Landscaping refers to improving the features of your home property, both aesthetically and for practical usage. Making your home property look better and useful has lots of benefits: environmental, money saving, health and social benefits -, all of which lead directly to increasing the value of your home. Even though you are not planning to sell your home in the near future, you might want to do it in some years, and starting to improve the property step by step is the best solution, adding to a better lifestyle while still living there. But be careful, because if you will sell your property at some point in the future, you might want to consider landscaping not only accordingly to your own tastes, but also to the potential buyer’s ones.
A beautiful and practical landscape can increase your home value with as much as 15%, and adding patios, hedges or curbs can bring even more value to your property, also managing to find a buyer much faster. Investing? Probably around 5% of the home's value. So the profit is clear.
Let’s take a look at some factors that improve your property value by landscaping:
- Property erosion prevention. Soil erosion can damage the foundation of your house and, in this situation, you might find your basement completely flooded.
- Health and social benefits: It’s a known fact that plants improve the quality of the air you breathe. So planting the right trees will certainly improve that, along with reducing the noise pollution. Also, the flow of pollutants to sources of water can be reduced. More over, don't ignore the psychological advantages: a successful landscape will reduce the stress of your family members through colors, fragrances, nice sounds to enjoy and through exercise by gardening.
- Energy costs: you can have lower bills to pay by planting the right trees. When plants are properly selected and placed the results can come in lowering heating and cooling cost by as much as 20%.
Aside these three main advantages of landscaping, add an improved architecture of your house and managing to hide some of the spots a guest can easily see: air conditioners, pool equipment or heat pumps. Don't you think it's time for a landscape after seeing all these?