Landscaping 101: How it Adds Value to Your Property

There is no way of predicting what might happen in your life. Not to mention, the housing market is always prone to fluctuations. In other words, the option of selling property is always on the table. This is why if you’re a person who thinks ahead, you should always be looking for ways to add value to your property. While there are a lot of ways, a simple, foolproof, way to boost your property’s value is landscaping.

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A proper, well-maintained garden can easily add up over a thousand dollars to the value of your property because, as you probably know, a good looking landscape can accentuate the look of a house. On the other hand, a neglected landscape can ruin everything. Now that we have established the importance of landscaping, in order for you to properly increase the value of your house, you need to understand how does landscaping actually increase your property’s value.

  1. It gives off a good first impression

Imagine that you’re going to look at a property. What is the first thing that you encounter? Almost always the answer would be the landscape. If the grass is healthy, good-looking, and evenly trimmed, the impression you’d get is that if the owners take that much care of the grass, the inside of the house must be in perfect shape too. This can make buyers more willing to offer more for the house.

  1. It allows the owner to increase their selling price

A house increases in value according to what it offers. A house with a pool, for example, is expected to be sold at a higher price than a regular house. It’s the same thing when it comes to houses with a decent looking landscape construction.

A landscape with a professional look simply gives you all the more reason to bump up your selling price. After all, all that care for your landscape must have cost you something.

  1. It is a time-proof feature

What sets apart landscaping from other value-boosting alterations is that it never goes out of style. People will always want a decent looking landscape in front of their house. You never hear anyone saying, “my wife and I are looking for a patchy, sunburnt garden,” right?

Nevertheless, it is possible to hear people complaining about a house design being too tacky, or too old. Not to mention, good landscaping provides a good foundation for plants to grow in a healthier, and more even manner.

Final Thoughts

After going through all of the above, it is easy to feel that you want to take your landscaping game to the next level. It is important, however, that you remember to not get carried away. Too much landscaping is simply going to look overwhelming for buyers. Think of it that way. If you workout everyday until you sculpt an amazing body, you would need to keep working out everyday, with the same intensity, in order to maintain it. To house buyers, an overly done landscaping would seem like too much of a high maintenance feature.

About Salman Zafar

Salman Zafar is the Founder of EcoMENA, and an international consultant, advisor, ecopreneur and journalist with expertise in waste management, waste-to-energy, renewable energy, environment protection and sustainable development. His geographical areas of focus include Middle East, Africa, Asia and Europe. Salman has successfully accomplished a wide range of projects in the areas of biomass energy, biogas, waste-to-energy, recycling and waste management. He has participated in numerous conferences and workshops as chairman, session chair, keynote speaker and panelist. Salman is the Editor-in-Chief of EcoMENA, and is a professional environmental writer with more than 300 popular articles to his credit. He is proactively engaged in creating mass awareness on renewable energy, waste management and environmental sustainability in different parts of the world. Salman Zafar can be reached at salman@ecomena.org or salman@bioenergyconsult.com
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