It was a huge relief when you came home and found out that the city garbage services had picked up all of the yard debris you left on the curb Monday morning. After spending all day on Sunday cutting down the lilac bushes by the front porch, your husband had a pile of branches taller than his car set out at the curb. They were all cut to the right length and bundled to the right size, and your husband was certain that everything would get picked up. It was not until you came home from work, however, that you knew for sure that everything was picked up.
The empty curb never looked so good!
Tearing out the lilac bushes was the first step in the next phase of the landscaping plan, and your husband was excited that he was able to tackle the very first part. You also have plans to look at retaining wall designs and a couple of different landscape design ideas before making your final decisions. This is a project that you have needed to address for several years, but the fact that you can no loner keep them trimmed means that the project could not wait any longer.
Landscaping Adds to Both the Beauty and the Value of Your Home or Business
Finding the right landscaping professional to help you complete the project at your house or your office is an important decision. When you find this professional, however, a whole new round of work begins. From selecting the right flowers, bushes, and trees to making sure that the plantings happen at the right time of the year, landscaping is an investment that can help you bring curb appeal and value to your property.
Consider some of these facts and figures about the landscaping industry and the impact that it has on the nation’s economy:
- Landscaping can decrease the amount of time a home is on the market, sometimes by as much as six weeks. The curb appeal can help catch the eye of neighbors who are driving by, as well as those who are looking for new homes.
- Over 50% of homeowners who are upgrading their outdoor spaces spend as many as six or more hours there every week. The top three uses of these outdoor spaces include relaxing, gardening, and entertaining.
- Outdoor locations around the house can help you reflect your personality and personal preferences.
- Keeping a yard mowed is only the first step of taking care of a home. It is important to make sure that you trim the bushes and prune the bushes as well.
- Instead of randomly selecting plants for the front of your house, it is often better to consult a professional landscaper and make selections that fit your climate zone.
- New tree plantings help the environment. In fact, one tree can remove 26 pounds of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere annually, equaling 11,000 miles of car emissions. Landscape plants, including shrubs and turf, remove dust, smoke, and other pollutants from the air.
- Great outdoor spaces help families enjoy their time together.
- Getting their clients to add landscaping to their property before it is listed is a popular trend. in fact, nearly 90% of real estate agents encourage homeowners to invest in landscaping prior to selling.
- Research indicates that 83% of Americans think having a yard is important.
- Estimates indicate that landscaping increases can increase a home?s resale value by as much as 14%.
- Additionally, 90% of those with a yard think it is important that landscapint is also well-maintained.
- The shade that is provided by trees can reduce air conditioning costs by as much as 25% or more during the summer. The shielding these trees provide against wind, on the other hand, can reduce heating costs by 10%.
If you are trying to find a way to make sure that your landscaping is LOOKING GREAT, it is important that you work with trained professionals who not only understand the climate and the plants that will be the most successful in that climate. For yourself and for the beauty and value of your home, landscaping is a great investment that will provide financial benefits. Do you have some old landscaping that you need to tear out and send to the curb?