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April 26, 2018

A few common questions people ask themselves before getting their property landscaped is,

 

       "Is this in my budget?" "What are the pros and cons of this service?" "Is it worth my money?"        

 

In this article, I will present four value adding features that landscaping your yard offers.

 

 

1. Its a good investment.

 

An article in the Washington Post, stated that a landscaping project roughly 10-15% of the value of your home can receive a rate of return between 100-1000%. This is dependent on the amount of money put into the project as well as the level of detail. 

 

The resale value of your home can also increase by as much as 12% and the sales speed up by approximately 6 weeks.

 

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2. Creates more usable spaces.

 

In the image below, we created multiple seating areas that create valuable entertaining opportunities for homeowners. There is also a significant amount of privacy associated with landscaping your property depending on the materials you use.

 

In the image below, we emphasized the use of natural planting materials to accentuated a ravine styled environment and increase privacy, while blocking unpleasant views like the neighbors behind this property. 

 

These spaces will also benefit from lower noise levels through noise minimizers like grasses and plants. Lawns and plants dramatically reduce noise pollution by 20-30% over hard surfaces like concrete and pavement.

 

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3. More sustainable living.

 

Having a professionally planned landscape can significantly reduce home heating and cooling bills through strategic planting mechanisms. Natural coolantslike grass are much cooler than asphalt or cement acting as an “air conditioner” for the surrounding area. Trees shading homes can also reduce attic temperatures by as much as 20 degrees Celsius. 

 

The health benefits from landscaping are also significant. Grass acts as an air cleaner by absorbing carbon dioxide and breaking it down into oxygen and carbon. In fact, a 50’x50’ lawn produces enough oxygen for a family of four. It can also create a landscape that reduces stress, boosts your immune system, and encourages you to be more active in nature.

 

Also, part of sustainable living is having the time to do what you want. A professionally constructed yard will leave you with more time to enjoy lives little pleasures without having to stress about making your yard look good. 

 

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4. It just looks good. 

 

Lastly, having your yard landscaped effects the overall impression to individuals around the neighborhood. A property that you can take pride in increases your positive attitude towards your home. The benefit of getting your yard professionally landscaped are the intricate and imaginative uses of style, features, plans and garden art to stand out from other properties in your community. 

 

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References

 

Kaminsky, J. C. (2015, April 01). How much value does landscaping add to your home when selling?

     Retrieved from https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/where-we-live/wp/2015/04/01/how-much-       value-does-landscaping-add-to-your-home-when-selling/?                                                                     noredirect=on&utm_term=.ebfd9c480494

 

The Benefits of Landscapes. (2018). Retrieved from https://www.loveyourlandscape.org/benefits/the        -benefits-of-landscapes/


 

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