design, plant selection, project management, installation and with great customer service. Regular maintenance protects your investment.
Add Color to Your Landscape
Place a few nicely planted seasonal container gardens at your front entrance, back patio, or any other area where you want to draw attention.
Eye-catching plants increase curb appeal, and colorful foliage is one of the many great ways to do this.
Repair or Replace Lawn Areas
Another aspect of curb appeal is a healthy lawn. Repair and maintain your existing lawn. You can do this by regular weed control, fertilizing, reseeding, as needed, and watering effectively.
Improve Your Outdoor Living Space
Create an outdoor entertaining space to enjoy and to make a lasting impression.
The ROI of landscaping is undeniable, but when making upgrades to your home, quality is important. Working with an experienced landscaping company can make all the difference.
It’s worth noting that while ROI is important, it’s equally important to have a space that you love. The personal enjoyment you and your family will experience as you relax and entertain is priceless.
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