Adding a landscape design to your property can enable your friends and family to enjoy fun outdoor activities, such as barbeque parties or friendly game competitions. However, enjoyment is not the only reason to consider landscaping as a beneficial option.
When a potential buyer sees your property, the first thing they will notice is the exterior, and this includes the landscape design and its elements. For this reason, many homeowners are now hiring a landscaping company to improve their home’s curb appeal and increase their property’s value in the market.
According to ASLA, you can enjoy an ROI of 100-200% with an efficient and elegant landscape when selling a residential property. However, not every design will work in your favor. Let’s take a look at some of the proven ways landscaping can improve the value of your home:
1. Simple yet Colorful
Adding lawn, shrubs and trees will probably keep the design simple and sufficient. However, your home will not be memorable for the buyers if there isn’t enough color, diversity or interest. Make a statement with a variety of different plants that will add to the visual aesthetics of the house.
It is pertinent to mention, adding variety does not mean cluttering your garden. Be sure to select plants that are suitable for the environment and your life style. Understanding the growth habit and maintenance required for your plants will help to ensure that they thrive and look beautiful for years. So, keep these things in mind when speaking with a landscape designer.
2. Matching the Property’s Design
It is important to have a uniform design that matches the design of your property. For example, if you have a colonial style home, perhaps a Zen style garden would seem out of place. Similarly, a minimalistic home design calls for a minimalistic garden design. It’s best to ask a professional for help if you’re not sure about the design style.
3. Adding Lighting and Fixtures
Consider adding cost-efficient lighting to your landscape to help illuminate the garden after sunset. Well-designed lighting will enhance the features in the landscape, improve safety, extend the amount of time you can enjoy its beauty and increase the amount of time available to interact with your landscape. From up-lights to spotlights and path-lights, there are many options to consider for landscape lighting. Additionally, adding décor elements to your garden will also make it unique and memorable.
4. Adding Retaining Walls
Retaining walls built on properties that have different elevations can increase the amount of flat usable space that can be purposed for firepits, gardens, solitary retreat, horseshoe pits, ponds and play structures. Retaining walls will introduce dynamic structures with a variety of textures, colors and elements. Typically, dry-stack stones, stone veneer and modular blocks are the most popular materials for a retaining wall.
5. Hiring Experts for the Job
Hiring experts with proven experience will not only ensure cost and time-efficient solutions but will also provide you with a landscape design that is best suited for your property and neighborhood. Your landscape dreams and concerns with a thorough site analysis of your landscape will influence an experienced designer’s final plan for your property’s landscaping. The design team at Campbell & Ferrara has combined over 120 years of experience in design and installation. Call Campbell Ferrara now for expert landscape design and installation services.