Most people understand that a well-designed landscape and meticulous lawn maintenance can make a significant impression. You can observe the difference when you are taking your dog for a walk or simply glancing at your neighbor’s backyard.We’ve all experienced that envy for our neighbor’s landscape, or perhaps you’re the house on the block that’s envied.
Our landscape can say a lot about our personality. Perhaps you like a very clean and classic look, or a more lush and very inviting landscape—you can imagine what these looks may say about who you are.
However beyond the type of landscape, impression, and personality, many would be surprised that the return of investment for landscaping and maintaining your outdoor space can be significant.
Think of it as an Investment
You may not be thinking of placing the “For Sale” sign in your yard at the moment, but it’s good to think ahead. After all, plants and landscapes develop over time through the years and seasons. Mature and lush plants make the best impression and these can be costly in the landscape installation process. It’s best on your budget to install a landscape that can fill-in over time.
How much can you expect in return?
Estimates vary on this question, but many argue 150% to 1,000% can be gained from investing in your landscape.* That’s nothing to sneeze at!
We always advise (per the advice of industry leaders) homeowners should invest 10% of your home’s value in landscaping.** After the initial install, it’s important to maintain your plants by pruning as necessary and installing fresh mulch to give your plants the nutrients they need.
Perhaps you have already invested in your landscape but would like to add more value to your home. Consider upgrading your patio from concrete to stone pavers, adding an irrigation system, or installing landscape lighting. Also, lawn treatments can rid your lawn of weeds and make your grass as green as possible. They are the absolute easiest and cheapest way to improve your lawn and stand out on the street.
Landscaping and general lawn maintenance may be the most underrated home improvement project on the scene. Obviously, we are here to help you with that. From install to maintenance, we are focused on the details to give you the most bang for your buck and to make sure your landscape and lawn is reflective of what you’d like it to say about you.
–Tyanne Sparks, HR and Marketing Manager
**Figures from American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA)