Flowering trees, stone walkways, a bubbling fountain…we all remember seeing a particular property at one time or another that absolutely took our breath away. Whether a residence or a business, there is undoubtedly a common denominator in what made that property unforgettable. What is it? The answer comes from the world of landscape design.
Attractive landscaping is a key factor in making property irresistible and eye-catching. But to landscape on your own can be a daunting task. One way to achieve the look of your dreams is to use a landscape professional. If you’re not sold on aesthetics, here are some financial reasons why you should consider a landscaping company for your property.
Impact on Property Value
Beautiful landscaping is commonly referred to as curb appeal. Curb appeal isn’t just a pretty face. It also is a highly specialized sector, with appealing financial benefits to make your bank account happy. Money Magazine wrote that landscape design can bring a recovery value of 100 to 200% at selling time. And according to a Clemson University study, homes with “excellent” landscaping can generate a sale price about 6 to 7% higher than equivalent houses with “good” landscaping.
Impact on Turnaround Sale Time
In a hurry to sell? Attractive landscaping can speed up a building’s sale by as much as six weeks. Additional landscape features such as plantings, fire pits, retaining walls, outdoor kitchens, ponds, and waterfalls also add to the overall resale value of a property.
Impact on Energy Savings Costs
According to the US Dept. of Energy, energy-efficient landscaping can save up to 30% on home heating bills. Dense trees can block up to 95% of sunlight and 75% of its heat, which will have a significant impact on energy bills. Trees can reduce an unshaded home’s summer air-conditioning costs by 15% to 50%.
In conclusion, while it’s exciting to embark upon a landscape project to beautify your property, it is more exciting–even imperative–to have the work done by qualified professional landscapers. Remember,upkeep is an ongoing process,and you will be glad you decided to turn the reins over to a landscape professional who will come back and keep the property looking as fresh and fantastic as they day they finished the job.